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Highest Paying States for Other Physicians and Surgeons

The highest paying states for other physicians and surgeons (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of other physicians and surgeons in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $207,400, Mississippi is the highest paying state for other physicians and surgeons. It is followed by Arizona (average annual salary $205,760). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of other physicians and surgeons in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Other Physicians and Surgeons

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Mississippi
$207,400
$45,720 1,760
2 Arizona
$205,760
$138,130 5,720
3 Kansas
$205,150
$54,720 3,190
4 Rhode Island
$203,340
$62,860 2,220
5 Massachusetts
$202,190
$61,700 14,370
6 Louisiana
$201,930
$75,880 4,340
7 Oregon
$201,710
$57,010 4,870
8 Connecticut
$200,180
$64,230 6,060
9 Illinois
$197,130
$52,370 10,270
10 New Jersey
$195,160
$58,900 14,520
11 South Carolina
$195,040
$56,730 2,900
12 Arkansas
$187,240
$49,990 2,750
13 District of Columbia
$187,000
$68,090 1,880
14 California
$186,410
$60,570 29,890
15 Pennsylvania
$185,370
$55,330 19,820
16 Maryland
$184,870
$82,960 10,550
17 North Dakota
$183,520
$103,240 530
18 Alaska
$182,190
$80,600 500
19 North Carolina
$182,170
$59,920 10,360
20 Missouri
$181,460
$72,040 4,440
21 Michigan
$181,380
$47,880 16,370
22 Kentucky
$179,690
$95,430 2,970
23 New York
$167,390
$60,340 46,080
24 Vermont
$165,050
$58,200 1,020
25 Virgin Islands
$125,520
$85,200 100
26 Oklahoma
$118,940
$54,170 2,800
27 Puerto Rico
$109,830
$31,660 1,050
28 Nebraska
$99,040
$54,350 1,860

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of other physicians and surgeons in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for other physicians and surgeons, Top Paying Jobs in America.