Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Paid Doctors

Biloxi Beach at Sunset, Mississippi
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5. Mississippi
> Avg. salary, doctor: $223,250
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $37,620 (the lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 53.7 (the lowest)
> Cost of living: 13.3% lower than nation

Honolulu Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
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4. Hawaii
> Avg. salary, doctor: $228,220
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $47,740 (17th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 85.6 (9th highest)
> Cost of living: 16.8% higher than nation

Wichita, Kansas
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3. Kansas
> Avg. salary, doctor: $228,590
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $42,930 (18th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 75.1 (24th lowest)
> Cost of living: 9.3% lower than nation

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2. Iowa
> Avg. salary, doctor: $234,600
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $41,840 (12th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 73.6 (22nd lowest)
> Cost of living: 9.7% lower than nation

Two seaplanes parked at a harbor, Ketchikan, Alaska
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1. Alaska
> Avg. salary, doctor: $235,600
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $55,760 (4th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 84.0 (12th highest)
> Cost of living: 5.7% higher than nation