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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 $144,710, Olympia, Washington is the highest paying city for physician assistants. It is followed by Fort Wayne, Indiana (average annual salary $139,830). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 Olympia, Washington
$144,710
60
2 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$139,830
120
3 Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$138,850
120
4 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$130,300
360
5 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$129,160
70
6 Waterbury, Connecticut
$128,380
70
7 Port St Lucie, Florida
$127,980
80
8 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$127,200
640
9 Racine, Wisconsin
$126,290
60
10 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$125,490
110
11 Modesto, California
$124,840
160
12 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$124,690
90
13 Ocala, Florida
$124,440
70
14 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$123,880
300
15 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$123,440
130
16 Merced, California
$122,880
50
17 Danbury, Connecticut
$122,410
110
18 Chico, California
$121,060
50
19 Stockton, California
$119,880
60
20 Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, Michigan
$119,520
90
21 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$119,510
70
22 Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$119,220
50
23 Coastal Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$119,210
40
24 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$118,960
110
25 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$118,830
1,960
26 Nashua, New Hampshire
$118,530
100
27 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$118,480
1,510
28 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$118,420
590
29 Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area, Florida
$118,190
70
30 Yuma, Arizona
$118,070
70
31 Medford, Oregon
$117,580
90
32 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$117,270
410
33 Duluth, Wisconsin
$117,070
80
34 Visalia-Porterville, California
$117,010
60
35 Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$116,540
50
36 South Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$116,490
260
37 New Haven, Connecticut
$116,390
360
38 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$116,120
1,300
39 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$116,060
750
40 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$115,970
110
41 Tyler, Texas
$115,890
90
42 Monroe, Michigan
$115,860
30
43 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$115,860
60
44 Coeur dAlene, Idaho
$115,780
40
45 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$115,150
60
46 Anchorage, Alaska
$115,080
200
47 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$115,020
230
48 Redding, California
$115,020
70
49 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$114,840
260
50 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$114,830
570
51 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$114,730
80
52 Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
$114,700
160
53 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$114,540
1,490
54 Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$114,490
90
55 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$114,280
120
56 Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
$114,130
130
57 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$114,040
90
58 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$114,000
200
59 Spokane, Washington
$113,990
120
60 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$113,650
50
61 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$113,320
110
62 Flint, Michigan
$113,280
200
63 El Paso, Texas
$113,180
80
64 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$112,960
60
65 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$112,690
2,600
66 Salinas, California
$112,440
60
67 Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$112,140
40
68 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$111,990
90
69 Sussex County, Delaware
$111,950
40
70 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$111,670
220
71 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$111,650
70
72 Manchester, New Hampshire
$111,590
120
73 Peabody, Massachusetts
$111,520
70
74 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$111,500
30
75 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$111,490
70
76 Binghamton, New York
$111,390
80
77 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$110,870
200
78 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$110,510
130
79 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$110,390
450
80 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$110,380
60
81 Dayton, Ohio
$110,230
390
82 Boulder, Colorado
$110,060
200
83 Springfield, Massachusetts
$110,040
350
84 Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area, Utah
$109,930
40
85 Manhattan, Kansas
$109,900
30
86 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$109,830
820
87 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$109,740
60
88 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$109,730
30
89 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$109,710
160
90 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$109,650
10,160
91 Jackson, Michigan
$109,600
50
92 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$109,310
780
93 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$109,150
1,210
94 Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$109,060
140
95 Utica-Rome, New York
$109,030
90
96 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$108,940
90
97 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$108,770
80
98 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$108,770
70
99 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$108,730
540
100 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$108,710
130
See also: Highest paying industries for physician assistants.