Physician Assistants in New York
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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?
In New York, there were 12,060 people working as Physician Assistants in the year 2018.
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 is projecting 1,460 annual Physician Assistants job openings in New York, and 19,430 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 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.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $53.86 an hour.
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
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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