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Considering a career as a Physician Assistant in New Jersey?

32.9% Jobs Projection
$120,700 Median Salary
220 Job Openings

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.

Physician Assistants in NJ Employment Trend

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

Physician Assistants in NJ vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Physician Assistants: Nation vs. NJ

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.

Physician Assistants Earnings: NJ vs. National Average

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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,780 $109,530
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 620 $93,860
Trenton, NJ 80 $123,540
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 70 $123,260
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 40 $108,780

Top States for Physician Assistants Employment

View the list below to see 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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