Wednesday, March 18, 2020

2020’s Best & Worst States for Doctors – WalletHub Study

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With doctors on the front lines against the threat of coronavirus, National Doctors' Day coming up on March 30 and "physician" being the highest-paid job of 2019, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020's Best & Worst States for Doctors as well as accompanying videos.

To identify the best states for those in the business of saving lives, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key metrics. The data set ranges from average annual wage of physicians to hospitals per capita to quality of public hospital system.  

Best States for Doctors
Worst States for Doctors
1. Montana
42. Hawaii
2. Wisconsin
43. Delaware
3. Idaho
44. Maryland
4. North Dakota
45. District of Columbia
5. Minnesota
46. New Jersey
6. Kansas
47. Alaska
7. Iowa
48. Massachusetts
8. Tennessee
49. Connecticut
9. Mississippi
50. Rhode Island
10. Nebraska
51. New York

Best vs. Worst:
Mississippi has the highest average annual wage for surgeons (adjusted for cost of living), $313,491, which is 2.1 times higher than in the California, the lowest at $152,850.

Minnesota has the lowest number of physicians per 1,000 residents, 1.09, which is 6.2 times lower than in the District of Columbia, the highest at 6.71.

Florida has the highest projected share of the population aged 65 and older by 2030, 27.08 percent, which is two times higher than in Utah, the lowest at 13.21 percent.

Wisconsin has the lowest annual malpractice liability insurance rate, $6,699, which is 6.1 times lower than in New York, the highest at $40,826.

To view the full report and your state or the District's rank, please visit: 

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