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Top 10 Places for an Internal Medicine Doctor to Live

If you’re looking for your next opportunity as a physician practicing Internal Medicine but you’re not sure where you want to practice, PracticeMatch is here to help! We’ve put together a list of the top 10 places to practice medicine. The list includes the average salary in each state, the differences between the national and state salaries, and the concentration, or location quotient, of the specialty in each state. We have also included a breakdown of the different degrees held by Internal Medicine Doctors.

Top 10 Places for an Internal Medicine Doctor to Live

Note: The concentration of each specialty is calculated by dividing the local concentration of the industry by the national concentration of the industry. If the location quotient is greater than 1, the industry makes up a larger share of that state’s employment than it does for the entire United States.

National Average: $203,328

North Dakota
Average Salary: $192,449
Location Quotient: 1.38
Salary Difference: -5.7%

Iowa
Average Salary: $190,508
Location Quotient: 1.03
Salary Difference: -6.7%

Wyoming
Average Salary: $200,553
Location Quotient: 0.82
Salary Difference: -1.4%

Oregon
Average Salary: $190,262
Location Quotient: 1.34
Salary Difference: -6.9%

New Mexico
Average Salary: $181,492
Location Quotient: 1.57
Salary Difference: -12%

South Dakota
Average Salary: $186,543
Location Quotient: 0.88
Salary Difference: -9%

Nebraska
Average Salary: $187,164
Location Quotient: 0.88
Salary Difference: -8.6%

Minnesota
Average Salary: $185,318
Location Quotient: 1.19
Salary Difference: -9.7%

Arizona
Average Salary: $184,783
Location Quotient: 1.09
Salary Difference: -10%

Montana
Average Salary: $185,084
Location Quotient: 0.93
Salary Difference: -9.9%

Below, you will find the breakdown of degrees held by Internal Medicine Doctors across the United States.

Degree Percentage
Doctorate 33%
Bachelors 15%
Masters 14%
Associate 11%
Other Degrees 27%


If you have anything you’d like to add to this list, or something else you’d like to share with us, reach out to us at information@practicematch.com!

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