Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Paid Doctors

Portland Oregon
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35. Oregon
> Avg. salary, doctor: $181,570
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $48,100 (16th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 92.2 (6th highest)
> Cost of living: 1% lower than nation

New York City, New York
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34. New York
> Avg. salary, doctor: $181,870
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $57,030 (2nd highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 82.9 (14th highest)
> Cost of living: 15.7% higher than nation

Richmond Skyline, Virginia
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33. Virginia
> Avg. salary, doctor: $184,420
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $51,670 (9th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 74.7 (23rd lowest)
> Cost of living: 2.6% higher than nation

Mountain hilking trail leads the Idaho mountains
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32. Idaho
> Avg. salary, doctor: $187,270
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $40,810 (tied-7th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 62.5 (5th lowest)
> Cost of living: 6.6% lower than nation

Chicago, Illinois 4
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31. Illinois
> Avg. salary, doctor: $189,480
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $49,970 (13th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 81.0 (17th highest)
> Cost of living: 0.7% higher than nation