10 worst cities for physician pay in 2021

Compensation for U.S. physicians grew 3.8 percent on average between 2020 and 2021, compared to 1.5 percent from 2019 to 2020, according to Doximity's "2021 Physician Compensation Report" released Dec. 16. Still, some regions lag behind others when it comes to physician pay. 

Here are the metropolitan areas with the lowest average compensation for physicians:

1. Baltimore: $330,917*

2. Providence, R.I.: $346,092*

3. San Antonio: $355,439*

4. Washington, D.C.: $356,633*

5. Boston: $363,545*

6. Portland, Ore.: $363,890

7. Denver: $364,927*

8. Philadelphia: $373,765*

9. Birmingham, Ala.: $375,074

10. Detroit: $376,007

*Asterisk denotes that a city has appeared on this list three or more times.

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