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 among Alaska metropolitan 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$75,120
25th Percentile Wage
$95,700
50th Percentile Wage
$117,960
75th Percentile Wage
$142,150
90th Percentile Wage
$160,230

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 $160,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $117,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $75,120.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physician assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$117,960
4.79% 20.63%
2016
$112,310
2.85% -
2015
$109,110
4.84% -
2014
$103,830
1.63% -
2013
$102,140
8.33% -
2012
$93,630
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physician Assistants in Alaska Cities

Table 3 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 $105,380 to $122,940. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Alaska is Anchorage with a median annual salary of $122,940. The second highest paying city/area in Alaska State is Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $108,070). The lowest paying area is Fairbanks with a median annual salary of $105,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anchorage
$122,940
Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area
$108,070
Fairbanks
$105,380




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