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Highest Paying Cities for Physician Assistants

The top 100 highest paying cities for physician assistants (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of physician assistants in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $141,960, Cedar Rapids, Iowa is the highest paying city for physician assistants. It is followed by Olympia, Washington (average annual salary $141,920). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of physician assistants in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Physician Assistants

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$141,960
100
2 Olympia, Washington
$141,920
60
3 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$139,500
70
4 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$139,190
330
5 Modesto, California
$136,150
130
6 Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$135,960
n/a
7 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, West Virginia
$134,660
60
8 Port St Lucie, Florida
$128,690
70
9 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$128,190
50
10 Valdosta, Georgia
$127,210
70
11 Chico, California
$126,760
50
12 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$126,360
40
13 Racine, Wisconsin
$126,290
60
14 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$126,260
270
15 Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama
$125,120
n/a
16 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$124,260
650
17 Corvallis, Oregon
$123,810
50
18 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$123,800
30
19 Salinas, California
$123,780
50
20 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$123,180
560
21 Danbury, Connecticut
$122,960
100
22 Anchorage, Alaska
$122,940
300
23 Merced, California
$122,880
50
24 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$122,840
40
25 Stockton, California
$121,770
60
26 Grand Island, USA
$121,590
70
27 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$121,310
2,420
28 Waterbury, Connecticut
$121,270
100
29 Visalia-Porterville, California
$121,100
60
30 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$120,880
130
31 Peabody, Massachusetts
$120,870
80
32 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$120,520
70
33 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$120,410
2,020
34 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$119,970
180
35 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$119,910
90
36 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$119,810
40
37 Urban Honolulu, USA
$119,770
250
38 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$119,750
1,300
39 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$119,620
640
40 Framingham, Massachusetts
$119,420
90
41 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$119,200
1,510
42 San Rafael, USA
$119,150
60
43 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$119,050
80
44 Duluth, Wisconsin
$119,040
110
45 Watertown-Fort Drum, USA
$119,010
60
46 Yuba City, California
$118,970
70
47 California-Lexington Park, USA
$118,940
50
48 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$118,660
40
49 South Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$118,210
230
50 Bellingham, Washington
$118,200
30
51 El Centro, California
$117,450
50
52 Rochester, Minnesota
$117,360
310
53 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$117,110
2,400
54 Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$117,070
100
55 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$116,930
240
56 Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$116,920
80
57 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$116,850
150
58 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$116,820
920
59 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$116,800
390
60 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$116,800
90
61 Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
$116,740
70
62 Flint, Michigan
$116,700
260
63 Manchester, New Hampshire
$116,620
170
64 Yuma, Arizona
$116,570
70
65 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$116,490
160
66 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$116,400
140
67 New Haven, Connecticut
$116,210
360
68 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$116,180
800
69 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$116,170
70
70 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$116,160
110
71 Wausau, Wisconsin
$116,060
30
72 Cheyenne, Wyoming
$115,990
40
73 Redding, California
$115,900
60
74 Monroe, Michigan
$115,860
30
75 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$115,860
60
76 Binghamton, New York
$115,850
100
77 Cumberland, West Virginia
$115,810
40
78 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$115,760
10,490
79 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$115,690
700
80 Spokane, Washington
$115,570
140
81 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$115,310
7,100
82 Northern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$115,060
30
83 Casper, Wyoming
$115,060
50
84 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$114,940
70
85 Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
$114,850
120
86 Farmington, New Mexico
$114,820
50
87 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$114,810
170
88 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$114,770
770
89 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$114,700
120
90 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$114,120
100
91 Medford, Oregon
$114,100
80
92 Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$113,960
40
93 Bend, Oregon
$113,910
120
94 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$113,870
100
95 Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$113,800
70
96 Coeur dAlene, Idaho
$113,700
50
97 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$113,640
80
98 Boulder, Colorado
$113,540
270
99 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$113,520
130
100 Wichita Falls, Texas
$113,420
n/a
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