14 states with highest average pay for physicians and surgeons

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Physicians in Maine receive the highest average compensation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics' occupational employment statistics survey.

The survey data, released March 31, comes from information gathered in May 2020 and shows the mean annual wage for physicians was $218,850 nationwide. The data does not include pediatric ophthalmologists.

1. Maine: $279,700
2. Montana: $271,560
3. South Dakota: $269,100
4. Alaska: $266,200
5. Wyoming: $263,540
6. Hawaii: $263,200
7. Indiana: $260,540
8. Wisconsin: $258,470
9. Nevada: $251,840
10. Georgia: $251,300
11. Washington: $249,600
12. Kentucky: $249,540
13. Colorado: $247,520
14. Iowa: $246,660

 

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