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Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

A big portion of take-home pay for Experienced Physician Assistants — just under a third, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $98K. Total cash compensation to Experienced Physician Assistants bottoms out near $78K and approaches $129K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $18K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and slightly more than half have dental, too. Most Experienced Physician Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$74,777 - $121,189
(Median)
$75K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,888
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90%

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$38.97 - $64.85
(Median)
$39
$49
$65
MEDIAN: $49.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$74,777 - $121,189  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,960  
Profit Sharing
$1,019 - $12,453  
Commission
$0.00 - $60,900  
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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$78,097 - $129,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,857
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$38.97 - $64.85  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $88.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,960  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $60,900  
Profit Sharing
$1,019 - $12,453  
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).
)
$78,097 - $129,160  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 697

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Southwest Medical Associates leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $117K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Experienced Physician Assistants that is 15 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+11 percent), New York (+10 percent), Phoenix (+9 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (6 percent lower) and Chicago (2 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 17%

Surgery
up arrow 13%

Dermatology
up arrow 10%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 8%

Orthopedics
up arrow 5%

Critical Care
up arrow 5%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

pain management
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Cardiology
0%

National Average
$98,000

Internal Medicine
up arrow 3%

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 501 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 23%
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