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Here are the mean salaries & hourly wages for general internists nationwide — South Dakota tops the list at nearly $276k

General internists in the U.S. make approximately $201,840 per year, which averages to about $97.04 per hour, according to 2016 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

General internists in South Dakota saw the highest annual mean wage in the U.S. at $275,760, followed by internists in Alabama ($274,930) and Arkansas ($266,980). BLS calculated annual wages by multiplying the hourly mean wage by 2,080 hours.

The BLS was not able to gather data for several states, including Michigan, North Dakota and West Virginia.

Here is how 47 states and Washington, D.C., stacked up in terms of general internists' annual mean wage and hourly mean wage in 2016. States are listed in alphabetical order.

Alabama

Annual mean wage: $274,930
Hourly mean wage: $132.18

Alaska

Annual mean wage: $222,760
Hourly mean wage: $107.09

Arizona

Annual mean wage: $210,220
Hourly mean wage: $101.07

Arkansas

Annual mean wage: $266,980
Hourly mean wage: $128.36

California

Annual mean wage: $207,130
Hourly mean wage: $99.58

Colorado

Annual mean wage: $213,470
Hourly mean wage: $102.63

Connecticut

Annual mean wage: $213,970
Hourly mean wage: $102.87

Delaware

Annual mean wage: $188,320
Hourly mean wage: $90.54

District of Columbia

Annual mean wage: $114,620
Hourly mean wage: $55.11

Florida

Annual mean wage: $211,870
Hourly mean wage: $101.86

Georgia

Annual mean wage: $252,040
Hourly mean wage: $121.17

Hawaii

Annual mean wage: $185,670
Hourly mean wage: $89.26

Idaho

Annual mean wage: $256,760
Hourly mean wage: $123.44

Illinois

Annual mean wage: $219,260
Hourly mean wage: $105.41

Indiana

Annual mean wage: $240,420
Hourly mean wage: $115.58

Iowa

Annual mean wage: $222,810
Hourly mean wage: $107.12

Kansas

Annual mean wage: $208,710
Hourly mean wage: $100.34

Kentucky

Annual mean wage: $211,620
Hourly mean wage: $101.74

Louisiana

Annual mean wage: $236,560
Hourly mean wage: $113.73

Maine

Annual mean wage: $193,610
Hourly mean wage: $93.08

Maryland

Annual mean wage: $205,990
Hourly mean wage: $99.03

Massachusetts

Annual mean wage: $247,850
Hourly mean wage: $119.16

Minnesota

Annual mean wage: $247,430
Hourly mean wage: $118.96

Mississippi

Annual mean wage: $230,540
Hourly mean wage: $110.83

Missouri

Annual mean wage: $240,280
Hourly mean wage: $115.52

Montana

Annual mean wage: $219,530
Hourly mean wage: $105.54

Nebraska

Annual mean wage: $207,290
Hourly mean wage: $99.66

Nevada

Annual mean wage: $231,990
Hourly mean wage: $111.53

New Hampshire

Annual mean wage: $264,530
Hourly mean wage: $127.18

New Jersey

Annual mean wage: $220,620
Hourly mean wage: $106.07

New Mexico

Annual mean wage: $266,550
Hourly mean wage: $128.15

New York

Annual mean wage: $190,940
Hourly mean wage: $91.80

North Carolina

Annual mean wage: $265,150
Hourly mean wage: $127.48

Ohio

Annual mean wage: $205,580
Hourly mean wage: $98.84

Oklahoma

Annual mean wage: $209,880
Hourly mean wage: $100.91

Oregon

Annual mean wage: $213,050
Hourly mean wage: $102.43

Pennsylvania

Annual mean wage: $167,020
Hourly mean wage: $80.30

Rhode Island

Annual mean wage: $203,230
Hourly mean wage: $97.71

South Carolina

Annual mean wage: $212,280
Hourly mean wage: $102.06

South Dakota

Annual mean wage: $275,760
Hourly mean wage: $132.58

Tennessee

Annual mean wage: $234,080
Hourly mean wage: $112.54

Texas

Annual mean wage: $153,940
Hourly mean wage: $74.01

Utah

Annual mean wage: $223,420
Hourly mean wage: $107.41

Vermont

Annual mean wage: $208,560
Hourly mean wage: $100.27

Virginia

Annual mean wage: $200,090
Hourly mean wage: $96.20

Washington

Annual mean wage: $233,020
Hourly mean wage: $112.03

Wisconsin

Annual mean wage: $248,420
Hourly mean wage: $119.43

Wyoming

Annual mean wage: $241,690
Hourly mean wage: $116.20

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