Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) is $101,484
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)s?
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 $93,472 based on 173 salaries. An early career Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of …Read more
What Do Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)s Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.