Physician Assistants in Illinois
Considering a career as a Physician Assistant in Illinois?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Physician Assistants in Illinois are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physician Assistants in Illinois is growing faster than average.
Physician Assistants in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physician Assistants Work in Illinois?
2,670 people worked as Physician Assistants in 2018 in this state.
There were 2,720 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means Illinois has more Physician Assistants than average.
Job Projections for Illinois
Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 24.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.
Illinois Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 280 annual Physician Assistants job openings in Illinois, and 4,120 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 Illinois?
In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $73,160 to $135,840 with $105,660 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $35.17 to $65.31. The median hourly rate was $50.8.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $49.67 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $1.13.
The median salary in Illinois is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Illinois 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|
|St. Louis, MO-IL||560||$95,780|
|Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL||70||$102,910|
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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