Google Trend growth of Physician Assistants showed a peak in 2010 with it dropping off a little in the years from 2011 – 2013. The peak of interest of people typing in physician assistant into Google however is still strong comparatively.
Bureau of Labor Statistics information for Physician Assistants shows that the median wage reported in 2010 was $86,410 a year which comes out to be about $41.54 an hour. The typical education required for a Physician Assistant to start earning this generous salary is a Masters Degree which is obtained after their bachelors and then a 2 year training program that is just for PAs. The number of jobs available to Physician Assistants in 2010 was reported by the BLS as 83,600 total jobs with a growth rate expectation of 30% which is higher than most careers. The amount of PA jobs added from 2010 – 2020 is expected to be 24,700 added to the job marketplace. While many of our state by state salaries for Physician Assistants are in line with BLS numbers, you’ll see that some states pay as much as $106,000 a year. This shows that the decision on a location to take a job as a PA could make your difference in pay be as much as $30,000 a year.
Listed below is information that is specific to Physician Assistant job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Physician Assistant. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Physician Assistants and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and GlassDoor.com. The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”