Special Report

States Where Doctors Earn the Most (and Least)

West Virginia Bridge
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50. West Virginia
> Avg. doctor salary:
$204,750
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $373,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $37,880
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 109.2 (18th lowest)
> Health care spending per capita: $7,667 (11th highest)
> Uninsured rate: 17.1% (18th highest)

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49. Delaware
> Avg. doctor salary:
$218,000
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $393,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $49,520
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 114.3 (21st lowest)
> Health care spending per capita: $8,480 (5th highest)
> Uninsured rate: 10.9% (7th lowest)

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48. Michigan
> Avg. doctor salary:
$228,750
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $341,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $45,140
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 124.1 (21st highest)
> Health care spending per capita: $6,618 (19th lowest)
> Uninsured rate: 12.9% (15th lowest)

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47. Maryland
> Avg. doctor salary:
$233,000
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $322,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $53,470
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 183.7 (2nd highest)
> Health care spending per capita: $7,492 (14th highest)
> Uninsured rate: 11.7% (10th lowest)

Cumberland County, Maine
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46. Maine
> Avg. doctor salary:
$235,500
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $375,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $42,140
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 135.2 (12th highest)
> Health care spending per capita: $8,521 (4th highest)
> Uninsured rate: 13.5% (18th lowest)

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