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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$142,410
75th Percentile Wage
$118,970
50th Percentile Wage
$101,040
25th Percentile Wage
$85,120
10th Percentile Wage
$65,550

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 $142,410. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $65,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$68.47
75th Percentile Wage
$57.20
50th Percentile Wage
$48.58
25th Percentile Wage
$40.92
10th Percentile Wage
$31.51

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physician assistants in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $68.47. The median hourly salary is $48.58. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.51.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $101,040 9.21%
2013 $92,520 0.54%
2012 $92,020 2.29%
2011 $89,960 -1.38%
2010 $91,220 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for physician assistants in state of Massachusetts from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 10.77%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.54%. We also see the year 2012 had a salary increase 2.29% while year 2011 had a negtive growth of -1.38%.

Table 4. Average Physician Assistant Wage in Massachusetts vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Physician Assistants
$101,040
Podiatrists
$121,010
Occupational Therapists
$80,420
Physical Therapists
$82,540
Radiation Therapists
$85,780
Recreational Therapists
$37,590
Respiratory Therapists
$68,300

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Physician Assistants in Massachusetts Cities

Table 5 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 $91,230 to $115,500. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Massachusetts is Barnstable Town with a median annual salary of $115,500. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner (mean annual salary $109,740). The lowest paying area is Springfield with a median annual salary of $91,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Barnstable Town
$115,500
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$109,740
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$109,100
Peabody
$107,710
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$105,510
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$104,710
Framingham
$104,470
Pittsfield
$103,270
Worcester
$94,590
Springfield
$91,230

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