In the United States, wages for physician assistants (PAs) are more evenly distributed than for the general workforce. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia has estimated the demographics and statistics of PAs in the US. The most common ethnic group among PAs is white, accounting for 70.7% of all PAs. The median age of PAs is 39.6, and male employees are generally 5.86 years older than their female counterparts.
The most common degree for PAs is a bachelor's degree, with 46% of PAs earning that degree. Hospitals for general medicine and surgery and specialized hospitals (except psychiatric and substance abuse) employ the largest proportion of PAs at 41.5%, followed by doctors' offices with 31.6% and outpatient care facilities with 11.6%. The highest paid industry for PAs, by average salary, is management, scientific & technical consulting services. We can also review job offers to determine where in the country PAs are most in demand.
This map shows the areas of public use microdata (PUMA) in the United States shaded by the average annual salary of PAs. This table shows the various occupations closest to PAs, as measured by the average annual salary in the US. This map shows which public use microdata (PUMA) areas in the United States have a relatively high population of PAs. Overall, it is clear that there is a great demand for PAs in the US, with a wide range of salaries and opportunities available across different industries and locations. With an increasing number of people seeking medical care, it is likely that this demand will continue to grow in the future.