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Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

An Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) earns an average salary of $89,786 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
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$73,041 - $118,195
(Median)
$73K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $89,785
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$34.75 - $70.54
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$35
$48
$71
MEDIAN: $47.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,041 - $118,195  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,608  
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $10,256  
Total Pay (?
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$74,582 - $127,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 558
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$34.75 - $70.54  
   
Overtime
$48.94 - $89.40  
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,608  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,010 - $10,256  
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).
)
$74,582 - $127,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)

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

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$92,000


Skills That Affect Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Surgery
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Orthopedics
0%

National Average
$92,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 10%