Physician Assistants in New Jersey
Considering a career as a Physician Assistant in New Jersey?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Physician Assistants in New Jersey are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physician Assistants in New Jersey is growing faster than average.
Physician Assistants in New Jersey earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physician Assistants Work in New Jersey?
There were approximately 2,810 workers employed as Physician Assistants in this state in 2018.
There were 2,300 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 510 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means New Jersey has more Physician Assistants than average.
Job Projections for New Jersey
Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 32.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.
New Jersey Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 220 annual Physician Assistants job openings in New Jersey, and 3,150 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 New Jersey?
In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $32,850 to $178,720 with $120,700 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $15.79 to $85.92. The median hourly rate was $58.03.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $57.04 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.99.
The median salary in New Jersey is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top New Jersey 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|
|New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA||10,870||$120,480|
|Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ||70||$123,260|
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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