Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (slightly less than a third) of final income for Experienced Physician Assistants. That final number averages out to $99K across the industry. Cash earnings for Experienced Physician Assistants — including $15K in bonuses and $13K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $78K to $129K depending on individual performance. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Just over one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and over one-half claim dental coverage as well. Most Experienced Physician Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$75,570 - $121,609
(Median)
$76K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $94,317
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90%

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$39.07 - $65.29
(Median)
$39
$50
$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
$75,570 - $121,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,397  
Profit Sharing
$1,016 - $12,791  
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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$78,473 - $129,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,847
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
$39.07 - $65.29  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $89.50  
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 - $15,397  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $60,900  
Profit Sharing
$1,016 - $12,791  
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).
)
$78,473 - $129,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 695
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Southwest Medical Associates leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $117K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Experienced Physician Assistants in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Experienced Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+10 percent), Phoenix (+10 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+8 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Pittsburgh. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (7 percent lower) and Orlando (6 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 17%

Surgery
up arrow 14%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 9%

Dermatology
up arrow 7%

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
$99,000

Internal Medicine
up arrow 3%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 5%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 465 votes.

Gender

Female
60 %
Male
40 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 23%
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