Physician Assistants in Washington
Considering a career as a Physician Assistant in Washington?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Physician Assistants in Washington are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Physician Assistants in Washington is growing faster than average.
Physician Assistants in Washington earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Physician Assistants Work in Washington?
2,470 people worked as Physician Assistants in 2018 in this state.
There were 2,310 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,190 Physician Assistants working in it, which means Washington has more Physician Assistants than average.
Job Projections for Washington
Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 32.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.
Washington Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 230 annual Physician Assistants job openings in Washington, and 3,160 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 Washington?
In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $88,150 to $160,880 with $122,710 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $42.38 to $77.35. The median hourly rate was $59.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $56.41 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $2.59.
The median salary in Washington is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top Washington 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|
|Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA||140||$118,830|
|Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA||70||$114,820|
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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