Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

Salaries for Experienced Physician Assistants are generous, with average pay above six figures ($101K) per year. Total cash compensation to Experienced Physician Assistants varies from $83K to $140K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K each. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just over one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Physician Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$79,958 - $127,800
$80K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $101,095
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$41.73 - $72.07
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$72
MEDIAN: $53.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$79,958 - $127,800  
   
Bonus
$996 - $19,293  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $19,000  
Commission
$25,000  
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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$82,663 - $139,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,296
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$41.73 - $72.07  
   
Overtime
$47.66 - $99.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$996 - $19,293  
   
Commission
$25,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,750 - $19,000  
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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$82,663 - $139,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 495

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Southwest Medical Associates offers the largest salaries in town — $117K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $105,098

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Experienced Physician Assistants will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 12 percent. Experienced Physician Assistants will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+11 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Seattle (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is West Palm Beach, which sits 14 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Tucson (13 percent lower) and Omaha (10 percent lower).

Key Stats for Physician Assistant (PA)

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 208 votes.
10-19 years
88%
20 years or more
12%
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Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries


Emergency Room (ER)
▲16%

▲9%

Orthopedics
▲7%

Critical Care
▲7%

Oncology
▲4%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
▲2%

Cardiology
▲2%

Acute Care
▲1%

Dermatology
▼0%

National Average
$105,000

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▼1%

pain management
▼2%



▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 23%
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