Physician assistant earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Physician assistant salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Connecticut $126,320
Washington $122,710
Alaska $120,990
Hawaii $116,230
California $118,500
New York $117,060
Wyoming $118,090
Nevada $119,570
New Jersey $120,700
Minnesota $115,200
District of Columbia $115,460
Oregon $113,950
New Hampshire $112,530
Iowa $107,350
Michigan $108,200
Maine $112,050
Texas $110,080
Idaho $104,290
Massachusetts $110,110
New Mexico $112,330
Illinois $105,660
Maryland $106,940
Wisconsin $111,890
North Dakota $103,590
Nebraska $103,400
Vermont $104,720
Montana $107,210
Florida $104,420
Ohio $105,940
Delaware $105,940
Kansas $103,120
North Carolina $102,180
Oklahoma $103,860
West Virginia $99,730
South Carolina $97,340
Rhode Island $93,370
Georgia $104,460
South Dakota $101,650
Colorado $103,070
Utah $99,710
Arizona $105,120
Virginia $99,980
Arkansas $102,160
Pennsylvania $97,720
Indiana $98,880
Missouri $95,270
Kentucky $94,080
Tennessee $93,010
Louisiana $90,440
Mississippi $90,400
Puerto Rico $22,130

How do physician assistant salaries compare to similar careers?

Physician assistants earn 13% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than prosthodontists but more than anesthesiologist assistants.

Career Median Salary
Prosthodontist salary $177K
Nurse practitioner salary $113K
Nurse anesthetist salary $168K
Physician assistant salary $92K
Optometrist salary $112K
Nurse educator salary $61K
Pharmacist salary $102K
Anesthesiologist assistant salary $109K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)