How Much do Physician Assistants Make in Pennsylvania?

Do physician assistants in Pennsylvania make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Pennsylvania physician assistants?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, physician assistants in Pennsylvania earn an average of $102,620 a year, equivalent to $49.33 an hour.

This is 9% less than physician assistants nationwide, but it is 100% more than the typical Pennsylvania worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Pennsylvania Physician Assistant Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $65.13 $135,480
75th $57.85 $120,320
50th $49.05 $102,030
25th $41.11 $85,510
10th $33.30 $69,260
Pennsylvania Physician Assistants Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Allentown $44.02 $91,560
Altoona $46.01 $95,700
Bloomsburg $40.32 $83,870
Chambersburg $47.06 $97,890
Erie $42.94 $89,320
Harrisburg $47.78 $99,370
Johnstown $51.34 $106,790
Lancaster $49.01 $101,930
Lebanon $48.58 $101,050
Philadelphia $54.67 $113,710
Pittsburgh $46.41 $96,530
Reading $49.30 $102,540
Scranton $47.56 $98,920
State College $46.61 $96,940
Williamsport $43.58 $90,640
York $52.45 $109,100
Pennsylvania Physician Assistant Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $49.33 $102,620
2018 $47.36 $98,510
2017 $46.37 $96,450
2016 $44.65 $92,860
2015 $42.12 $87,610
2014 $41.84 $87,020
2013 $39.44 $82,030
2012 $37.07 $77,110
2011 $34.12 $70,960