Physician Assistant Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for physician assistants in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physician assistants among Alabama 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 Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,730
25th Percentile Wage
$84,010
50th Percentile Wage
$97,270
75th Percentile Wage
$120,170
90th Percentile Wage
$145,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $145,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $64,730.

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
$97,270
-0.42% 12.83%
2016
$97,680
3.36% -
2015
$94,400
1.98% -
2014
$92,530
3.23% -
2013
$89,540
5.30% -
2012
$84,790
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Alabama ranges from $49,670 to $125,120. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Alabama is Florence-Muscle Shoals with a median annual salary of $125,120. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $105,060). The lowest paying area is Auburn-Opelika with a median annual salary of $49,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$125,120
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$105,060
Tuscaloosa
$104,270
Birmingham-Hoover
$100,730
Huntsville
$96,970
Montgomery
$96,910
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$93,810
Mobile
$89,330
Auburn-Opelika
$49,670




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