Physician Assistants in Georgia
Considering a career as a Physician Assistant in Georgia?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Physician Assistants in Georgia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physician Assistants in Georgia is growing faster than average.
Physician Assistants in Georgia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physician Assistants Work in Georgia?
In Georgia, there were 3,470 people working as Physician Assistants in the year 2018.
There were 3,900 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 430 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means Georgia has more Physician Assistants than average.
Job Projections for Georgia
Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 42.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.
Georgia Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates there will be 410 annual job openings, and 5,430 total jobs in 2026 for Physician Assistants in this state.
Nationwide, the prediction is 10,600 annual jobs and 145,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Physician Assistants Make in Georgia?
In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $62,590 to $141,940 with $104,460 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $30.09 to $68.24. The median hourly rate was $50.22.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $49.05 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $1.17.
The median salary in Georgia is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Georgia 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|
|Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA||2,010||$107,720|
|Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC||210||$98,480|
|Athens-Clarke County, GA||120||$106,080|
|Warner Robins, GA||30||$114,070|
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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