Physician assistant median salary for all 50 states

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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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