Physician Assistants

Physician assistants, also known as PAs, practice medicine on teams with physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare workers. They examine, diagnose, and treat patients.

$104,860

Median US Salary

Master's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Physician Assistants

Currently employed

109,220

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

37%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

10,000 to 49,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

Physician Assistants Job Listings

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Median Salary by State for Physician Assistants

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

Nevada $122,290

New Jersey $118,640

Alaska $117,960

Washington $117,340

Connecticut $116,550

California $115,720

Wyoming $115,100

District of Columbia $112,850

Oregon $112,690

New York $112,020

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Maxxing your 401k as Physician Assistants

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

18.1%

Per paycheck

$729.99

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $4,033.08
Pre Tax Retirement $729.99
Before Taxes $3,303.09
Taxes $990.93
Take Home $2,312.16

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