Physician Assistants in Alaska
Is Alaska a good place for you to work as a Physician Assistant?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Physician Assistants in Alaska are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physician Assistants in Alaska is growing faster than average.
Physician Assistants in Alaska earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physician Assistants Work in Alaska?
There were approximately 520 workers employed as Physician Assistants in this state in 2018.
There were 510 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means Alaska has fewer Physician Assistants than average.
Job Projections for Alaska
Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 21.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.
Alaska Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 30 annual job openings, and 510 total jobs in 2026 for Physician Assistants in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 10,600 annual jobs and 145,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Physician Assistants Make in Alaska?
In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $83,400 to $165,440 with $120,990 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $40.1 to $79.54. The median hourly rate was $58.17.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $56.71 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $1.46.
The median salary in Alaska is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Alaska Metros for Physician Assistants
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Physician Assistants.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Top States for Physician Assistants Employment
View the list below to see where most Physician Assistants work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Physician Assistants get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$115,460|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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