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Physician Assistant Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$85,520
25th Percentile Wage
$100,490
50th Percentile Wage
$117,340
75th Percentile Wage
$137,470
90th Percentile Wage
$160,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for physician assistants in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $160,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $117,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $85,520.

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
$117,340
3.58% 13.86%
2016
$113,140
4.91% -
2015
$107,590
1.39% -
2014
$106,090
0.92% -
2013
$105,110
3.83% -
2012
$101,080
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of physician assistants in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of physician assistants in state of Washington ranges from $91,110 to $141,920. The highest paying area for physician assistants in Washington is Olympia with a median annual salary of $141,920. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro (mean annual salary $123,180). The lowest paying area is Lewiston with a median annual salary of $91,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Olympia
$141,920
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$123,180
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$119,750
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$119,200
Bellingham
$118,200
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$116,170
Spokane
$115,570
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee
$114,940
Tacoma
$112,630
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$110,730
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$109,080
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$106,760
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$103,270
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$103,070
Bremerton-Silverdale
$102,620
Yakima
$95,840
Lewiston
$91,110




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