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 among Illinois 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Physician Assistants in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$55,030
25th Percentile Wage
$83,930
50th Percentile Wage
$97,660
75th Percentile Wage
$115,730
90th Percentile Wage
$132,890

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 $132,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $97,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $55,030.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26.46
25th Percentile Wage
$40.35
50th Percentile Wage
$46.95
75th Percentile Wage
$55.64
90th Percentile Wage
$63.89

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physician assistants in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $63.89. The median hourly salary is $46.95. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26.46.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of physician assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201697,6607.19%12.49%
201590,6403.97%-
201487,0402.49%-
201384,870-0.70%-
201285,460--

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 $95,460 to $111,990. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Illinois is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $111,990. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Champaign-Urbana (mean annual salary $106,430). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $95,460.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$111,990
Champaign-Urbana
$106,430
Peoria
$101,860
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$101,520
Rockford
$101,310
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$95,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$95,630
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$95,480
Springfield
$95,460


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