Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salary (United States)

Salaries for Mid-Career Physician Assistants lie in the neighborhood of $92,128 annually. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Mid-Career Physician Assistants—as high as $15,113, $13,277 and $60K, respectively—each contribute to the degree of variability within cash compensation, ranging from $70,429 to $111,800. The vast majority of folks in this line of work enjoy health insurance benefits; most receive both medical and dental insurance and 40 percent get vision plans. Work is enjoyable for the better half of Mid-Career Physician Assistants who claim high levels of job satisfaction. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salary (?
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$70,429 - $111,800
(Median)
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110K
MEDIAN: $87,891
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Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salary (?
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$35.52 - $60.63
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,429 - $111,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,113  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $13,277  
Commission
$0.00 - $60,332  
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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$72,795 - $120,913  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$35.52 - $60.63  
   
Overtime
$40.05 - $85.76  
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,113  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $60,332  
Profit Sharing
$998 - $13,277  
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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$72,795 - $120,913  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 687
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Pay Difference By Location

San Antonio
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Los Angeles
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Denver
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Dallas
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New York
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Charlotte
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Seattle
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Houston
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Philadelphia
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Phoenix
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Baltimore
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Boston
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National Average
$92,000
Atlanta
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Chicago
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Pittsburgh
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For Mid-Career Physician Assistants, busy San Antonio offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, and New York also offer top salaries for Mid-Career Physician Assistants. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 11 percent, 8 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent more, respectively. In Pittsburgh, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (-3 percent) and Atlanta (-1 percent).

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

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 17%
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 15%
Critical Care
up arrow 9%
Surgery
up arrow 8%
Orthopedics
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Dermatology
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Acute Care
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General Surgery
up arrow 5%
Oncology
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Cardiology
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Medicine / Surgery
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National Average
$92,000
Internal Medicine
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Family Practice/Pediatrics
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Family Practice
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 728 votes.

Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 18%
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