Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Paid Doctors

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20. Alabama
> Avg. salary, doctor: $198,890
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $41,920 (13th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 63.6 (7th lowest)
> Cost of living: 12.2% lower than nation

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19. Wyoming
> Avg. salary, doctor: $200,260
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $45,850 (22nd highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 66.4 (13th lowest)
> Cost of living: 3.8% lower than nation

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18. South Carolina
> Avg. salary, doctor: $202,120
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $40,580 (5th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 66.1 (12th lowest)
> Cost of living: 9.5% lower than nation

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17. Colorado
> Avg. salary, doctor: $202,780
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $51,180 (10th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 79.9 (19th highest)
> Cost of living: 2% higher than nation

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16. Pennsylvania
> Avg. salary, doctor: $205,310
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $46,550 (19th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 82.0 (15th highest)
> Cost of living: 1.8% lower than nation