Physician Assistants in Virginia
Considering a career as a Physician Assistant in Virginia?
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.
The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means Virginia has more Physician Assistants than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC||680||$103,870|
Top States for Physician Assistants Employment
The table below shows the states 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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