Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

Commissions form a big slice (more than two-fifths) of total compensation for Experienced Physician Assistants. The median income in this area hovers around $100K. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Physician Assistants stretch from $79K on the lower end to $132K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $15K from bonuses and $18K from profit sharing. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than half of Experienced Physician Assistants (62 percent) survey participants are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$76,560 - $123,391
(Median)
$77K
$96K
$120K
MEDIAN: $96,015
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$39.86 - $66.95
(Median)
$40
$50
$67
MEDIAN: $50
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$76,560 - $123,391  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
Profit Sharing
$1,978 - $17,764  
Commission
$45,000  
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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$79,291 - $132,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,950
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$39.86 - $66.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $90.35  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,319  
   
Commission
$45,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,978 - $17,764  
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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$79,291 - $132,197  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 733
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Southwest Medical Associates leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $117K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $99,976

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

Experienced Physician Assistants will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent. Experienced Physician Assistants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent), Phoenix (+10 percent), Houston (+7 percent), and Los Angeles (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Orlando and Denver (7 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Emergency Medicine
up arrow 15%

Surgery
up arrow 12%

Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 10%

Dermatology
up arrow 6%

Critical Care
up arrow 5%

General Surgery
up arrow 5%

Orthopedics
up arrow 4%

Acute Care
up arrow 2%

pain management
0%

National Average
$100,000

Cardiology
up arrow 1%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
up arrow 3%

Family Practice
up arrow 4%

Internal Medicine
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 430 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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