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These 10 US cities saw the highest doctor pay growth in 2018

Doctor pay grew by an average of 15% in Fresno, California, and New Orleans last year, according to a Doximity report. See which other cities made the list.

Cities and areas that have a high demand for physicians aren’t always the ones where doctors’ pay is increasing the most, a new report from Doximity has concluded.

The report drew on self-reported data from roughly 70,000 doctors surveyed in 2017 and again in 2018.

Average physician compensation nationwide was about $300,000 last year, according to a Medscape report, though the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provided a much lower number—$208,000—for the median pay of physicians and surgeons in 2017.

These are the top 10 U.S. cities that saw the highest increases in physician pay last year, according to Doximity’s 2018 U.S. Physician Employment Report.

To learn more, see the full report from Doximity.

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