Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Paid Doctors

Montpelier, Vermont
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45. Vermont
> Avg. salary, doctor: $165,710
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $46,060 (21st highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 113.5 (the highest)
> Cost of living: 1.2% higher than nation

Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
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44. New Mexico
> Avg. salary, doctor: $167,140
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $43,170 (19th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 76.1 (24th highest)
> Cost of living: 5% lower than nation

Sonoran Desert in Full Spring Bloom, Arizona
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43. Arizona
> Avg. salary, doctor: $169,520
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $45,310 (25th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 65.3 (11th lowest)
> Cost of living: 3.6% lower than nation

View of the beach and skyline in Atlantic City, New Jersey
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42. New Jersey
> Avg. salary, doctor: $174,080
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $54,950 (6th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 85.3 (10th highest)
> Cost of living: 14.5% higher than nation

Castle Hill Lighthouse, Rhode Island
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41. Rhode Island
> Avg. salary, doctor: $174,300
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $50,780 (11th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 95.0 (4th highest)
> Cost of living: 1.3% lower than nation