State-by-state breakdown of physician assistant median salary

The median annual salary for full-time clinical physician assistants was $105,000 in 2017, a 2.9 percent increase from $102,000 the year prior, according to the 2018 AAPA Salary Report.

Alaska has the highest median PA salary ($130,000), but it falls to No. 20 on the list after adjusting for cost-of-living. Alabama had the lowest median PA salary ($91,400), 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: $91,400
Cost-adjusted median salary: $101,218

Alaska
Median salary: $130,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $105,178

Arizona
Median salary: $110,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $105,465

Arkansas
Median salary: $92,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $104,190

California
Median salary: $125,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $89,928

Colorado
Median salary: $101,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $96,099

Connecticut

Median salary: $115,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $93,042

Delaware
Median salary: $105,300
Cost-adjusted median salary: $101,543

District of Columbia

Median salary: $114,650
Cost-adjusted median salary: $76,332

Florida
Median salary: $102,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $101,493

Georgia
Median salary: $104,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $112,190

Hawaii
Median salary: $120,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $90,703

Idaho
Median salary: $100,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $108,578

Illinois
Median salary: $100,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $92,251

Indiana
Median salary: $104,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $113,786

Iowa
Median salary: $108,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $117,519

Kansas
Median salary: $95,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $102,703

Kentucky
Median salary: $95,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $103,939

Louisiana

Median salary: $94,250
Cost-adjusted median salary: $100,694

Maine
Median salary: $103,500
Cost-adjusted median salary: $90,630

Maryland
Median salary: $103,500
Cost-adjusted median salary: $81,754

Massachusetts
Median salary: $110,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $87,371

Michigan
Median salary: $101,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $112,723

Minnesota
Median salary: $109,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $109,218

Mississippi
Median salary: $100,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $117,925

Missouri
Median salary: $100,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $111,857

Montana
Median salary: $102,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $105,263

Nebraska
Median salary: $97,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $103,412

Nevada
Median salary: $110,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $105,871

New Hampshire
Median salary: $100,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $83,612

New Jersey
Median salary: $110,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $93,063

New Mexico
Median salary: $106,660
Cost-adjusted median salary: $110,186

New York
Median salary: $108,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $76,217

North Carolina
Median salary: $101,800
Cost-adjusted median salary: $110,532

North Dakota
Median salary: $97,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $95,850

Ohio
Median salary: $100,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $111,483

Oklahoma
Median salary: $106,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $117,127

Oregon
Median salary: $110,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $101,289

Pennsylvania
Median salary: $96,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $93,113

Rhode Island
Median salary: $100,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $85,251

South Carolina
Median salary: $100,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $103,199

South Dakota
Median salary: $106,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $112,169

Tennessee
Median salary: $98,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $108,287

Texas
Median salary: $110,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $115,546

Utah
Median salary: $100,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $101,523

Vermont
Median salary: $114,500
Cost-adjusted median salary: $97,364

Virginia
Median salary: $100,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $97,561

Washington
Median salary: $116,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $103,111

West Virginia
Median salary: $94,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $100,106

Wisconsin
Median salary: $101,000
Cost-adjusted median salary: $104,447

Wyoming
Median salary: $109,500
Cost-adjusted median salary: $108,847

Access more information about the AAPA report here.

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