Physician Assistants with Emergency Room (ER) skills see excellent average salaries — about $93K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is enjoyable for Physician Assistants with Emergency Room (ER) skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Physician Assistants with Emergency Room (ER) skills making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$71,652 - $125,916
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$72K
$93K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,828
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$39.63 - $73.88
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$40
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MEDIAN: $56.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,652 - $125,916  
   
Bonus
$1,500 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
Total Pay (?
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$74,753 - $144,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$39.63 - $73.88  
   
Overtime
$50.81 - $108.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,500 - $15,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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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$74,753 - $144,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 100
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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.


Physician Assistants with Emergency Room (ER) skills with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The relatively untested earn a median of $93K per year, but survey respondents who have racked up five to 10 years of experience report a six-figure median of $111K. On average, Physician Assistants with Emergency Room (ER) skills make $119K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $128K.

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Experience Affects Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$101,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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