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|Avg. Annual Wage for Physicians (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
2023’s Best & Worst States for Doctors
Wallet Hub, Mar 20, 2023
Doctors are one of the most essential professions, especially as we deal with the diminished but continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors spent the last few years on the front lines combating the spread of this disease and administering the vaccines and boosters that have helped life get mostly back to normal.
Doctors are well compensated for the hard work they do to keep patients healthy. They are among the highest-paid and most educated professionals in the U.S., with general physicians having a median salary equal to or greater than $208,000 per year. The high salary makes sense, given the importance of their life-saving work and the struggles that come with life in the medical profession. However, doctors don’t start out wealthy. The average medical-school debt is around $202,000.
In order to help doctors decide where to practice, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key metrics. Their data set ranges from the average annual wage of physicians to hospitals per capita to the quality of the public hospital system….
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