These are the states where nurses, PAs earn the most

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Physician assistants and nurses working in the West and on the East Coast earn more than those working in other parts of the U.S., according to May 2018 mean salary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The top paying states by profession:

Physician assistants

1. Connecticut - $125,610
2. Washington - $123,980
3. Alaska - $122,260
4. Hawaii - $121,120
5. California - $117,230

Registered nurses

1. California - $106,950
2. Hawaii - $98,080
3. District of Columbia - $92,350
4. Massachusetts - $92,140
5. Oregon - $91,080

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