Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

A Physician Assistant (PA) earns an average salary of $87,342 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Emergency Medicine and Emergency Room (ER). For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$69,626 - $111,369
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$87K
$110K
MEDIAN: $87,342
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$36.12 - $63.63
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MEDIAN: $47.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,626 - $111,369  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,566  
Profit Sharing
$1,005 - $15,310  
Commission
$0.00 - $56,288  
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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$71,359 - $121,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8,595
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$36.12 - $63.63  
   
Overtime
$30.57 - $87.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,566  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $56,288  
Profit Sharing
$1,005 - $15,310  
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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$71,359 - $121,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,340
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Job Description for Physician Assistant (PA)

A physician assistant (PA) is a licensed medical professional and caregiver. who typically works in a clinic, doctor's office, or hospital. The PA can perform many of the routine work that doctors might otherwise perform, thus allowing the physician to spend more time with non-routine cases and patients. In many jurisdictions, a PA is licensed to perform routine diagnoses and to write prescriptions.

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Physician Assistant (PA) Tasks

  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Administer therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physician Assistant (PA)

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $90,648

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Physician Assistant (PA) Reviews

What is it like working as a Physician Assistant (PA)?

Physician Assistant (PA) in Bluffton:
"Love job, want higher salary."
Pros: The patients, the challenges of diagnosing with just a chief complaint, the follow up and coordination of care throughout life. I love the basic procedures and being a "Jack of all trades". Family medicine is so rewarding. Love my coworkers. Very flexible schedule for a day job.
Cons: Reimbursement is not great from insurance. I have been at the same practice for 3 years with no raise and no hope of one either. Hate the management / HR.

Physician Assistant (PA) in Lubbock:
"PA family practice."
Pros: I love continuity of care and what I DO on a daily basis, I love the diverse things I get to perform.
Cons: I work a lot of hours and I constantly feel under appreciated by patients and doctors. Its hard being female and a nonphysician provider. Especially when the physicians own the practice.

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Experience Affects Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries




National Average
$91,000


Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries




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Cardiology
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Medicine / Surgery
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General Surgery
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Orthopedics
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Family Practice/Pediatrics
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National Average
$91,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1307 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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