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 among Colorado 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$69,800
25th Percentile Wage
$88,440
50th Percentile Wage
$104,480
75th Percentile Wage
$122,590
90th Percentile Wage
$139,540

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 $139,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $104,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $69,800.

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
$104,480
3.44% 14.46%
2016
$100,890
4.22% -
2015
$96,630
4.63% -
2014
$92,160
3.02% -
2013
$89,380
0.01% -
2012
$89,370
- -

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 $92,130 to $116,160. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $116,160. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $113,540). The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $92,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$116,160
Boulder
$113,540
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$110,370
Pueblo
$110,200
Fort Collins-Loveland
$109,940
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$105,170
Grand Junction
$103,010
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$102,600
Greeley
$93,130
Colorado Springs
$92,130




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