Published On: Fri, May 1st, 2015

10 highest and lowest-earning states for physicians

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Here are the 10 states in which physicians earn the highest and lowest average annual incomes, according to Medscape’s 2015 Physician Compensation Report, which includes responses from more than 19,500 physicians across 26 specialties.

Highest-Earning States

  1. North Dakota: $330,000
  2. Alaska: $330,000
  3. Wyoming: $312,000
  4. Wisconsin: $309,000
  5. Oklahoma: $304,000

Lowest-Earning States

  1. Massachusetts: $248,000
  2. New Mexico: $243,000
  3. Maryland: $237,000
  4. Rhode Island: $217,000
  5. District of Columbia: $186,000


Wayne Becker

Wayne Becker is a visionary, dynamic nursing leader with over 20 years of clinical expertise and 10+ years of management experience. Experienced in multiple organizational settings from individual community hospitals to tertiary, academic facilities. Demonstrated excellence in quality critical care and emergency care and fiscal accountability. Change agent who leads process improvement initiatives as well as managed staff through significant technology upgrades. Developed mentoring relationships that prepared staff at all levels for advanced professional opportunities.

Specialties: Trauma Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Emergency Nursing, and pre-hospital Emergency patient care. Utilization Management and leadership experience in for-profit and non-profit environments. Union and non-union leadership experience. Multiple EDIS and CPOE platforms.

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