Average Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

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The average salary for an Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA) is $97,364.
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$82k - $134k

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Job Description for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)

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.

Job Satisfaction for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)

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Popular Skills for Orthopedic Physician Assistant (PA)

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.
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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