$92,676
Avg. Salary
$51.25
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$5,091

Profit Sharing

$5,098

Commission

$17,000

The average pay for a Physician Assistant (PA) is $51.25 per hour.

The average pay for a Physician Assistant (PA) is $92,676 per year.

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$0$130K
Salary $74,272 - $119,733
Bonus $1,004 - $19,401
Profit Sharing $1,750 - $15,089
Commission $5,437 - $41,370
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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$76,398 - $130,955
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10,508
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $39.55 - $70.60
Hourly Tips $5.56
Overtime $39.78 - $99.64
Annual Data $0$130K
Bonus $1,004 - $19,401
Commission $5,437 - $41,370
Profit Sharing $1,750 - $15,089
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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$76,398 - $130,955
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,131

Job Description for Physician Assistant (PA)

A physician assistant (PA) is a licensed medical professional and caregiver. who typically works in a clinic, doctor's office, or hospital. The PA can perform many of the routine work that doctors might otherwise perform, thus allowing the physician to spend more time with non-routine cases and patients. In many jurisdictions, a PA is licensed to perform routine diagnoses and to write prescriptions.

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Physician Assistant (PA) Tasks

  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients
  • Administer therapeutic procedures
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval
  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients

Physician Assistant (PA) Pay By Employer

$0$172K

$92,196

$131,694

Duke University
18 profiles
$93,074

$97,883

U.S. Army
15 profiles
$93,089

Teamhealth, Inc.
14 profiles
$130,127

$91,489

Northwell Health
10 profiles
$109,773

$98,403

$86,116

Physician Assistant (PA) Job Listings

Popular Skills for Physician Assistant (PA)

Pay by Experience Level for Physician Assistant (PA)

Pay by Experience for a Physician Assistant (PA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Physician Assistant (PA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 3,783 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $100,000 based on 1,604 salaries. An experienced Physician Assistant (PA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $105,000 based on 1,706 salaries. A 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 $106,000 based on 681 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,009

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Physician Assistant (PA) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Physician Assistant (PA)?

Physician Assistant (PA) in Lubbock:
"PA family practice."
Pros: I love continuity of care and what I DO on a daily basis, I love the diverse things I get to perform.
Cons: I work a lot of hours and I constantly feel under appreciated by patients and doctors. Its hard being female and a nonphysician provider. Especially when the physicians own the practice.

Physician Assistant (PA) in Pomona:
"Great balance between serving patients and balance lifed."
Pros: I like working with patients and being able to help people. I get to practice independently but also work with a team to collaborate on the best care. I love being hands on.
Cons: Frequently being seen as just an assistant and misunderstood. Strange hours as I work in the ER. Having to work occoassional weekends and holidays.

Physician Assistant (PA) in Winter Haven:
"Pace of clinic."
Ask how many pt's daily you would be responsible for seeing on average to understand the commitment you would be undertaking.

Physician Assistant (PA) in Memphis:
"Sell of the Practice."
Monitor the job market closely. Have a complete list of Pros and cons with Must haves and could have.

Physician Assistant (PA) in Tucson:
"The downside to the profession."
Consider Sub Specialty! General Practice is overworked and under reimbursed!

Physician Assistant (PA) in Napa:
"Time crunch."
Be prepared to be on a time schedule from the minute you walk in the door.

Physician Assistant (PA) in Baltimore:
"Hard Work. Do Charts At Home Most Of The Time."
Think fast, clearly. Know basics well. My place is not for new PAs.

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Key Stats for Physician Assistant (PA)

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1312 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$97,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1312 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 18%