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Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salary (United States)

Pay for Experienced Physician Assistants is typically around $92K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $19K and $13K, respectively — total cash payment to Experienced Physician Assistants can bottom out near $77K or peak near $128K depending on individual performance. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Some workers in this field — just under a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Physician Assistants. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salary (?
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$73,022 - $120,316
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $92,348
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Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salary (?
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$38.02 - $63.16
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MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$73,022 - $120,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,110  
Profit Sharing
$1,023 - $13,432  
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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$76,555 - $128,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,920
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$38.02 - $63.16  
   
Overtime
$0.42 - $86.03  
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 - $19,110  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $60,900  
Profit Sharing
$1,023 - $13,432  
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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$76,555 - $128,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 665
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Popular Employer Salaries for Experienced Physician Assistant (PA)

Those at Southwest Medical Associates can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $117K.
Also approaching the lower end is V.A. Medical Center.

Pay Difference By Location

Boston
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New York
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Seattle
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Los Angeles
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San Antonio
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Houston
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Oklahoma City
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Dallas
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Chicago
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National Average
$97,000
Denver
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Cleveland
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Orlando
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Atlanta
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Philadelphia
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Pittsburgh
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For Experienced Physician Assistants, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Physician Assistants will also find cushy salaries in New York (+8 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), Los Angeles (+6 percent), and San Antonio (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Pittsburgh, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Orlando (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).
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Skills That Affect Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Surgery
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Emergency Medicine
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Dermatology
up arrow 10%
Emergency Room (ER)
up arrow 9%
Orthopedics
up arrow 7%
Critical Care
up arrow 7%
Acute Care
up arrow 3%
Medicine / Surgery
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pain management
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Cardiology
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National Average
$97,000
Internal Medicine
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Family Practice/Pediatrics
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Family Practice
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Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
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Pediatrics
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 641 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 22%