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Physician Assistant Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for physician assistants in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physician assistants amongst Louisiana 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,080
25th Percentile Wage
$56,190
50th Percentile Wage
$89,980
75th Percentile Wage
$112,140
90th Percentile Wage
$130,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $89,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,080.

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
$89,980
-4.25% 16.84%
2016
$93,800
5.15% -
2015
$88,970
7.65% -
2014
$82,160
1.40% -
2013
$81,010
7.63% -
2012
$74,830
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Louisiana ranges from $33,090 to $135,960. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Louisiana is Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $135,960. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner (mean annual salary $95,260). The lowest paying area is Monroe with a median annual salary of $33,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$135,960
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$95,260
Shreveport-Bossier City
$93,840
Baton Rouge
$89,930
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$78,190
Lafayette
$76,440
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$69,650
Lake Charles
$47,520
Alexandria
$41,740
Monroe
$33,090




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