The average salary for an Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) is $97,364.
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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 phy…Read more
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)
Medicine / Surgery
Skills in Orthopedics, Surgery, Emergency/Trauma and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Casting.
Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)
An entry-level Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $89,851 based on 176 salaries. An early career Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,568 based on 322 salaries. A mid-career Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,877 based on 166 salaries. An experienced Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $113,903 based on 203 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $118,155.
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Employees with Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 12.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (5.3% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (1.3% less) and Houston, Texas (0.5% less).
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