10 highest- & lowest-earning states for physicians

The North Central region of the United States offers, on average, the highest pay for physicians per year, according to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2016.

Here are the five top-earning states for physicians:

•    North Dakota — $348,000
•    New Hampshire — $322,000
•    Nebraska — $317,000
•    Alaska — $314,000
•    Montana — $304,000

Here are the five lowest-earning states for physicians:

•    Rhode Island — $224,000
•    District of Columbia — $226,000
•    Maryland — $231,000
•    Massachusetts — $257,000
•    Michigan — $262,000

Note: The report includes responses from 19,200 physicians in more than 26 specialties.

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