Physician assistant earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Physician assistant salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Maryland $99,880
South Carolina $99,520
Kentucky $99,510
Missouri $99,510
Alabama $95,980
Guam $90,890
Hawaii $87,880
Mississippi $64,280
Arkansas $48,060
Puerto Rico $31,150
Connecticut $130,610
California $130,590
Washington $130,380
Nevada $130,070
Massachusetts $129,960
New Jersey $129,130
Alaska $128,990
New York $128,940
Montana $128,190
New Hampshire $128,190
New Mexico $128,160
Minnesota $127,870
Oregon $127,690
Rhode Island $127,690
Oklahoma $127,240
Vermont $127,240
Wyoming $126,110
Idaho $125,950
District of Columbia $125,560
North Dakota $125,230
Arizona $124,870
Iowa $122,630
Colorado $121,730
Maine $121,470
Wisconsin $121,470
Illinois $121,100
South Dakota $121,010
Utah $121,010
Virginia $120,990
Delaware $120,740
Texas $120,740
Indiana $119,790
North Carolina $107,330
Michigan $104,810
Nebraska $103,830
West Virginia $103,570
Pennsylvania $103,500
Ohio $102,510
Florida $101,680
Kansas $101,550
Louisiana $101,240
Tennessee $101,070
Georgia $101,040

How do physician assistant salaries compare to similar careers?

Physician assistants earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than prosthodontists but more than neuropsychologists.

Career Median Salary
Prosthodontist salary $101K
Pharmacist salary $129K
Optometrist salary $124K
Health services manager salary $101K
Physician assistant salary $122K
Anesthesiologist assistant salary $122K
Nurse practitioner salary $121K
Biomedical engineer salary $97K
Neuropsychologist salary $103K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)