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Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

Earnings for Mid-Career Physician Assistants come in at around $90K per year on average. The final incomes of Mid-Career Physician Assistants generally vary between $75K and $123K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $15K, $15K, and $62K, respectively. Female Mid-Career Physician Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. The majority of Mid-Career Physician Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$72,927 - $114,277
(Median)
$73K
$90K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,460
10%
50%
90%

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$36.24 - $61.46
(Median)
$36
$47
$61
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
$72,927 - $114,277  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,399  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $14,577  
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).
)
$75,144 - $122,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,161
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$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$36.24 - $61.46  
   
Overtime
$38.39 - $86.73  
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 - $15,399  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $61,808  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $14,577  
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).
)
$75,144 - $122,913  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 616

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Pay Difference by Location


San Antonio offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Physician Assistants, 12 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Physician Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+8 percent), Dallas (+8 percent), Phoenix (+8 percent), and Denver (+6 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Pittsburgh, 14 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Chicago (4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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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%

Acute Care
up arrow 5%

Orthopedics
up arrow 5%

Dermatology
up arrow 5%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%

Cardiology
up arrow 3%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

pain management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$94,000

Internal Medicine
up arrow 2%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 532 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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