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Survey: If living in Arizona, becoming a surgeon will pay off the most

(Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

PHOENIX — Sure the tougher jobs in society generally pay the most money, but there’s a certain job that takes special expertise in Arizona that will pay more than any other on average.

According to Travel + Leisure, becoming a surgeon in Arizona will give you an annual salary of $282,080 on average.

The website conducted their study of the highest-paying job in every state by looking at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupations Employment and Wage Estimates survey.

Travel + Leisure defines a surgeon as “physicians who treat diseases, injuries, and deformities by invasive, minimally-invasive, or non-invasive surgical methods, such as using instruments, appliances, or by manual manipulation.”

It also pays off the most to become a surgeon of some sort in Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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