10 states where physicians earn the least

While physician incomes are highest in sparsely populated parts of the country, most of the lowest-paying locations for physicians are on the East Coast, according to Medscape's Physician Compensation Report.

Physicians in Washington, D.C.*, have the lowest annual income, clocking in at $186,000. After that, physicians in the following nine states earn the least each year on average:

  • Rhode Island — $217,000
  • Maryland — $237,000
  • New Mexico — $243,000
  • Massachusetts — $248,000
  • New York — $249,000
  • Delaware — $250,000
  • Virginia — $251,000
  • Utah — $251,000
  • Pennsylvania — $255,000

The Medscape report includes responses from more than 19,500 physicians across 26 specialties.

*For the purposes of the report, Medscape classified Washington, D.C. as a state.



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