Dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists are the highest paid workers in these states

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Dentists, oral surgeons and orthodontists are some of the highest paying occupations in the U.S., according to data from GOBankingRates and cited by CNBC.

Below are the states where oral surgeons and orthodontists are the highest paid professions in the state:

Alabama
Highest-paying job: Orthodontist
Mean hourly wage: $139.30
Mean annual wage: $289,740

Arizona
Highest-paying job: Orthodontist
Mean hourly wage: $136.39
Mean annual wage: $284,310

Florida
Highest-paying job: Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Mean hourly wage: $138.68
Mean annual wage: $288.450

Iowa
Highest-paying job: Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Mean hourly wage: $127.36
Mean annual age: $264,910

Massachusetts
Highest-paying job: Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Mean hourly wage: $136.23
Mean annual wage: $283,350

Missouri
Highest-paying job: Orthodontist
Mean hourly wage: $130.65
Mean annual wage: $271,750

New Jersey
Highest-paying job: Orthodontist
Mean hourly wage: $126.87
Mean annual wage: $263,880

South Carolina
Highest-paying job: Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Mean hourly wage: $128.83
Mean annual wage: $267,960

Utah
Highest-paying job: Dentists, all other specialists
Mean hourly wage: $123.94
Mean annual wage: $257,800

Virginia
Highest-paying job: Oral and maxillofacial surgeon
Mean hourly wage: $135,16
Mean annual wage: $281,130

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