Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Physician Assistants lies in the neighborhood of $96K per year. Cash earnings for Mid-Career Physician Assistants — which occasionally include more than $19K from bonuses and more than $20K from profit sharing — stretch from around $80K to approximately $132K. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Mid-Career Physician Assistants making up 72 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$76,171 - $120,041
$76K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,339
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$41.42 - $71.19
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$51
$71
MEDIAN: $51.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$76,171 - $120,041  
   
Bonus
$1,468 - $19,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,041 - $20,134  
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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$79,639 - $132,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$41.42 - $71.19  
   
Overtime
$12.88 - $97.76  
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$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,468 - $19,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,041 - $20,134  
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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$79,639 - $132,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 405

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,943

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Augusta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Physician Assistants, 24 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Physician Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), Atlanta (+10 percent), and Phoenix (+8 percent). Salt Lake City ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (12 percent lower) and Cleveland (11 percent lower).

Key Stats for Physician Assistant (PA)

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.
5-9 years
75%
10-19 years
25%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Medicine
▲12%

Emergency Room (ER)
▲11%

▲7%

Critical Care
▲3%

Patient Education
▲3%

Acute Care
▲2%

Orthopedics
▲2%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
▲2%

Oncology
▲2%

Cardiology
▲1%

General Surgery
▲1%

pain management
▲1%

National Average
$100,000

Internal Medicine
▼2%


Pediatrics
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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