Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Paid Doctors

Fayetteville, Arkansas suburbs
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10. Arkansas
> Avg. salary, doctor: $211,410
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $38,540 (2nd lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 64.6 (10th lowest)
> Cost of living: 12.5% lower than nation

Boston, Massachusetts
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9. Massachusetts
> Avg. salary, doctor: $212,210
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $59,010 (the highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 105.1 (3rd highest)
> Cost of living: 7.1% higher than nation

Stark, New Hampshire
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8. New Hampshire
> Avg. salary, doctor: $214,020
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $48,710 (15th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 93.8 (5th highest)
> Cost of living: 5.2% higher than nation

Downtown Omaha at sunset Nebraska
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7. Nebraska
> Avg. salary, doctor: $216,200
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $42,630 (15th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 73.3 (21st lowest)
> Cost of living: 9.4% lower than nation

Farm, Wisconsin
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6. Wisconsin
> Avg. salary, doctor: $218,480
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $43,930 (22nd lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 81.7 (16th highest)
> Cost of living: 6.6% lower than nation