Physician Assistants in Pennsylvania
Is Pennsylvania a good place for you to work as a Physician Assistant?
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.
The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means Pennsylvania has more Physician Assistants than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|East Stroudsburg, PA||60||$112,730|
|State College, PA||50||$96,990|
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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