Decatur ranked third for salary behind St. Joseph, MO and Laredo, TX. It also scored highly on housing affordability and job availability. Physicians and surgeons are earning an average median salary of $262, 230, which is 41 percent more than the national average of $187,200.
“Having practiced internal medicine for 30 years in Decatur, I can validate Decatur ranking in the top 25 cities for best places in the United States for physicians and surgeons,” said David Baumberger, M.D., Vice President Quality Systems & Medical Affairs, Decatur Memorial Hospital. “For me, the ranking is what my family and I have come to know and love about Decatur.”