Average Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

$96,561
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,053
Bonus
$13,500
Commission
$5,135
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The average salary for a Physician Assistant (PA) is $96,561.
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$78k
MEDIAN
$97k
90%
$124k
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$78k - $124k
Bonus
$1k - $19k
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$2k - $15k
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$4k - $40k
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$80k - $136k
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What Do Physician Assistant (PA)s Do?

Job Satisfaction for Physician Assistant (PA)

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The top respondents for the job title Physician Assistant (PA) are from the companies Kaiser Permanente, Teamhealth, Inc. and Northwell Health. Reported salaries are highest at Kaiser Permanente where the average pay is $131,694. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Teamhealth, Inc. and Northwell Health, earning around $115,039 and $103,434, respectively. Ascension Health pays the lowest at around $94,281. Geisinger Health Systems and Brigham and Women's Hospital also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $94,904 and $98,265, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Physician Assistant (PA)s?

Skills in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Acute Care and Orthopedics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Family Practice.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Physician Assistant (PA)s?

An entry-level Physician Assistant (PA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $89,037 based on 2,013 salaries. An early career Physician Assistant (PA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,477 based on 3,954 salaries. A mid-career Physician Assistant (PA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,494 based on 2,154 salaries. An experienced Physician Assistant (PA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,646 based on 2,559 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $109,671.
Employees with Physician Assistant (PA) in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 15.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (5.9% more) and New York, New York (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (14.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 11,836 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.0%
Early Career
33.4%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
21.6%
Late Career
9.8%