Monday, August 23, 2021

Family Physician Pay in the Great Plains Region

Recently published information by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) put family medicine physician employment at more than 98,000 as of May 2020.  More than 13,000 of those employed as family physicians lived in the seven-state Great Plains region of the country.  BLS data reveals the region to be a good one for family physician pay, except in Missouri, which ranks in the bottom quintile nationally for family physician annual mean wages.  The other six states in the region all feature family physician annual mean wage levels above the national average and one of those states, Minnesota, ranks as one of the ten best states in the nation for family physician annual mean wages.  Further examination of May 2020 data from the BLS tells us the following about family medicine physician pay in the Great Plains region:

Family Physician Pay in the Great Plains Region
Family Physician Pay in the Great Plains Region

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
IA 1,320 $226,510 14th
KS 520 $228,590 12th
MN 2,450 $248,630 5th
MO 7,520 $194,120 45th
NE 700 $219,000 22nd
ND 320 $220,280 20th
SD 340 $224,960 15th
U.S. 98,590 $214,370 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on May 12, 2021

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