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

Mid-Career Physician Assistants can expect to earn an average of $88K per year. Total cash compensation for Mid-Career Physician Assistants runs from $73K to $121K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $15K and profit sharing that can reach almost $13K. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair portion, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salary (?
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$70,429 - $111,800
(Median)
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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  
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  
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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Surpassing the national average by 13 percent, Mid-Career Physician Assistants in San Antonio receive some of the highest pay in the country. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, and New York, where Mid-Career Physician Assistants typically earn around 11 percent, 8 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent more than usual. 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 less) and Atlanta (1 percent less).
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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
up arrow 8%
Dermatology
up arrow 7%
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%