Physician Assistant Salary Information in Arizona

The average annual and hourly salaries for physician assistants in the state of Arizona are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physician assistants among Arizona 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$135,040
75th Percentile Wage
$115,750
50th Percentile Wage
$97,390
25th Percentile Wage
$84,680
10th Percentile Wage
$68,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $135,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $68,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$64.92
75th Percentile Wage
$55.65
50th Percentile Wage
$46.82
25th Percentile Wage
$40.71
10th Percentile Wage
$32.88

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physician assistants in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $64.92. The median hourly salary is $46.82. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.88.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $97,390 -0.59%
2013 $97,970 7.97%
2012 $90,740 -1.14%
2011 $91,790 6.48%
2010 $86,200 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for physician assistants in state of Arizona from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 12.98%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 7.97%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 6.48% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-1.14%).

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Physician Assistants
$97,390
Podiatrists
$119,390
Occupational Therapists
$79,230
Physical Therapists
$79,740
Radiation Therapists
$82,340
Recreational Therapists
$38,250
Respiratory Therapists
$53,280

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

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Arizona ranges from $81,100 to $99,900. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Arizona is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale with a median annual salary of $99,900. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Flagstaff (mean annual salary $99,350). The lowest paying area is Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $81,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$99,900
Flagstaff
$99,350
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$92,580
Lake Havasu City-Kingman
$91,720
Tucson
$88,460
Yuma
$82,410
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$81,100

Physician Assistant Salary by State

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