Entry-Level Physician Assistant (PA) Salary
A big portion of take-home pay for Entry-Level Physician Assistants — about two in five, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $88K. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Physician Assistants — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $16K from profit sharing — stretch from around $70K to approximately $113K. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Entry-Level Physician Assistants make up most of the survey respondents at 73 percent. Most Entry-Level Physician Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Physician Assistant (PA)
Kaiser Permanente, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Duke University, The Veterans Administration (United States), and Emergency Medicine Physicians are among the top companies that take on many Entry-Level Physician Assistants. Emergency Medicine Physicians leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $114K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Kaiser Permanente, Duke University, and New York Presbyterian Hospital, where Entry-Level Physician Assistants typically earn around $100K, $88K, or $84K, respectively.
Mercy Hospital, Carolinas Healthcare Systems, and New York Presbyterian Hospital also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $80K, $83K, and $84K-paychecks on average.
Pay Difference by Location
San Diego offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Physician Assistants, 12 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Physician Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+9 percent), Houston (+5 percent), Boston (+4 percent), and Austin (+4 percent). Pittsburgh ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 8 percent less in Miami and 4 percent less in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.