Monday, November 15, 2021

Family Medicine Physician Pay in the Far West

Recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) put family medicine physician employment in the United States at just over 98,500 as of May 2020.  More than 14,300 family medicine physicians were working in the six-state Far West region.  A look at BLS data reveals wide pay disparity for Far West region family medicine physicians.  At least 80% of family medicine physicians in the region lived in a state where the annual mean wage for the profession was near, or slightly lower than, the national average for the family medicine physicians.  At the same time, however, three states in the region ranked among the six best states nationally for family medicine physician annual mean wages.  More examination of May 2020 data from the BLS yields the following details about family medicine physician pay in the Far West region:

Family Medicine Physician Pay in the Far West

Family Medicine Physician Pay in the Far West

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
AK 420 $264,010 1st
CA 10,920 $215,860 27th
HI 350 $251,180 4th
NV 630 $205,040 38th
OR 860 N/A N/R
WA 1,150 $245,360 6th
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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