This is the highest-paying job in Georgia

Georgia is quite the business hub. You can find a variety of jobs throughout the state, but which one pays the most?

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To find out, Business Insider sifted through the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage Estimate to figure out the top-paying jobs for every state in America and Washington DC.

For Georgia, surgeons came out on top. They found that they make an average annual pay of $271,000.

Overall, doctors dominated the entire list. Anesthesiology was the highest-paying field in 17 states, while surgeons were No. 1 in 16 states. 

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As for other states in the South, orthodontists were No. 1 in Alabama and general pediatricians were No. 1 in Mississippi and Arkansas.

Not interesting in being a doctor? There are also some gigs in the nursing industry with high annual incomes. 

Nurse anesthetists rake in about $121,000, nurse practitioners make about $103,000 and nurse midwives bring in about $97,000.

Want to see the highest-paying jobs in other areas? Take a look at the map of findings below. 

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