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Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

A Physician Assistant (PA) earns an average salary of $85,674 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.

$68,388 - $108,698
(Median)
$68K
$86K
$110K
MEDIAN: $85,674
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$35.04 - $60.95
(Median)
$35
$46
$61
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,388 - $108,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,751  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $12,533  
Commission
$0.00 - $57,000  
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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$70,119 - $118,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,369
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$35.04 - $60.95  
   
Overtime
$24.28 - $83.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,751  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $57,000  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $12,533  
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).
)
$70,119 - $118,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,304

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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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Experience Affects Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries




National Average
$89,000


Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries



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Cardiology
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Dermatology
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pain management
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Medicine / Surgery
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Orthopedics
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Family Practice/Pediatrics
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Internal Medicine
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National Average
$89,000

Family Practice
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1639 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 18%
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