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Best States For A Physician Assistant

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It seems like Physician Assistants are becoming more and more common across America. But working conditions for Physician Assistants aren’t the same everywhere in the U.S.

Pay, benefits, and opportunities vary greatly by place, and it's no different for Physician Assistants.

We found that Nevada is the best state in the nation for Physician Assistants, and people in Reedley earn the most in the field.

Nevada is the best state for jobs for Physician Assistants, and Mississippi is the worst.

The most common pay in Nevada is $121,267, while the median pay in Mississippi is $83,024.

a Physician Assistant will most commonly be promoted to Certified Physician Assistant.

The 10 Best States In America For Physician Assistants in 2020

  1. Nevada
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Connecticut
  4. California
  5. Oregon
  6. Alaska
  7. New York
  8. Rhode Island
  9. New Jersey
  10. Washington
  • (76 jobs)
  • (313 jobs)
  • (167 jobs)
  • (740 jobs)
  • (185 jobs)
  • (32 jobs)
  • (741 jobs)
  • (23 jobs)
  • (206 jobs)
  • (423 jobs)

In order to help Physician Assistants decide where to work, we compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across the metrics mentioned above.

Our data set includes average annual wages, entry and senior wages, and the number of available jobs per capita.

Some of the companies that are hiring for Physician Assistants include US Army and Montefiore Medical Center.

So without further delay, here is the list of best states for Physician Assistants.

If you're interested, you can read more about the job scene here:

The 10 Best States For Physician Assistants In 2020

1. Nevada

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
76 $121,267 $70,000 $210,000 1.53
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physician Assistant Jobs in Nevada

2. Massachusetts

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
313 $119,921 $67,000 $212,000 1.35
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physician Assistant Jobs in Massachusetts

3. Connecticut

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
167 $116,126 $63,000 $211,000 1.89
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physician Assistant Jobs in Connecticut

4. California

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
740 $132,239 $77,000 $224,000 0.82
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physician Assistant Jobs in California

5. Oregon

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
185 $118,627 $89,000 $157,000 2.07
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physician Assistant Jobs in Oregon

6. Alaska

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
32 $114,704 $94,000 $138,000 2.52
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physician Assistant Jobs in Alaska

7. New York

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
741 $115,170 $62,000 $210,000 2.03
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physician Assistant Jobs in New York

8. Rhode Island

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
23 $114,455 $62,000 $208,000 0.93
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physician Assistant Jobs in Rhode Island

9. New Jersey

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
206 $117,114 $63,000 $214,000 0.96
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physician Assistant Jobs in New Jersey

10. Washington

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
423 $109,419 $89,000 $134,000 2.09
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
Physician Assistant Jobs in Washington

How We Determined The Best States To Be A Physician Assistant

You can read about how the best state rankings are calculated here.

Detailed List Of The Best States For A Physician Assistant

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