A big portion of take-home pay for Experienced Physician Assistants — close to two-fifths, in fact — arrives through commissions. This profession's median overall income is approximately $104K. Cash earnings for Experienced Physician Assistants — including $19K in bonuses and $20K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $82K to $138K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. More than half of Experienced Physician Assistants (69 percent) survey participants are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,063 - $125,685
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$130K
MEDIAN: $99,834
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$42.00 - $72.14
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MEDIAN: $53.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$79,063 - $125,685  
   
Bonus
$1,001 - $19,301  
Profit Sharing
$1,973 - $20,426  
Commission
$42,500  
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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$82,179 - $137,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,272
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$42.00 - $72.14  
   
Overtime
$49.10 - $99.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,001 - $19,301  
   
Commission
$42,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,973 - $20,426  
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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$82,179 - $137,840  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 505

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Southwest Medical Associates offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $117K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $103,990

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For Experienced Physician Assistants, busy Las Vegas offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Experienced Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+13 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and San Antonio (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in West Palm Beach, 13 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Tucson (12 percent lower) and Atlanta (7 percent lower).

Key Stats for Physician Assistant (PA)

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 183 votes.
087
10-19 years
88%
20 years or more
12%
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Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 19%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 14%

Surgery
up arrow 9%

Orthopedics
up arrow 7%

Critical Care
up arrow 7%

Cardiology
up arrow 3%

Oncology
up arrow 3%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 1%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
0%

Dermatology
0%

National Average
$104,000

pain management
up arrow 1%



Pediatrics
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 183 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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