Where physicians earn the most, according to 24/7 Wall St.

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Physicians practicing in Alaska, Iowa and Kansas have the highest salaries in the U.S. on average, a recent 24/7 Wall St. study found.

For the study, researchers looked at the 2015 average annual salary of family and general practitioners on a state-by-state basis, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics survey.

Here are five things to know from the 24/7 Wall St. study.

1. Alaska topped the list with an average physician salary of $235,600.

2. Other states in the top five are Iowa ($234,600), Kansas ($228,590), Hawaii ($228,220) and Mississippi ($223,250).

3. At the bottom of the list is Oklahoma, with an average physician salary of $144,100.

4. Other states in the bottom five are Missouri ($155,480), Nevada ($160,070), West Virginia ($164,420) and Delaware ($164,980).

5. 24/7 Wall St. noted in its report that the medical student population in a state can partly contribute to a lower average physician salary there, as physician demand may be lower.

 

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