Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

Commissions form a big slice (just under a third) of total compensation for Experienced Physician Assistants. The median income in this area hovers around $99K. Total cash earnings of Experienced Physician Assistants range from $78K on the low end to $130K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $13K, respectively. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and slightly more than half have dental coverage, somewhere between a fifth and a fourth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Experienced Physician Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Experienced Physician Assistants who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$75,446 - $121,703

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$39.24 - $65.60

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$75,446 - $121,703  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,437  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $12,822  
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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$78,482 - $129,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,844
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$39.24 - $65.60  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $89.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,437  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $60,900  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $12,822  
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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$78,482 - $129,686  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 697
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Southwest Medical Associates attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $117K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Physician Assistants, working in the bustling city of Seattle has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Physician Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+11 percent), New York (+10 percent), Houston (+10 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Pittsburgh is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Orlando (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 17%

Surgery
up arrow 13%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 9%

Dermatology
up arrow 8%

Orthopedics
up arrow 5%

Critical Care
up arrow 5%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

pain management
up arrow 1%

Cardiology
0%

National Average
$99,000

Internal Medicine
up arrow 3%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Family Practice
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 448 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 23%
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