Special Report

States Where Doctors Earn the Most (and Least)

Bosie, Idaho
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35. Idaho
> Avg. doctor salary:
$246,000
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $429,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $39,770
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 81.5 (the lowest)
> Health care spending per capita: $5,658 (4th lowest)
> Uninsured rate: 18.8% (14th highest)

Denver, Colorado 4
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34. Colorado
> Avg. doctor salary:
$246,500
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $346,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $49,860
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 123.2 (23rd highest)
> Health care spending per capita: $5,994 (7th lowest)
> Uninsured rate: 16.0% (22nd highest)

Newport, Vermont
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33. Vermont
> Avg. doctor salary:
$247,250
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $299,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $44,540
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 181.3 (3rd highest)
> Health care spending per capita: $7,635 (12th highest)
> Uninsured rate: 8.7% (3rd lowest)

North Carolina
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32. North Carolina
> Avg. doctor salary:
$247,750
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $342,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $43,280
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 119.7 (24th lowest)
> Health care spending per capita: $6,444 (14th lowest)
> Uninsured rate: 18.1% (16th highest)

Birmingham, Alabama
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31. Alabama
> Avg. doctor salary:
$248,500
> Avg. medical specialist salary: $382,000
> Avg. salary for all occupations: $40,890
> Primary care physicians (per 100,000 residents): 103.5 (11th lowest)
> Health care spending per capita: $6,272 (10th lowest)
> Uninsured rate: 15.9% (24th highest)

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