Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) is $89,021 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Total Pay (?
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$71,986 - $117,643
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MEDIAN: $89,020
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Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Total Pay (?
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$32.08 - $70.58
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MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,986 - $117,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $10,304  
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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$72,925 - $125,140  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 416
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$32.08 - $70.58  
   
Overtime
$42.89 - $88.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,003 - $10,304  
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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$72,925 - $125,140  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 416
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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.
Pay Difference By Location
New York
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Atlanta
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Boston
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National Average
$92,000
Denver
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Baltimore
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Experience Affects Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$92,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Surgery
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Orthopedics
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National Average
$92,000
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 44 votes.
Gender
Female
50%
female alumni
 
Male
50%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 11%
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