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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.

In fact, our research shows that Connecticut is the best state for Physician Assistants in America.

The best city in America for Physician Assistants with the highest pay is Kansas City.

The median salary for Physician Assistants in Connecticut is $113,974.

Compare that to the median salary in Mississippi of $81,722, which ranked worst for Physician Assistants, and you can see how your location is important for your career.

The highest position that you can reach as a Physician Assistant is Chief Medical Officer.

The median salary of a Chief Medical Officer is $241,835.

The 10 Best States in America For Physician Assistants in 2019

  1. Connecticut
  2. Alaska
  3. Washington
  4. Nevada
  5. Wyoming
  6. West Virginia
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Kentucky
  9. Maine
  10. New Mexico
  • (167 jobs)
  • (32 jobs)
  • (423 jobs)
  • (76 jobs)
  • (15 jobs)
  • (17 jobs)
  • (329 jobs)
  • (23 jobs)
  • (57 jobs)
  • (57 jobs)

We analyzed these data points for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Connecticut is the best state for jobs for Physician Assistants.

The median salary for Physician Assistants in Connecticut is $113,974.

Check out the complete ranking and a full description of our methodology below.

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

The 10 Best States For Physician Assistants in 2019

1. Connecticut

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
167 $113,975 $81,000 $158,000 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

2. Alaska

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
32 $109,342 $78,000 $151,000 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

3. Washington

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
423 $111,111 $80,000 $154,000 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

4. Nevada

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
76 $108,171 $77,000 $150,000 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

5. Wyoming

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
15 $106,661 $76,000 $148,000 1.24
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 Wyoming

6. West Virginia

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
17 $196,006 $164,000 $233,000 0.57
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 West Virginia

7. Wisconsin

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
329 $101,018 $72,000 $140,000 2.47
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 Wisconsin

8. Kentucky

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
23 $218,483 $181,000 $262,000 0.31
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 Kentucky

9. Maine

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
57 $101,373 $73,000 $140,000 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 Maine

10. New Mexico

Total Physician Assistant Jobs: Average Annual Salary: Lowest 10 Percent Earn: Highest 10 Percent Earn: Location Quotient:
57 $101,719 $73,000 $141,000 1.37
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 Mexico

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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