The median annual salary for full-time clinical physician assistants was $102,000 in 2016, an increase of 5.2 percent over the year prior, according to the 2017 AAPA Salary Report.

Although California has the highest median PA salary ($118,000), it falls toward the bottom of the list once cost-of-living adjustments are taken into account. On the flipside, states where PAs report lower salaries may find they have greater purchasing power after cost-of-living adjustments are made, according to the report.

The median PA salary and the median cost-adjusted PA salary in each state and the District of Columbia are listed below.

**Alabama **Median salary: $88,750

Cost-adjusted median salary: $102,011

**Alaska **Median salary: $110,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $89,869

**Arizona**Median salary: $105,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $106,168

**Arkansas**Median salary: $93,480

Cost-adjusted median salary: $109,333

**California**Median salary: $118,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $91,972

**Colorado**Median salary: $98,250

Cost-adjusted median salary: $99,142

**Connecticut**Median salary: $110,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $88,638

**Delaware**Median salary: $97,700

Cost-adjusted median salary: $98,488

**District of Columbia**Median salary: $109,249

Cost-adjusted median salary: $80,627

**Florida**Median salary: $99,300

Cost-adjusted median salary: $103,762

**Georgia**Median salary: $100,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $111,111

**Hawaii**Median salary: $93,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $69,403

**Idaho**Median salary: $99,809

Cost-adjusted median salary: $115,520

**Illinois**Median salary: $97,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $96,517

**Indiana**Median salary: $100,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $115,473

**Iowa**Median salary: $105,500

Cost-adjusted median salary: $118,539

**Kansas**Median salary: $95,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $105,205

**Kentucky**Median salary: $100,902

Cost-adjusted median salary: $119,552

**Louisiana**Median salary: $94,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $104,320

**Maine**Median salary: $99,250

Cost-adjusted median salary: $89,738

**Maryland**Median salary: $105,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $91,384

**Massachusetts**Median salary: $105,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $85,227

**Michigan**Median salary: $100,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $115,207

**Minnesota**Median salary: $106,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $111,228

**Mississippi**Median salary: $96,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $117,216

**Missouri**Median salary: $97,500

Cost-adjusted median salary: $110,670

**Montana**Median salary: $100,002

Cost-adjusted median salary: $107,645

**Nebraska**Median salary: $100,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $111,857

**Nevada**Median salary: $102,500

Cost-adjusted median salary: $102,603

**New Hampshire**Median salary: $103,500

Cost-adjusted median salary: $89,844

**New Jersey**Median salary: $107,500

Cost-adjusted median salary: $94,464

**New Mexico**Median salary: $100,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $105,374

**New York**Median salary: $104,500

Cost-adjusted median salary: $79,832

**North Carolina**Median salary: $99,939

Cost-adjusted median salary: $110,797

**North Dakota**Median salary: $100,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $105,042

**Ohio**Median salary: $97,809

Cost-adjusted median salary: $110,269

**Oklahoma**Median salary: $98,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $113,295

**Oregon**Median salary: $107,500

Cost-adjusted median salary: $102,871

**Pennsylvania**Median salary: $94,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $93,532

**Rhode Island**Median salary: $110,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $95,819

**South Carolina**Median salary: $97,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $104,413

**South Dakota**Median salary: $94,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $98,636

**Tennessee**Median salary: $95,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $109,700

**Texas**Median salary: $106,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $115,974

**Utah**Median salary: $100,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $107,759

**Vermont**Median salary: $107,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $94,942

**Virginia**Median salary: $100,050

Cost-adjusted median salary: $101,988

**Washington**Median salary: $113,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $106,604

**West Virginia**Median salary: $97,495

Cost-adjusted median salary: $108,690

**Wisconsin**Median salary: $100,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $107,066

**Wyoming**Median salary: $102,000

Cost-adjusted median salary: $106,250

Access more information about the AAPA report here.

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