Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

The median total income of Experienced Physician Assistants is around $100K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (more than two-fifths, in fact) comes from commissions. Cash earnings for Experienced Physician Assistants — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $18K from profit sharing — stretch from around $79K to approximately $132K. The specific employer and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women account for the majority of Experienced Physician Assistants who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction for Experienced Physician Assistants is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$76,560 - $123,391
(Median)
$77K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,015
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$39.86 - $66.95
(Median)
$40
$50
$67
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$76,560 - $123,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
Profit Sharing
$1,978 - $17,764  
Commission
$45,000  
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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$79,291 - $132,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,950
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$39.86 - $66.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $90.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
   
Commission
$45,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,978 - $17,764  
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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$79,291 - $132,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 733
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The biggest paychecks can be found at Southwest Medical Associates — the median salary there is $117K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,976

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Experienced Physician Assistants, Seattle offers exceptional salaries, 14 percent above the national average. Experienced Physician Assistants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent), Phoenix (+10 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Los Angeles (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Atlanta. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Denver (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 15%

Surgery
up arrow 12%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 10%

Dermatology
up arrow 6%

Critical Care
up arrow 5%

General Surgery
up arrow 5%

Orthopedics
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

pain management
0%

National Average
$100,000

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Internal Medicine
up arrow 4%

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

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 430 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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