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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 $207,140, Kansas 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 2017 [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 Kansas
$207,140
$49,350 4,170
2 Arizona
$205,760
$87,080 5,030
3 Rhode Island
$203,340
$60,670 2,020
4 Oregon
$201,710
$56,200 5,570
5 Mississippi
$201,220
$45,140 1,920
6 Louisiana
$200,490
$110,810 3,560
7 Connecticut
$200,180
$61,250 5,320
8 Illinois
$196,980
$52,380 12,160
9 Pennsylvania
$195,700
$56,290 18,440
10 New Jersey
$195,160
$56,800 13,670
11 South Carolina
$195,040
$55,220 3,020
12 Arkansas
$190,350
$48,890 2,560
13 Massachusetts
$188,170
$57,560 11,270
14 California
$186,410
$55,870 25,300
15 Michigan
$186,250
$48,450 13,520
16 North Dakota
$183,520
$96,770 400
17 Alaska
$182,190
$75,920 350
18 North Carolina
$182,170
$57,070 10,740
19 Missouri
$181,460
$69,070 4,320
20 Kentucky
$179,690
$53,490 3,550
21 Maryland
$179,150
$92,140 10,090
22 District of Columbia
$172,340
$57,630 2,150
23 New York
$166,010
$60,830 44,870
24 Vermont
$165,050
$57,650 1,010
25 Virgin Islands
$122,820
$56,150 90
26 Oklahoma
$118,940
$49,560 2,670
27 Nebraska
$101,950
$54,160 1,680
28 Puerto Rico
$86,220
$31,030 1,020

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.