Physician assistant earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Physician assistant salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Nevada $118,180
Connecticut $116,860
North Dakota $101,330
Vermont $109,510
Washington $113,140
Hawaii $104,630
Alaska $112,310
New Hampshire $109,890
New Jersey $110,420
California $112,860
Wyoming $105,960
Oregon $108,430
Minnesota $106,710
New York $106,400
Massachusetts $106,030
Utah $101,840
Ohio $101,490
Maine $103,480
New Mexico $106,240
Delaware $101,530
Rhode Island $94,790
Florida $99,010
Iowa $99,120
Oklahoma $102,340
North Carolina $98,670
Kentucky $96,280
Indiana $97,590
Colorado $100,890
Georgia $99,240
District of Columbia $103,640
South Dakota $97,420
West Virginia $95,570
Illinois $97,660
Idaho $94,050
Nebraska $95,920
Montana $96,340
Alabama $97,680
Kansas $97,660
Texas $103,040
Wisconsin $98,420
Michigan $98,680
Maryland $98,660
Missouri $93,280
Virginia $95,440
Pennsylvania $91,970
Louisiana $93,800
South Carolina $92,320
Arizona $94,860
Tennessee $87,110
Arkansas $74,490
Mississippi $37,460

How do physician assistant salaries compare to similar careers?

Physician assistants earn 8% more than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than prosthodontists but more than pharmacists.

Career Median Salary
Prosthodontist salary $185K
Nurse anesthetist salary $165K
Physician assistant salary $95K
Psychologist salary $66K
Nurse educator salary $62K
Optometrist salary $110K
Pharmacist salary $102K