A Physician Assistant career can be highly varied and extremely rewarding for individuals who thrive around helping others.
Average Physician Assistant salaries vary significantly from state-to-state. In the United States overall, the average registered nurse salary is $117,901 and the median (50th percentile) is $116,001. Rhode Island, with PA salaries averaging $146,880, is the highest-paying state for Physician Assistant (PA).
At $74,570, Mississippi is $72,310 lower than the Rhode Island average. While salary is one factor in determining your cost of living, additional cost factors such as housing, transportation, food, entertainment will impact how far those salary dollars will go.