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Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

Commissions constitute a big slice (just under a third on average) of overall compensation for Experienced Physician Assistants, and the median take-home for this group lies near $98K. In the world of Experienced Physician Assistants, total cash compensation can vary between $78K and $129K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $18K and $12K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Physician Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Just under one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$74,381 - $121,235
(Median)
$74K
$94K
$120K
MEDIAN: $93,851
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90%

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$38.76 - $64.30
(Median)
$39
$49
$64
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
$74,381 - $121,235  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,914  
Profit Sharing
$1,039 - $12,293  
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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$77,936 - $128,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,863
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
$38.76 - $64.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $88.88  
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.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,914  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $60,900  
Profit Sharing
$1,039 - $12,293  
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).
)
$77,936 - $128,862  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 696

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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, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 15 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+11 percent), Phoenix (+10 percent), New York (+10 percent), and Dallas (+8 percent). Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Atlanta (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 16%

Surgery
up arrow 14%

Dermatology
up arrow 10%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 8%

Orthopedics
up arrow 6%

Critical Care
up arrow 6%

Acute Care
up arrow 3%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 3%

pain management
up arrow 2%

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$98,000

Internal Medicine
up arrow 3%

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 4%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
up arrow 4%

Pediatrics
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 525 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 23%