Physician Assistant Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for physician assistants in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physician assistants amongst Illinois 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,010
25th Percentile Wage
$88,960
50th Percentile Wage
$103,320
75th Percentile Wage
$120,580
90th Percentile Wage
$133,850

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $133,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $103,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $70,010.

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
$103,320
5.48% 17.29%
2016
$97,660
7.19% -
2015
$90,640
3.97% -
2014
$87,040
2.49% -
2013
$84,870
-0.70% -
2012
$85,460
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physician Assistants in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Illinois ranges from $84,380 to $112,640. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Illinois is Champaign-Urbana with a median annual salary of $112,640. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $110,610). The lowest paying area is Bloomington-Normal with a median annual salary of $84,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Champaign-Urbana
$112,640
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$110,610
Rockford
$109,540
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$109,340
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$104,830
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$104,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$102,980
Peoria
$99,600
Springfield
$97,590
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$93,800
Bloomington-Normal
$84,380




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