Physician Assistants in Connecticut
Want to work in Connecticut as a Physician Assistant? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Physician Assistants in Connecticut are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physician Assistants in Connecticut is growing faster than average.
Physician Assistants in Connecticut earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physician Assistants Work in Connecticut?
In 2018, there were 2,300 Physician Assistants working in the state.
There were 1,910 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 390 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means Connecticut has more Physician Assistants than average.
Job Projections for Connecticut
Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 28.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.
Connecticut Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 180 annual job openings, and a total of 2,600 jobs for Connecticut Physician Assistants in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 10,600 annual jobs and 145,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Physician Assistants Make in Connecticut?
In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $90,990 to $162,710 with $126,320 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $43.75 to $78.23. The median hourly rate was $60.73.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $56.04 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $4.69.
The median salary in Connecticut is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Connecticut 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|
|Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT||1,060||$128,490|
|New Haven, CT||440||$122,050|
|Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI||80||$117,770|
Top States for Physician Assistants Employment
The table below shows the states 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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