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Physician Assistants in Virginia

Considering a career as a Physician Assistant in Virginia?

44.5% Jobs Projection
$99,980 Median Salary
270 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Physician Assistants Work in Virginia?

There were approximately 2,510 workers employed as Physician Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 2,600 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 90 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Physician Assistants in VA Employment Trend

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

Physician Assistants in VA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 44.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.

Job Projections for Physician Assistants: Nation vs. VA

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 270 annual job openings, and a total of 3,570 jobs for Virginia 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $67,420 to $131,140 with $99,980 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $32.41 to $63.05. The median hourly rate was $48.07.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $47.6 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.47.

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

Physician Assistants Earnings: VA vs. National Average

Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,340 $108,940
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 680 $103,870
Richmond, VA 420 $96,080
Roanoke, VA 190 $99,440
Lynchburg, VA 120 $97,780
Charlottesville, VA 80 $92,580
Winchester, VA-WV 70 $97,100
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 70 $85,830
Harrisonburg, VA 40 $114,250

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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