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Want to work in New York as a Physician Assistant? Read this first!

43.4% Jobs Projection
$117,060 Median Salary
1,460 Job Openings

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
Rochester, NY 800 $101,240
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 720 $115,640
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 580 $98,280
Syracuse, NY 410 $115,690
Glens Falls, NY 100 $109,480
Binghamton, NY 70 $118,680
Utica-Rome, NY 60 $112,300
Kingston, NY 40 $96,710
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
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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