10 highest, lowest earning US regions for physicians

Provider compensation varies widely by U.S. region, with physicians in North Dakota raking in the highest average compensation, according to "Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2017."

The top 10 highest-earning states are:
1. North Dakota: $361,000
2. Alaska: $359,000
3. South Dakota: $354,000
4. Nebraska: $346,000
5. New Hampshire: $337,000
6. Wisconsin: $332,000
7. Utah: $327,000
8. Iowa: $325,000
9. Minnesota: $324,000
10. Indiana: $322,000

The lowest-earning regions include:
1. Washington, D.C.: $235,000
2. Maryland: $260,000
3. Rhode Island: $261,000
4. New Mexico: $261,000
5. Delaware: $268,000
6. Virginia: $272,000
7. New York: $277,000
8. Hawaii: $277,000
9. Louisiana: $282,000
10. Wyoming: $283,000

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