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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 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,870
25th Percentile Wage
$86,900
50th Percentile Wage
$106,030
75th Percentile Wage
$126,000
90th Percentile Wage
$152,030

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 $152,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $106,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,870.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29.26
25th Percentile Wage
$41.78
50th Percentile Wage
$50.98
75th Percentile Wage
$60.58
90th Percentile Wage
$73.09

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 $73.09. The median hourly salary is $50.98. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.26.

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
2016106,0301.92%13.21%
2015103,9902.84%-
2014101,0408.43%-
201392,5200.54%-
201292,020--

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 $99,680 to $112,960. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Massachusetts is Barnstable Town with a median annual salary of $112,960. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Peabody (mean annual salary $111,520). The lowest paying area is Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $99,680.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Barnstable Town
$112,960
Peabody
$111,520
Springfield
$110,040
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$109,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$107,130
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$106,570
Worcester
$106,160
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$104,860
Pittsfield
$103,270
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$99,680


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