Physician Assistant Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for physician assistants in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physician assistants amongst Colorado 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,900
25th Percentile Wage
$86,110
50th Percentile Wage
$100,890
75th Percentile Wage
$117,970
90th Percentile Wage
$129,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,220. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $100,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,900.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33.61
25th Percentile Wage
$41.40
50th Percentile Wage
$48.51
75th Percentile Wage
$56.72
90th Percentile Wage
$62.13

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physician assistants in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.13. The median hourly salary is $48.51. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33.61.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physician assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016100,8904.22%11.42%
201596,6304.63%-
201492,1603.02%-
201389,3800.01%-
201289,370--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Colorado ranges from $92,190 to $115,020. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Colorado is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $115,020. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $110,060). The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $92,190.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Collins-Loveland
$115,020
Boulder
$110,060
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$102,590
Pueblo
$100,730
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$100,250
Grand Junction
$97,710
Greeley
$97,210
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$96,800
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$95,330
Colorado Springs
$92,190


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