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Physician Assistant Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of physician assistants in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare physician assistant salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Physician Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,710
25th Percentile Wage
$89,620
50th Percentile Wage
$106,390
75th Percentile Wage
$127,690
90th Percentile Wage
$152,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) physician assistants is $152,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $106,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid physician assistants is $72,710.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physician assistants in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016106,3903.12%15.96%
2015103,0705.32%-
201497,5905.34%-
201392,3803.21%-
201289,410--

Compare Physician Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of physician assistants in three industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for physician assistant occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services industry with an annual salary $106,390. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry (annual salary $100,690). For detailed physician assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$106,390
Scientific Research and Development Services
$101,560
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$100,690

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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