Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

Median pay for Orthopedic Physician Assistants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $90K per year. Total cash earnings of Orthopedic Physician Assistants range from $76K on the low end to $127K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $12K, respectively. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Male Orthopedic Physician Assistants are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Most Orthopedic Physician Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$74,460 - $118,207
(Median)
$74K
$90K
$120K
MEDIAN: $90,256
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$36.68 - $68.60
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$37
$48
$69
MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,460 - $118,207  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,366  
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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$76,114 - $127,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 810
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$36.68 - $68.60  
   
Overtime
$46.98 - $78.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,366  
   
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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$76,114 - $127,045  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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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 only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in spine, Surgery, Orthopedics, and Injections are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Injections. Most people experienced in Orthopedics also know Injections.

Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $88K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $100K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $111K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $105K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
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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
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
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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