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Physician Assistant (PA) Salary with Acute Care skills (United States)

Annual wages for Physician Assistants with Acute Care skills typically come in around $89K per year. Total cash compensation to Physician Assistants with Acute Care skills bottoms out near $75K and approaches $123K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $30K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. 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.
Physician Assistant (PA) with Acute Care skills Salary (?
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$71,657 - $112,911
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $88,640
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Physician Assistant (PA) with Acute Care skills Salary (?
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$37.38 - $62.78
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MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,657 - $112,911  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,566  
Profit Sharing
$371.20 - $29,590  
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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$75,412 - $123,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$37.38 - $62.78  
   
Overtime
$39.89 - $86.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,566  
   
Profit Sharing
$371.20 - $29,590  
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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$75,412 - $123,372  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 156
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Pay by Experience Level for Physician Assistant (PA) with Acute Care skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $87K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $98K. Physician Assistants with Acute Care skills bring in $99K after working for 10 to 20 years. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Physician Assistant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $103K on average. Just over a half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just over a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise nearly one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about a seventh.

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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National Average
$93,000
San Antonio
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Baltimore
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Columbus
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Charlotte
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Honolulu
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With a pay rate for Physician Assistants with Acute Care skills that is 9 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Physician Assistants with Acute Care skills will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+5 percent). Honolulu is the lowest-paying area, 4 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 3 percent less in Charlotte and 2 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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Experience Affects Physician Assistant (PA) with Acute Care skills Salaries

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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
60%
female alumni
 
Male
40%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 18%