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How much does a Physician Assistant make in the United States?

Average Physician Assistant Hourly Wage in the United States

Physician Assistants earn a median hourly wage of $48.79. Hourly wages typically start from $31.55 and go up to $68.37.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Physician Assistant Yearly Salary in the United States

Physician Assistants earn a median salary of $101,480 per year. Salaries typically start from $65,620 and go up to $142,210.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Employment Type Mix

90%
Full-Time
10%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

3.7
SCORE
52
RATINGS
Physician Assistants average a score of 3.7 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Physician Assistants in the 97th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Physician Assistant Earnings by Seniority

Top End Physician Assistant Earnings

The highest earning Physician Assistants in the United States earn:

$68.37
an hour
$142,210
per year
Senior Physician Assistant Earnings

Senior Physician Assistants in the United States earn:

$58.37
an hour
$121,420
per year
Experienced Physician Assistant Earnings

Experienced Physician Assistants in the United States earn:

$48.79
an hour
$101,480
per year
Junior Physician Assistant Earnings

Junior Physician Assistants in the United States earn:

$41.41
an hour
$86,130
per year
Starting Physician Assistant Earnings

Starting Physician Assistants in the United States earn:

$31.55
an hour
$65,620
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Physician Assistant salary comparison

Physician Assistants earn more than 89% percent of Health careers. Physician Assistant salaries are in the top 96% of all careers in the United States.

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Physician Assistant Salary $101k
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Source:

Historical salary for Physician Assistants in the United States

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Physician Assistant salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Physician Assistant Salary in Vermont $52.65 $109,510 # 1
Physician Assistant Salary in Washington $54.40 $113,140 # 2
Physician Assistant Salary in Wyoming $50.94 $105,960 # 3
Physician Assistant Salary in West Virginia $45.95 $95,570 # 4
Physician Assistant Salary in Wisconsin $47.32 $98,420 # 5
Physician Assistant Salary in Virginia $45.89 $95,440 # 6
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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