Physician Assistant Salary Information in Montana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,280
25th Percentile Wage
$85,630
50th Percentile Wage
$101,690
75th Percentile Wage
$118,550
90th Percentile Wage
$130,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $130,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $101,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $70,280.

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
$101,690
5.26% 13.05%
2016
$96,340
1.13% -
2015
$95,250
1.25% -
2014
$94,060
3.90% -
2013
$90,390
2.18% -
2012
$88,420
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Montana ranges from $91,610 to $107,780. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Montana is Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $107,780. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Billings (mean annual salary $105,850). The lowest paying area is Western Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $91,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$107,780
Billings
$105,850
Missoula
$104,970
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$102,980
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$98,700
Great Falls
$97,620
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$91,610




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