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Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Physician Assistants lies in the neighborhood of $90K annually. With some bonuses approaching $16K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $14K, overall incomes of Mid-Career Physician Assistants spread between $75K and $123K depending on individual performance. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Physician Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$72,773 - $114,121
(Median)
$73K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,358
10%
50%
90%

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$36.25 - $61.53
(Median)
$36
$47
$62
MEDIAN: $46.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$72,773 - $114,121  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,533  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $14,391  
Commission
$0.00 - $61,808  
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).
)
$75,086 - $122,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,173
National Hourly Rate 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$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$36.25 - $61.53  
   
Overtime
$38.39 - $87.31  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,533  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $61,808  
Profit Sharing
$972 - $14,391  
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).
)
$75,086 - $122,849  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 617

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Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 12 percent, Mid-Career Physician Assistants in San Antonio receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mid-Career Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+8 percent), Phoenix (+8 percent), Los Angeles (+8 percent), and Denver (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Pittsburgh. Workers in Atlanta and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 percent less).

 
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 18%

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 15%

Critical Care
up arrow 8%

Surgery
up arrow 7%

Dermatology
up arrow 6%

Acute Care
up arrow 5%

Orthopedics
up arrow 5%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%

Oncology
up arrow 4%

Cardiology
up arrow 2%

pain management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$94,000

Internal Medicine
up arrow 2%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 543 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 18%
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