Special Report

States Where Doctors Earn the Most (and Least)

Las Vegas, Nevada 2
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5. Nevada
> Avg. doctor salary:
$283,750
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $360,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $42,310
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 85.6 (4th lowest)
> Health care spending per capita: $5,735 (5th lowest)
> Uninsured rate: 23.2% (3rd highest)

Omaha, Nebraska
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4. Nebraska
> Avg. doctor salary:
$295,000
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $407,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $41,080
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 123.1 (24th highest)
> Health care spending per capita: $7,048 (20th highest)
> Uninsured rate: 12.9% (16th lowest)

Dubuque, Iowa
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3. Iowa
> Avg. doctor salary:
$304,750
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $378,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $41,120
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 89.0 (6th lowest)
> Health care spending per capita: $6,921 (23rd highest)
> Uninsured rate: 9.6% (5th lowest)

Rapid City, South Dakota
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2. South Dakota
> Avg. doctor salary:
$305,250
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $411,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $37,300
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 114.9 (22nd lowest)
> Health care spending per capita: $7,056 (19th highest)
> Uninsured rate: 12.8% (14th lowest)

Juneau County, Alaska
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1. Alaska
> Avg. doctor salary:
$330,000
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $376,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $54,040
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 114.2 (20th lowest)
> Health care spending per capita: $9,128 (2nd highest)
> Uninsured rate: 20.8% (6th highest)

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