Physician Assistants in Florida
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Physician Assistants in Florida are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physician Assistants in Florida is growing faster than average.
Physician Assistants in Florida earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physician Assistants Work in Florida?
There were approximately 6,040 workers employed as Physician Assistants in this state in 2018.
There were 5,740 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 300 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means Florida has more Physician Assistants than average.
Job Projections for Florida
Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 49.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.
Florida Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 620 annual Physician Assistants job openings in Florida, and 8,090 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 Florida?
In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $56,980 to $153,370 with $104,420 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $27.39 to $73.74. The median hourly rate was $50.2.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $48.06 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $2.14.
The median salary in Florida is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Florida 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|
|Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL||1,930||$105,890|
|Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL||800||$101,910|
|North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL||310||$108,290|
|Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL||220||$103,120|
|Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL||160||$107,550|
|Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL||160||$118,470|
|Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL||150||$94,860|
|Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL||140||$112,800|
|Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL||120||$118,190|
|Punta Gorda, FL||80||$99,270|
|Port St. Lucie, FL||80||$123,770|
|Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL||50||$121,450|
|Panama City, FL||40||$86,480|
|Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL||40||$86,650|
|Homosassa Springs, FL||30||$128,200|
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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