Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salary
|Salary||$79,330 - $124,852|
|Bonus||$1,939 - $19,727|
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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).)
|$80,144 - $130,860|
|Hourly Rate||$40.09 - $74.42|
|Overtime||$49.61 - $94.63|
|Bonus||$1,939 - $19,727|
|Total Pay (||$80,144 - $130,860|
Job Description for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)
An orthopedic physician assistant (PA) works in clinical environment to provide physicians with assistance related to orthopedics. They perform tasks such as applying and removing splints and casts, removing sutures, changing dressings, and performing joint aspirations. Orthopedic physician assistants often need to determine a patient's need for physical therapy and may be responsible for referrals. They frequently perform rounds on behalf of the physician and report any problems back to the physician.Read More...
Additionally, orthopedic physician assistants perform wellness assessments (physicals) on patients and determine appropriate treatment procedures. They should be able to document a patient's condition accurately in the patient's records. This job includes patient education, so the ability to communicate clearly is vital. They also must understand how to interpret MRIs and the results of common lab tests. In all tasks, orthopedic physician assistants must maintain patient confidentiality.
Orthopedic physician assistants generally report to an orthopedic physician. Hours for this position generally vary with the needs of the facility, and weekend and holiday hours may be necessary. Orthopedic physicians may also be on call. Orthopedic physician assistants must have completed an accredited physician assistant program, and they should be licensed to practice in their state. Additional certifications are often required but vary based on the employer. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Tasks
- Assist in surgery, performing actions delegated by physician to allow her/him to focus on more technical aspects of the operation.
- Conduct hospital rounds, write orders and perform other administrative and clerical tasks as needed.
- Perform routine outpatient procedures and surgeries including: regional anesthesia, tendon repair, incision and drainage, and wound closure and management.
- Assist orthopedic physician in examining and diagnosing skeletal and joint problems.
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Popular Skills for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)
Orthopedic Physician Assistants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Surgery, Orthopedics, spine, and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Injections. Those educated in Orthopedics tend to be well versed in Injections.
Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)
Pay by Experience for an Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 375 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $107,000 based on 161 salaries. An experienced Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 135 salaries. An Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 42 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Orthopedic Physician Assistants, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 19 percent above the national average. Orthopedic Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+10 percent), Boston (+5 percent), Anchorage (+3 percent), and New York (+2 percent). The lowest-paying market is Birmingham, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 10 percent less in Savannah and 9 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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