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Physician Assistant Salary Information in Tennessee

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,870
25th Percentile Wage
$66,110
50th Percentile Wage
$88,950
75th Percentile Wage
$102,750
90th Percentile Wage
$128,670

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $128,670. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,870.

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
$88,950
2.07% 2.47%
2016
$87,110
0.03% -
2015
$87,080
-2.03% -
2014
$88,850
-0.34% -
2013
$89,150
2.69% -
2012
$86,750
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Tennessee ranges from $53,630 to $96,020. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Tennessee is North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $96,020. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $95,420). The lowest paying area is Jackson with a median annual salary of $53,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$96,020
Knoxville
$95,420
Chattanooga
$95,030
Johnson City
$93,930
Clarksville
$89,010
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$87,780
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$86,970
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$85,200
Memphis
$84,420
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$57,600
Jackson
$53,630




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