Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

Generous salaries abound for Mid-Career Physician Assistants , with average pay above six figures ($97K) per year. Total cash earnings of Mid-Career Physician Assistants range from $80K on the low end to $133K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $15K, respectively. Female Mid-Career Physician Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$76,587 - $120,562
$77K
$97K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,506
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$41.66 - $71.93
$42
$52
$72
MEDIAN: $51.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$76,587 - $120,562  
   
Bonus
$1,181 - $19,606  
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $15,260  
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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$80,187 - $133,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$41.66 - $71.93  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $99.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,181 - $19,606  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $15,260  
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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$80,187 - $133,284  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 434

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $100,282

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Mid-Career Physician Assistants will find that Augusta offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 23 percent. Mid-Career Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), and Phoenix (+8 percent). The lowest-paying market is Salt Lake City, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Denver and Cleveland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Physician Assistant (PA)

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.
5-9 years
76%
10-19 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Medicine
▲12%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲11%

▲7%

Patient Education
▲3%

Critical Care
▲2%

Oncology
▲2%

Acute Care
▲1%

Orthopedics
▲1%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
▲1%

Cardiology
▲1%

General Surgery
▲1%

pain management
▼0%

National Average
$100,000

Internal Medicine
▼2%


Pediatrics
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 20%
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