Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

The average Orthopedic Physician Assistant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $90K annually. Final cash compensation to Orthopedic Physician Assistants varies from around $76K to approximately $127K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $12K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Most Orthopedic Physician Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Men make up a slight majority of Orthopedic Physician Assistants (53 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$74,605 - $118,550

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$36.85 - $68.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,605 - $118,550  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,481  
Profit Sharing
$1,150 - $12,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$76,267 - $127,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 832
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$36.85 - $68.15  
   
Overtime
$46.98 - $78.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,481  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,150 - $12,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$76,267 - $127,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72
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Job Description for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)

An orthopedic physician assistant (PA) works in clinical environment to provide physicians with assistance related to orthopedics. They perform tasks such as applying and removing splints and casts, removing sutures, changing dressings, and performing joint aspirations. Orthopedic physician assistants often need to determine a patient's need for physical therapy and may be responsible for referrals. They frequently perform rounds on behalf of the physician and report any problems back to the physician.

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Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Tasks

  • Perform routine outpatient procedures and surgeries including: regional anesthesia, tendon repair, incision and drainage, and wound closure and management.
  • Assist orthopedic physician in examining and diagnosing skeletal and joint problems.
  • Assist in surgery, performing actions delegated by physician to allow her/him to focus on more technical aspects of the operation.
  • Conduct hospital rounds, write orders and perform other administrative and clerical tasks as needed.

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Popular Skills for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)


Orthopedic Physician Assistants report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in spine, Surgery, Orthopedics, and Injections are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Injections. Those familiar with Orthopedics also tend to know Injections.

Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $88K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $100K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $111K. For some reason, Orthopedic Physician Assistants with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $106K.

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$93,000


Skills That Affect Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

spine
up arrow 5%

Orthopedics
up arrow 1%

Surgery
up arrow 1%

National Average
$93,000

Injections
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 9%
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