Physician Assistants in Colorado
Want to work in Colorado as a Physician Assistant? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Physician Assistants in Colorado are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physician Assistants in Colorado is growing faster than average.
Physician Assistants in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physician Assistants Work in Colorado?
In 2018, there were 3,190 Physician Assistants working in the state.
There were 3,180 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 Colorado has more Physician Assistants than average.
Job Projections for Colorado
Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 38.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.
Colorado Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 280 annual Physician Assistants job openings in Colorado, and 4,080 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 10,600 annual jobs and 145,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Physician Assistants Make in Colorado?
In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $63,740 to $142,020 with $103,070 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.64 to $68.28. The median hourly rate was $49.55.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $50.23 an hour.
The hourly rate declined by $0.68.
The median salary in Colorado is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Colorado 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|
|Colorado Springs, CO||280||$92,440|
|Fort Collins, CO||200||$111,600|
|Grand Junction, CO||80||$101,890|
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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