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49.5% Jobs Projection
$104,420 Median Salary
620 Job Openings

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.

Physician Assistants in FL Employment Trend

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

Physician Assistants in FL vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Physician Assistants: Nation vs. FL

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.

Physician Assistants Earnings: FL vs. National Average

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
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 640 $96,020
Jacksonville, FL 640 $101,860
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 310 $108,290
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 220 $103,120
Gainesville, FL 190 $94,540
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
Tallahassee, FL 80 $111,330
Ocala, FL 70 $109,120
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
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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