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Physician Assistant Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for physician assistants in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of physician assistants amongst Pennsylvania 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,860
25th Percentile Wage
$80,270
50th Percentile Wage
$94,420
75th Percentile Wage
$112,030
90th Percentile Wage
$131,250

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $131,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $94,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $66,860.

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
$94,420
2.59% 16.20%
2016
$91,970
4.18% -
2015
$88,130
1.03% -
2014
$87,220
5.07% -
2013
$82,800
4.44% -
2012
$79,120
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Physician Assistants in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $81,390 to $115,690. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $115,690. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington (mean annual salary $102,810). The lowest paying area is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $81,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$115,690
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$102,810
Reading
$102,000
State College
$98,920
Lebanon
$98,100
York-Hanover
$98,070
Lancaster
$97,210
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$95,000
Williamsport
$94,450
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$94,250
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$94,100
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$92,360
Altoona
$91,170
Pittsburgh
$90,770
Philadelphia
$90,600
Johnstown
$90,530
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$89,620
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$88,940
Erie
$87,740
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$87,470
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$81,390




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