Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Paid Doctors

Provo, Utah
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15. Utah
> Avg. salary, doctor: $205,720
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $44,130 (23rd lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 56.6 (3rd lowest)
> Cost of living: 3% lower than nation

Bellevue Washington from Lake with Mountains
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14. Washington
> Avg. salary, doctor: $206,250
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $54,010 (8th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 83.3 (13th highest)
> Cost of living: 3.8% higher than nation

French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
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13. Louisiana
> Avg. salary, doctor: $206,440
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $40,810 (tied-7th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 64.2 (8th lowest)
> Cost of living: 8.6% lower than nation

Atlanta, Georgia 3
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12. Georgia
> Avg. salary, doctor: $207,770
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $45,420 (24th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 64.4 (9th lowest)
> Cost of living: 8% lower than nation

Pierre, South Dakota
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11. South Dakota
> Avg. salary, doctor: $210,150
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $38,820 (3rd lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 75.6 (25th lowest)
> Cost of living: 12% lower than nation