10 states with highest & lowest physician assistant salary

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Physician assistants earn an average of $92,460 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

PA salary varies by state from a high of $112,250 in Rhode Island to a low of $50,200 in Mississippi. Here are the 10 states with the highest and 10 with the lowest average PA salaries based on BLS data gathered in May 2012, the most recent data available.

Highest salary

1. Rhode Island: $112,250
2. Connecticut: $104,540
3. Nevada: $102,670
4. Washington: $103,890
5. Oregon: $103,400
6. New Hampshire: $101,380
7. California: $101,880
8. New Jersey: $99,940
9. Texas: $99,040
10. Maine: $98,560

Lowest salary

1. Mississippi: $50,200
2. Louisiana: $75,890
3. Pennsylvania: $77,110
4. Hawaii: $77,240
5. New Mexico: $78,950
6. Arkansas: $82,140
7. Virginia: $82,150
8. Missouri: $83,420
9. Indiana: $83,830
10. Illinois: $84,440

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