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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 among Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,010
25th Percentile Wage
$76,320
50th Percentile Wage
$91,970
75th Percentile Wage
$107,810
90th Percentile Wage
$129,070

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 $129,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $91,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $61,010.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29.33
25th Percentile Wage
$36.69
50th Percentile Wage
$44.21
75th Percentile Wage
$51.83
90th Percentile Wage
$62.05

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for physician assistants in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $62.05. The median hourly salary is $44.21. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.33.

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
201691,9704.18%13.97%
201588,1301.03%-
201487,2205.07%-
201382,8004.44%-
201279,120--

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 $78,090 to $104,520. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $104,520. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Reading (mean annual salary $98,730). The lowest paying area is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $78,090.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$104,520
Reading
$98,730
York-Hanover
$98,320
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$97,840
State College
$96,890
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$93,400
Lancaster
$93,330
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$92,330
Pittsburgh
$91,370
Johnstown
$91,260
Lebanon
$90,680
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$90,400
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$89,580
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$89,010
Altoona
$88,970
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$88,940
Williamsport
$87,810
Erie
$86,550
Philadelphia
$84,790
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$81,540
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$78,090



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