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Physician Assistant Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,050
25th Percentile Wage
$86,910
50th Percentile Wage
$107,860
75th Percentile Wage
$127,150
90th Percentile Wage
$152,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $152,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $107,860. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,050.

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
$107,860
1.70% 14.69%
2016
$106,030
1.92% -
2015
$103,990
2.84% -
2014
$101,040
8.43% -
2013
$92,520
0.54% -
2012
$92,020
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Massachusetts ranges from $104,860 to $120,870. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Massachusetts is Peabody with a median annual salary of $120,870. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Framingham (mean annual salary $119,420). The lowest paying area is Taunton-Norton-Raynham with a median annual salary of $104,860.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Peabody
$120,870
Framingham
$119,420
Barnstable Town
$119,050
Pittsfield
$111,530
Worcester
$110,840
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$110,070
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$109,730
Springfield
$109,270
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$109,100
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$107,030
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$106,360
New Bedford
$105,850
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$104,860




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