Physician Assistant Salary Information in Alaska

The average annual and hourly salaries for physician assistants in the state of Alaska are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physician assistants amongst Alaska areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physician Assistants in Alaska

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$139,060
75th Percentile Wage
$118,310
50th Percentile Wage
$103,830
25th Percentile Wage
$90,140
10th Percentile Wage
$76,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $139,060. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,830. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $76,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$66.86
75th Percentile Wage
$56.88
50th Percentile Wage
$49.92
25th Percentile Wage
$43.34
10th Percentile Wage
$37.02

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physician assistants in Alaska in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $66.86. The median hourly salary is $49.92. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37.02.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $103,830 1.65%
2013 $102,140 9.09%
2012 $93,630 2.61%
2011 $91,250 3.01%
2010 $88,580 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for physician assistants in state of Alaska from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 17.22%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 9.09%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 2.61% in the year 2012 and a relatively large increase of 3.01% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Physician Assistant Wage in Alaska vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Physician Assistants
$103,830
Occupational Therapists
$77,330
Physical Therapists
$93,080
Respiratory Therapists
$69,320
Speech-Language Pathologists
$80,550
Other Therapists
$135,210
Veterinarians
$90,920

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Physician Assistants in Alaska Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Alaska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Alaska ranges from $93,600 to $107,050. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Alaska is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $107,050. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Anchorage (mean annual salary $104,660). The lowest paying area is Fairbanks with a median annual salary of $93,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$107,050
Anchorage
$104,660
Fairbanks
$93,600

Physician Assistant Salary by State

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