Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

A Physician Assistant (PA) earns an average salary of $91,073 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Emergency Medicine is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$73,671 - $119,001
$74K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,193
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$39.44 - $70.03
$39
$51
$70
MEDIAN: $50.61
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$130K
Salary $73,671 - $119,001
Bonus $1,007 - $19,280
Profit Sharing $2,025 - $14,885
Commission $23,500
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).
)
$75,506 - $130,230
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,472
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $39.44 - $70.03
Hourly Tips $5.56
Overtime $37.54 - $99.65
Annual Data $0$130K
Bonus $1,007 - $19,280
Commission $23,500
Profit Sharing $2,025 - $14,885
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).
)
$75,506 - $130,230
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,618

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

Germany (change)

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.

Read More...

Physician Assistant (PA) Tasks

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

Physician Assistant (PA) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Physician Assistant (PA)

Popular Skills for Physician Assistant (PA)

Pay by Experience Level for Physician Assistant (PA)

Pay by Experience for a Physician Assistant (PA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician Assistant (PA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 3,783 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $100,000 based on 1,604 salaries. An experienced Physician Assistant (PA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 1,706 salaries. A 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 $106,000 based on 681 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,163

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Physician Assistant (PA) Reviews

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

Physician Assistant (PA) in Fort Leonard Wood:
"U.S. Army Physician Assistants are Teachers my Nature."
Pros: My time as an Army Physician Assistant was one of the most fulfilling of my life. First of all, the training I received was excellent. I began to realize this after walking out of the PANRE feeling pretty confident. After a successful year on the DMZ in South Korea were I was responsible for the care of close to 1500 soldiers, my assessment of my training was confirmed. I retired from active duty in 1998 and started working as a civilian for the Army in a Family Practice Clinic. This was great as well. What I liked most about my job in the Army was working with great people, taking care of wonderful patients and actually seeing the postive results of my work.
Cons: The change of Medical Commanders of major hospitals and medical centers every two years is probably the worst policy or the Army Medical Command. These commander are just starting to have a firm grasp on the operations of their command when their two years are up. They come in and make all sorts of changes that the permanent civilian employees have all seen before. These changes are usually have an adverse effect on the operations of our clinic and morale.

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 Temple:
"Lots to fix."
Pros: We take care of patients, but it takes hard work to get it done.
Cons: There is very little positive feedback.

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.

Physician Assistant (PA) in Pomona:
"Great balance between serving patients and balance lifed."
Pros: I like working with patients and being able to help people. I get to practice independently but also work with a team to collaborate on the best care. I love being hands on.
Cons: Frequently being seen as just an assistant and misunderstood. Strange hours as I work in the ER. Having to work occoassional weekends and holidays.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Physician Assistant (PA)

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 631 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

▲11%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$96,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 631 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 18%
ADVERTISEMENT