Mid-Career Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

The average Mid-Career Physician Assistant earns approximately $91K annually. Overall incomes of Mid-Career Physician Assistants generally bottom out at around $75K and peak near $123K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $15K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. For the most part, Mid-Career Physician Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Mid-Career Physician Assistants survey respondents are women (70 percent). A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$73,147 - $114,482
(Median)
$73K
$91K
$110K
MEDIAN: $90,630
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50%
90%

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$36.58 - $61.52
(Median)
$37
$47
$62
MEDIAN: $47.00
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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
$73,147 - $114,482  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,291  
Profit Sharing
$968 - $14,681  
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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$75,376 - $123,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,136
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$36.58 - $61.52  
   
Overtime
$36.62 - $87.32  
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 - $15,291  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $61,808  
Profit Sharing
$968 - $14,681  
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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$75,376 - $123,191  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 612
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Pay Difference by Location


San Antonio offers some of the highest pay in the country for Mid-Career Physician Assistants, 11 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Phoenix (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Houston (+5 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 16%

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 15%

Critical Care
up arrow 9%

Surgery
up arrow 7%

Orthopedics
up arrow 5%

Acute Care
up arrow 4%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%

Oncology
up arrow 4%

Cardiology
up arrow 3%

pain management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$94,000

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 2%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 2%

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 495 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 18%
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