Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Paid Doctors

St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
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30. Minnesota
> Avg. salary, doctor: $190,140
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $49,740 (14th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 90.5 (7th highest)
> Cost of living: 2.4% lower than nation

Louisville, Kentucky
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29. Kentucky
> Avg. salary, doctor: $191,400
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $40,880 (9th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 66.4 (14th lowest)
> Cost of living: 11.3% lower than nation

Cleveland, Ohio, Cuyahoga County
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28. Ohio
> Avg. salary, doctor: $191,890
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $44,750 (25th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 77.0 (23rd highest)
> Cost of living: 10.7% lower than nation

North Dakota Badlands
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27. North Dakota
> Avg. salary, doctor: $191,930
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $45,660 (23rd highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 77.5 (22nd highest)
> Cost of living: 8.5% lower than nation

Gallatin County, Montana
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26. Montana
> Avg. salary, doctor: $191,970
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $40,620 (6th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 75.6 (25th highest)
> Cost of living: 5.8% lower than nation