Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

Mid-Career Physician Assistants can expect to earn an average of $91K annually. Total cash earnings of Mid-Career Physician Assistants range from $75K near the bottom to $123K near the top, where some exceptional performers can get $15K each from bonuses and profit sharing, plus, in very few cases, commissions exceeding $62K. Female Mid-Career Physician Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Physician Assistants is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,169 - $114,626

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$36.65 - $61.52

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,169 - $114,626  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,320  
Profit Sharing
$963 - $15,101  
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).
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$75,345 - $123,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$36.65 - $61.52  
   
Overtime
$36.80 - $87.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,320  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $61,808  
Profit Sharing
$963 - $15,101  
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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$75,345 - $123,165  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 609
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Pay Difference by Location


For Mid-Career Physician Assistants, busy Phoenix offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 10 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+9 percent), San Antonio (+9 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Pittsburgh is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Detroit (5 percent lower) and Atlanta (4 percent lower).

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

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 16%

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 15%

Critical Care
up arrow 8%

Surgery
up arrow 7%

Dermatology
up arrow 6%

Oncology
up arrow 5%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Orthopedics
up arrow 4%

Cardiology
up arrow 3%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

pain management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$95,000

Internal Medicine
up arrow 2%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 470 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 18%
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