Sunday, April 25, 2021

Physician Assistant Employment in New England

Recently published data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that, as of May 2020, there were just over 125,000 physician assistants (PAs) employed in the U.S.  Nearly 7,900 of those jobs were in the six-state New England region.  BLS data reveals New England as one of the better paying regions of the country for physician assistants.  The annual mean wage for PAs is above the national average in every state in the region.  Moreover, four New England states were in the top quintile nationally for PA annual mean wages.  BLS data from May 2020 reveals the following about physician assistant employment in New England:

Physician Assistant Employment in New England

Physician Assistant Employment in New England

State # Employed Annual Mean Wages Wage Rank*
CT 2,310 $146,110 2nd
MA 3,650 $117,830 17th
ME 830 $117,180 20th
NH 620 $124,080 10th
RI 220 $135,800 3rd
VT 260 $128,050 8th
U.S. 125,280 $116,080 -------

(*) annual mean wage ranking among the 50 states and the District of Columbia

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics OES. Data extracted on April 24, 2021

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