Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

The average salary for an Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) is $94,389 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$78,740 - $126,985
$79K
$94K
$130K
MEDIAN: $94,389
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$39.75 - $74.00
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$74
MEDIAN: $53.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$78,740 - $126,985  
   
Bonus
$1,915 - $20,847  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $29,087  
Total Pay (?
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$79,572 - $134,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 573
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$39.75 - $74.00  
   
Overtime
$49.24 - $89.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,915 - $20,847  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $29,087  
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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$79,572 - $134,459  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)

Pay by Experience for an Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 375 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 161 salaries. An experienced Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 135 salaries. An Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,605

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Key Stats for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

▲26%

▲18%

▲10%

National Average
$98,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

spine
▲1%

National Average
$98,000

Medicine / Surgery
▼2%

Injections
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 8%