The 10 states offering America’s highest-paying jobs


If you want to live in a place where you get paid top-dollar, you may want to consider moving to Utah, where residents enjoy America’s highest median annual income, according to WalletHub.

The financial website’s 2018 Best & Worst States for Jobs rankings analyzed how the 50 U.S. states measure up. It looked at each state’s job-market strength, opportunity and economic environment across 29 key metrics, including employment growth, median annual income and average commute time. Based on these findings, each state received a score out of 100.

Utah came in at No. 4 on the overall list of Best Places to Find a Job, but Utah’s median annual income of $65,327, which is above the 2016 national average of $59,039, put it at No. 1 for the state where workers get the highest yearly salaries.

“Utah currently is a place of growth and change. New people are continuing to come. Economic prosperity is expanding. We’re not in a boom, but our growth seems to be sustainable,” University of Utah Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute director Pam Perlich told the Salt Lake Tribune when the latest census was published in 2017.

Based on WalletHub’s rankings, here are the 10 top-paying states.



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