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Physician Assistants in Connecticut

Want to work in Connecticut as a Physician Assistant? Read this first!

28.7% Jobs Projection
$126,320 Median Salary
180 Job Openings

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.

Physician Assistants in CT Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means Connecticut has more Physician Assistants than average.

Physician Assistants in CT vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Physician Assistants: Nation vs. CT

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.

Physician Assistants Earnings: CT vs. National Average

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
Springfield, MA-CT 370 $115,780
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 370 $123,490
Worcester, MA-CT 300 $119,090
Waterbury, CT 150 $129,180
Danbury, CT 100 $134,420
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
New York 12,060 $117,060
California 10,520 $118,500
Texas 7,930 $110,080
Pennsylvania 6,650 $97,720
Florida 6,040 $104,420
North Carolina 5,010 $102,180
Michigan 4,490 $108,200
Ohio 4,430 $105,940
Massachusetts 3,720 $110,110
Georgia 3,470 $104,460
Colorado 3,190 $103,070
Maryland 3,040 $106,940
New Jersey 2,810 $120,700
Illinois 2,670 $105,660
Virginia 2,510 $99,980
Washington 2,470 $122,710
Connecticut 2,300 $126,320
Arizona 2,100 $105,120
Wisconsin 2,020 $111,890
Tennessee 2,010 $93,010

Below are the states where Physician Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $126,320
Washington $122,710
Alaska $120,990
New Jersey $120,700
Nevada $119,570
California $118,500
Wyoming $118,090
New York $117,060
Hawaii $116,230
District of Columbia $115,460


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