Get a Job >> Browse Articles >> Salary Guides


Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Physician Assistant

Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Physician Assistant

Physician assistants are relied upon to provide health services typically performed by a physician under the supervision of a doctor. They may treat and counsel patients, perform routine procedures, or specialize in an area like geriatrics or internal medicine. As a growing number of “retail” clinics crop up, physician assistants are gaining more responsibility and prestige. PAs are rewarded for their hard work and extensive knowledge. Are you earning the salary you should?

Top 10 Highest Paying States for Physician Assistants

State Salary (hourly)
1. Connecticut $43.87
2. New Jersey $42.85
3. Alaska $42.14
4. Maryland $41.04
5. Washington $40.66
6. New York $40.66
7. Minnesota $40.34
8. Utah $40.24
9. Arizona $39.85
10. Delaware $39.80

Statistics provided by

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 6 years ago


  • Photo_user_blank_big


    almost 6 years ago


    This doesn't seem to jibe with the statistics on "Median Annual PA Income for 2008 by
    State" put out by the AAPA, which has Nevada in the top position, with median annual income of $98,880, followed by California at $95,379 and Rhode Island at $95,073. And according to AAPA, median annual income for a PA in Mississippi is $94,043!

AllHealthcare School Finder

Save time in your search for a healthcare degree program. Use AllHealthcare's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

Get Info

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.