Physician Assistant Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,890
25th Percentile Wage
$86,440
50th Percentile Wage
$99,010
75th Percentile Wage
$116,520
90th Percentile Wage
$129,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $129,550. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $99,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $67,890.

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
$99,010
3.61% 16.40%
2016
$95,440
5.00% -
2015
$90,670
3.03% -
2014
$87,920
0.85% -
2013
$87,170
5.05% -
2012
$82,770
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Virginia ranges from $85,320 to $111,280. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Virginia is Harrisonburg with a median annual salary of $111,280. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $101,800). The lowest paying area is Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol with a median annual salary of $85,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Harrisonburg
$111,280
Richmond
$101,800
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$101,400
Roanoke
$97,700
Lynchburg
$96,860
Charlottesville
$94,080
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$90,530
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$89,300
Danville
$87,500
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$85,720
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$85,320




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