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Physician Assistants in Wisconsin

Considering a career as a Physician Assistant in Wisconsin?

29.6% Jobs Projection
$111,890 Median Salary
150 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Physician Assistants Work in Wisconsin?

In 2018, there were 2,020 Physician Assistants working in the state.

There were 1,920 Physician Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Physician Assistants in WI Employment Trend

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

Physician Assistants in WI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Physician Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 29.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 37.4%.

Job Projections for Physician Assistants: Nation vs. WI

Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 150 annual Physician Assistants job openings in Wisconsin, and 2,190 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Physician Assistants ranged from $78,100 to $141,600 with $111,890 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $37.55 to $68.08. The median hourly rate was $53.79.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $51.23 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $2.56.

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

Physician Assistants Earnings: WI vs. National Average

Top Wisconsin 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,740 $105,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,110 $114,370
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 750 $112,780
Madison, WI 340 $107,010
Duluth, MN-WI 190 $115,290
Green Bay, WI 100 $107,730
Wausau, WI 80 $133,900
Eau Claire, WI 70 $110,600
Janesville-Beloit, WI 60 $113,540
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 50 $92,690
Sheboygan, WI 40 $101,300
Appleton, WI 30 $109,640

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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