Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

Experienced Physician Assistants see excellent average salaries — about $101K annually. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Physician Assistants stretch from $83K on the lower end to $139K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $19K from bonuses and $21K from profit sharing. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although nearly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. For the most part, Experienced Physician Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,724 - $126,715
$80K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $100,568
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$42.02 - $72.60
$42
$54
$73
MEDIAN: $54.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$79,724 - $126,715  
   
Bonus
$999 - $19,463  
Profit Sharing
$1,993 - $21,331  
Total Pay (?
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$82,576 - $139,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$42.02 - $72.60  
   
Overtime
$49.10 - $99.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$999 - $19,463  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,993 - $21,331  
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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$82,576 - $139,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 480

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Those at Southwest Medical Associates can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $117K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $104,624

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

For Experienced Physician Assistants, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 12 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Physician Assistants will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+12 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in West Palm Beach. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Tucson and Omaha (12 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Physician Assistant (PA)

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 votes.
10-19 years
88%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries


Emergency Room (ER)
▲16%

▲9%

Orthopedics
▲7%

Critical Care
▲7%

Oncology
▲4%

Cardiology
▲3%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
▲2%

Acute Care
▲1%

Dermatology
▼0%

National Average
$105,000

pain management
▼1%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▼1%



▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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