Scope of practice laws, specialty, setting, experience and geographic location are the most important factors that determine physician assistant compensation. Laws in some states, for example, limit utility of PAs in that region keeping compensation low. In contrast, other states may allow physician assistants a high degree of autonomy making them more valuable in practice – so, they command higher salaries.

Understanding the average salary for PAs in your area can help you make educated career decisions. Will you need to relocate to meet your financial goals? What salary should you negotiate for in your employment contract discussions? To provide a reference point, we checked out average salaries for physician assistants across the United States. Based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, here’s how much physician assistants can expect to earn on a state-by-state basis.

Average Physician Assistant Salary by State 

Are You Ready to Thrive?

Learn more about our online residency program; we pair clinical and professional development to take advanced practice providers to the next level. Get More Info>>

How does your PA salary compare to these averages?


You Might Also Like: 4 Tax Writeoffs for Physician Assistants 


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Share Post:

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Are you ready to Thrive?

Support + education for early career nurse practitioners.

Are you struggling as an early career NP or PA?

Learn more about ThriveAP, the program designed to boost primary care clinical knowledge.

Support and education for early career NPs & PAs

Download the ThriveAP info
packet for more information!