Physician Assistant Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$127,950
75th Percentile Wage
$115,300
50th Percentile Wage
$99,590
25th Percentile Wage
$85,940
10th Percentile Wage
$76,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $76,560.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$61.52
75th Percentile Wage
$55.43
50th Percentile Wage
$47.88
25th Percentile Wage
$41.32
10th Percentile Wage
$36.81

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physician assistants in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.52. The median hourly salary is $47.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36.81.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $99,590 2.91%
2013 $96,770 2.18%
2012 $94,710 3.05%
2011 $91,910 2.44%
2010 $89,720 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for physician assistants in state of New York from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 11.00%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.18%. We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 3.05% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 2.44% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Physician Assistant Wage in New York vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Physician Assistants
$99,590
Podiatrists
$122,520
Occupational Therapists
$76,060
Physical Therapists
$80,390
Radiation Therapists
$89,770
Recreational Therapists
$51,550
Respiratory Therapists
$68,180

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Physician Assistants in New York Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of New York ranges from $83,390 to $113,470. The highest paying area for physician assistants in New York is Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $113,470. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Utica-Rome (mean annual salary $105,970). The lowest paying area is Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $83,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$113,470
Utica-Rome
$105,970
Nassau-Suffolk
$104,640
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$102,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$101,990
Syracuse
$99,990
Kingston
$98,980
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$98,440
Binghamton
$96,030
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$93,490
Glens Falls
$93,350
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$92,770
Rochester
$92,260
Elmira
$92,100
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$91,700
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$83,390

Physician Assistant Salary by State

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