Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

In a profession for which the median take-home is approximately $96K, a little over a half of overall earnings for Mid-Career Physician Assistants arrives through commissions. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K each, total incomes of Mid-Career Physician Assistants generally range from $76K to $125K depending on individual performance. Most Mid-Career Physician Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,913 - $116,643
(Median)
$74K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,128
10%
50%
90%

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$38.38 - $62.73
(Median)
$38
$48
$63
MEDIAN: $48.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,913 - $116,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,335  
Profit Sharing
$975 - $15,677  
Commission
$51,923  
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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$76,278 - $124,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$38.38 - $62.73  
   
Overtime
$39.68 - $87.98  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,335  
   
Commission
$51,923  
Profit Sharing
$975 - $15,677  
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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$76,278 - $124,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 626
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $96,013

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Minneapolis is home to an above-average pay rate for Mid-Career Physician Assistants, 12 percent higher than the national average. Mid-Career Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+11 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Houston (+6 percent). Rochester ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average. Detroit and Atlanta are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively.

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Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 12%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 12%

Critical Care
up arrow 8%

Surgery
up arrow 6%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Orthopedics
up arrow 3%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

General Surgery
up arrow 3%

Cardiology
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

pain management
0%

National Average
$96,000

Internal Medicine
up arrow 2%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 3%


Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 424 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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