In a recent study from the Brooking Institution’s Hamilton Project, they found the median salary for Americans aged between 25 and 34 is $33,452. States such as Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York dominated the list of top paying states, but their residents’ relatively steep costs of living and tax obligations can stretch their respective budgets. With factoring in the cost of living and state income taxes, we were able to the top 10 states for millennials to make big bucks.

10. Wisconsin

Median earnings: $27,207

9. Ohio

Median earnings: $27,370

8. Alaska

Median earnings: $27,475

7. Nebraska

Median earnings: $27,716

6. Connecticut

Median earnings: $27,744

5. South Dakota

Median earnings: $27,893

4. Massachusetts

Median earnings: $28,202

 

3. Minnesota

Median earnings: $28,268

2. Wyoming

Median earnings: $28,307

1. North Dakota

Median earnings: $30,447

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