Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Paid Doctors

Montpelier, Vermont
Source: Thinkstock

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
Source: Thinkstock

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
Source: Thinkstock

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
Source: Thinkstock

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
Source: Thinkstock

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

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.