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Physician Assistants in Pennsylvania

Is Pennsylvania a good place for you to work as a Physician Assistant?

31.3% Jobs Projection
$97,720 Median Salary
510 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Physician Assistants in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Physician Assistants in Pennsylvania is growing faster than average.

  • Physician Assistants in Pennsylvania earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Physician Assistants Work in Pennsylvania?

In 2018, there were 6,650 Physician Assistants working in the state.

There were 6,080 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 570 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Physician Assistants in PA Employment Trend

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

Physician Assistants in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 31.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.

Job Projections for Physician Assistants: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 510 annual Physician Assistants job openings in Pennsylvania, and 7,220 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $67,580 to $131,910 with $97,720 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.49 to $63.42. The median hourly rate was $46.98.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $45.39 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.59.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Physician Assistants Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
Pittsburgh, PA 1,390 $88,620
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 620 $93,860
Lancaster, PA 330 $100,790
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 250 $98,180
York-Hanover, PA 240 $104,840
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 240 $93,220
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 200 $91,520
Reading, PA 120 $97,980
Altoona, PA 120 $96,410
Johnstown, PA 90 $94,620
Williamsport, PA 90 $96,590
East Stroudsburg, PA 60 $112,730
Lebanon, PA 50 $96,370
State College, PA 50 $96,990
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 40 $92,160

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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