Physician Assistants in New York
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You’re in luck! Jobs for Physician Assistants in New York are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physician Assistants in New York is growing faster than average.
Physician Assistants in New York earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physician Assistants Work in New York?
12,060 people worked as Physician Assistants in 2018 in this state.
There were 12,150 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means New York has more Physician Assistants than average.
Job Projections for New York
Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 43.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.
New York Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 1,460 annual job openings, and a total of 19,430 jobs for New York Physician Assistants in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 10,600 annual jobs and 145,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Physician Assistants Make in New York?
In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $87,820 to $154,760 with $117,060 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $42.22 to $74.4. The median hourly rate was $56.28.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $53.86 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $2.42.
The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top New York 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|
|Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY||580||$98,280|
|Glens Falls, NY||100||$109,480|
|Watertown-Fort Drum, NY||40||$119,500|
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|
What Major Will Prepare You For a Physician Assistant Career?
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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