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WalletHub study: 2022’s best and worst states for doctors

With National Doctors’ Day coming up on March 30 and the median physician’s salary at around $208,000, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2022’s Best & Worst States for Doctors, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

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 the average annual wage of physicians to hospitals per capita to the quality of the public hospital system.

Practicing in California (1=Best, 25=Avg.):

  • 49th – Avg. Annual Wage of Physicians (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 42nd – Avg. Monthly Starting Salary of Physicians (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 38th – Hospitals per Capita
  • 23rd – Insured Population Rate
  • 43rd – Projected % of Population Aged 65 & Older by 2030
  • 4th – Projected Physicians per Capita by 2028
  • 14th – Punitiveness of State Medical Board
  • 9th – Malpractice Award Payout Amount per Capita
  • 10th – Annual Malpractice Liability Insurance Rate

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This article was released by WalletHub.