Median pay for Mid-Career Physician Assistants lies in the neighborhood of $96K annually. Cash earnings of Mid-Career Physician Assistants can occasionally include $20K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $79K to almost $131K. Nearly one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Mid-Career Physician Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 72 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$76,192 - $119,708
$76K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,147
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$40.98 - $70.89
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MEDIAN: $51.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$76,192 - $119,708  
   
Bonus
$1,199 - $19,672  
Profit Sharing
$3,077 - $19,727  
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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$79,216 - $131,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,268
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$40.98 - $70.89  
   
Overtime
$13.75 - $96.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,199 - $19,672  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,077 - $19,727  
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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$79,216 - $131,084  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 419

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,792

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Surpassing the national average by 24 percent, Mid-Career Physician Assistants in Augusta receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mid-Career Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+15 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Phoenix (+7 percent), and San Antonio (+7 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Salt Lake City, 13 percent below the national average. Workers in Denver and Oklahoma City earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Physician Assistant (PA)

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.
074
5-9 years
75%
10-19 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 12%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 10%

Surgery
up arrow 7%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Orthopedics
up arrow 2%

Critical Care
up arrow 2%

General Surgery
up arrow 2%

Acute Care
up arrow 1%

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$100,000


Internal Medicine
up arrow 2%

pain management
up arrow 2%

Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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