New Hampshire has the highest average annual salary for physicians and surgeons at $275,050, while Nebraska has the lowest, averaging $167,230 a year, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The data represent the salaries of physicians and surgeons whose specialties are not separately tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As such, it exclude salaries of:
- Family and general practitioners;
- Obstetricians and gynecologists; and
Salary information for those specialties are separately available on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Below is a full map of the average annual salary for physicians and surgeons in the United States:
(Dyrda, Becker's Hospital Review, 6/6; Bureau of Labor Statistics report, accessed 6/7).
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