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Various healthcare jobs are some of the most disproportionately well-paid in the United States, with workers in some states earning up to 57 percent more than the national average salary, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics.

Using this data, Business Insider determined the most disproportionately well-paid job in each state, along with the percent difference between the state and national salary. The states where healthcare jobs are some of highest paid are listed below.

State

Occupation Title

State Average Annual Salary

National Average Annual Salary

Percent Difference

Georgia

Health Educators

$76,170

$55,260

38 percent

Maryland

Health Educators

$86,540

$55,260

57 percent

Nevada

Physical Therapists

$127,900

$83,940

52 percent

Ohio

Dentists, All Other Specialists

$219,480

$168,580

30 percent

Oklahoma

Optometrists

$146,330

$113,010

50 percent

Oregon

Skincare Specialists

$50,790

$33,810

50 percent

South Dakota

Home Health Aides

$25,440

$22,400

14 percent

Washington State

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

$57,850

$35,110

65 percent

Wisconsin

Nurse Anesthetists

$214,150

$158,900

35 percent

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