The best states for physicians 2020: States ranked 40 to 31

August 3, 2020
Drew Boxler

Logan Lutton

Find out what states ranked from 40 to 31.

What are the best states for physicians to practice in? Find out in Physicians Practice Best States to Practice 2020 exclusive data project.


For our analysis, our editors ranked the states based on 2019 data covering five categories:

  • Mean salary
  • Highest/lowest malpractice premiums
  • The 2019 cost of living index
  • Tax climate (state collections per capita)
  • Physician density
  • Malpractice premium costs

Physicians Practice obtained the data from publicly available sources and partner organizations.

The Cunningham Group provided malpractice premium averages for each state.

Here’s a brief description of our methodology: We ranked each state on the criteria described desirable outcome per criteria, then averaging those scores resulted in the ranks of the states below and in other sequences in the slideshow series.

See the complete project at Physicians Practice.