The annual and hourly salary statistics of physician assistants in West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of physician assistants in West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$84,650|
|25th Percentile Wage||$97,550|
|50th Percentile Wage||$110,570|
|75th Percentile Wage||$121,510|
|90th Percentile Wage||$128,070|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $110,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $84,650.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of physician assistants from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $110,570, West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area is the highest paying city for physician assistants in state of Kentucky, followed by Owensboro (median annual salary $103,240). In comparison, the median annual salary of physician assistants in West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area is 6.6 percent (6.6%) higher than that in Owensboro.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area|| |
|East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area|| |
|South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area|| |
|Louisville-Jefferson County|| |
|West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area|| |