The Highest Paying U.S. Metro Areas for Physicians


Physician salaries are typically considered some of the highest across the United States, with average annual salaries ranking at or above $208,000. However, pay can vary quite a bit in different cities across the country, due to cost of living and other factors, including specialty.

If your 2020 job search has you considering a change in location, be it across the state or across the country, knowing which areas offer the highest pay can help you decide your next move.

Take a look at the top ten metro areas offering the highest average annual salaries for Family and General Practitioners, Internists, Pediatricians, and Surgeons as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Family and General Practitioners

  1. Sheboygan, WI – $288,770
  2. Appleton, WI – $287,050
  3. Lafayette, LA – $285,350
  4. Jacksonville, NC – $282,770
  5. Rockford, IL – $281,470
  6. Portsmouth, NH-ME – $280,310
  7. Mobile, AL – $279,310
  8. Knoxville, TN – $278,300
  9. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC – $277,290
  10. Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS – $275,660

Internists

  1. Sioux Falls, SD – $291,360
  2. Tulsa, OK – $286,500
  3. Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC – $276,410
  4. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL – $273,690
  5. Richmond, VA – $269,200
  6. Albuquerque, NM – $262,050
  7. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA – $261,990
  8. New Haven, CT – $257,100
  9. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY – $256,900
  10. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV – $256,490

Pediatricians

  1. Montgomery, AL – $285,070
  2. Jackson, MS – $283,960
  3. Killeen-Temple, TX – $275,000
  4. Madison, WI – $274,720
  5. St. Louis, MO-IL – $271,230
  6. Eugene, OR – $267,860
  7. Salt Lake City, UT – $265,080
  8. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI – $264,320
  9. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV – $261,890
  10. Anchorage, AK – $258,830

Surgeons

  1. Greenville, NC – $289,460
  2. Winchester, VA-WV – $287,960
  3. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN – $287,850
  4. Champaign-Urbana, IL – $287,630
  5. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA – $287,390
  6. Bowling Green, KY – $286,530
  7. Bloomington, IL – $286,270
  8. New Orleans-Metairie, LA – $286,090
  9. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA – $285,890
  10. Grand Junction, CO – $285,760

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Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.

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