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Physician Assistant Earnings

The median annual wage for physician assistants was $108,610 in May 2018. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $69,120, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $151,850.

In May 2018, the median annual wages for physician assistants in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

  • Outpatient care centers: $115,560
  • Hospitals; state, local, and private: $111,540
  • Employment service: $109,890
  • Offices of physicians: $107,230
  • Educational services; state, local, and private: $102,870

Most physician assistants work full time. Some work more than 40 hours per week. Physician assistants may work nights, weekends, or holidays. They may also be on call, meaning that they must be ready to respond to a work request with little notice.

Source: BLS, USDOL

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