Physician Assistant Salary Information in Kentucky

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$75,100
25th Percentile Wage
$86,760
50th Percentile Wage
$96,280
75th Percentile Wage
$111,730
90th Percentile Wage
$141,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $141,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $96,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $75,100.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36.10
25th Percentile Wage
$41.71
50th Percentile Wage
$46.29
75th Percentile Wage
$53.72
90th Percentile Wage
$67.87

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physician assistants in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $67.87. The median hourly salary is $46.29. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36.10.

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
201696,2801.58%5.65%
201594,7602.30%-
201492,5803.09%-
201389,720-1.25%-
201290,840--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Kentucky ranges from $92,230 to $119,510. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Kentucky is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $119,510. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $105,190). The lowest paying area is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $92,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$119,510
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$105,190
Evansville
$97,960
Louisville-Jefferson County
$96,260
Owensboro
$95,650
Lexington-Fayette
$92,320
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$92,230


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