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 metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$82,110
25th Percentile Wage
$91,490
50th Percentile Wage
$106,400
75th Percentile Wage
$123,090
90th Percentile Wage
$137,320

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 $137,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $106,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $82,110.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39.47
25th Percentile Wage
$43.99
50th Percentile Wage
$51.15
75th Percentile Wage
$59.18
90th Percentile Wage
$66.02

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 $66.02. The median hourly salary is $51.15. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39.47.

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
2016106,4005.04%10.99%
2015101,0401.44%-
201499,5902.83%-
201396,7702.13%-
201294,710--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physician Assistants in New York Cities

Table 3 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 $86,410 to $123,440. The highest paying area for physician assistants in New York is Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $123,440. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Nassau-Suffolk (mean annual salary $112,690). The lowest paying area is Ithaca with a median annual salary of $86,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$123,440
Nassau-Suffolk
$112,690
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$111,670
Binghamton
$111,390
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$109,650
Utica-Rome
$109,030
Syracuse
$106,320
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$102,650
Glens Falls
$102,040
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$101,990
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$99,420
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$98,440
Elmira
$98,100
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$96,080
Rochester
$95,800
Kingston
$91,510
Ithaca
$86,410


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