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 cities 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$120,670
75th Percentile Wage
$108,290
50th Percentile Wage
$92,160
25th Percentile Wage
$80,100
10th Percentile Wage
$67,780

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 $120,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $92,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$58.01
75th Percentile Wage
$52.06
50th Percentile Wage
$44.31
25th Percentile Wage
$38.51
10th Percentile Wage
$32.59

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 $58.01. The median hourly salary is $44.31. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.59.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $92,160 3.11%
2013 $89,380 0.01%
2012 $89,370 4.14%
2011 $85,820 0.68%
2010 $85,240 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for physician assistants in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 8.12%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.01%. We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 4.14% in the year 2012 and a small increase of 0.68% in 2011.

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Physician Assistants
$92,160
Podiatrists
$59,990
Occupational Therapists
$80,850
Physical Therapists
$74,520
Radiation Therapists
$90,710
Recreational Therapists
$45,230
Respiratory Therapists
$57,720

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

Table 5 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 $87,210 to $105,550. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Colorado is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $105,550. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $102,860). The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $87,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Collins-Loveland
$105,550
Boulder
$102,860
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$100,780
Greeley
$92,520
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$90,700
Pueblo
$90,440
Grand Junction
$90,350
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$90,070
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$88,350
Colorado Springs
$87,210

Physician Assistant Salary by State

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