Physician Assistant (PA) with Acute Care Skills Salary

Median pay for Physician Assistants with Acute Care skills lies in the neighborhood of $91K annually. In the world of Physician Assistants with Acute Care skills, overall income ranges from $78K near the bottom to $126K at the top; this can include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $29K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women account for the majority of Physician Assistants with Acute Care skills who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Physician Assistants with Acute Care skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$74,927 - $115,878
(Median)
$75K
$91K
$120K
MEDIAN: $91,142
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$38.07 - $64.65
(Median)
$38
$49
$65
MEDIAN: $49.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,927 - $115,878  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,967  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $29,361  
Commission
$24,000  
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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$77,735 - $126,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 583
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$38.07 - $64.65  
   
Overtime
$45.48 - $87.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,967  
   
Commission
$24,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $29,361  
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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$77,735 - $126,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 245
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Pay by Experience Level for Physician Assistant (PA)

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. The average beginner in this position makes around $89K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $99K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $102K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $107K.

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Experience Affects Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$96,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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