Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (slightly more than half) of final income for Mid-Career Physician Assistants. That final number averages out to $96K across the industry. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Physician Assistants varies from $76K to $125K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K each. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Physician Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$73,913 - $116,643
(Median)
$74K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,128
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$38.38 - $62.73
(Median)
$38
$48
$63
MEDIAN: $48.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,913 - $116,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,335  
Profit Sharing
$975 - $15,677  
Commission
$51,923  
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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$76,278 - $124,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$38.38 - $62.73  
   
Overtime
$39.68 - $87.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,335  
   
Commission
$51,923  
Profit Sharing
$975 - $15,677  
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).
)
$76,278 - $124,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 626
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,013

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For Mid-Career Physician Assistants, Minneapolis provides a pay rate that is 12 percent greater than the national average. Mid-Career Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Rochester, 8 percent below the national average. Detroit and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 12%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 12%

Critical Care
up arrow 8%

Surgery
up arrow 6%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Orthopedics
up arrow 3%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

General Surgery
up arrow 3%

Cardiology
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

pain management
0%

National Average
$96,000

Internal Medicine
up arrow 2%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 3%


Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 424 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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