Experienced Physician Assistant (PA) Salary

Experienced Physician Assistants can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $102K per year on average. Total incomes of Experienced Physician Assistants incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $16K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $83K and $141K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most Experienced Physician Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$81,562 - $130,955
$82K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $102,878
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$42.76 - $72.54
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MEDIAN: $54.90
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$0$142K
Salary $81,562 - $130,955
Bonus $1,002 - $20,060
Profit Sharing $1,980 - $17,754
Commission $24,227
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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$84,236 - $142,768
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,290
Hourly Data $0$102
Hourly Rate $42.76 - $72.54
Hourly Tips $5.56
Overtime $57.55 - $102.39
Annual Data $0$142K
Bonus $1,002 - $20,060
Commission $24,227
Profit Sharing $1,980 - $17,754
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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$84,236 - $142,768
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 499

Physician Assistant (PA) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Physician Assistant (PA)


Experienced Physician Assistants flock to Southwest Medical Associates for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $117K lead the pack in compensation.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $106,982

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

Surpassing the national average by 11 percent, Experienced Physician Assistants in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Physician Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Antonio (+10 percent), Houston (+10 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). West Palm Beach is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tucson and Omaha (14 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Physician Assistant (PA)

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 266 votes.
10-19 years
89%
20 years or more
11%

Skills That Affect Physician Assistant (PA) Salaries


Emergency Room (ER)
▲13%

▲7%

Orthopedics
▲5%

Critical Care
▲5%

Oncology
▲2%

Family Practice/Pediatrics
▼0%

Cardiology
▼0%

National Average
$107,000

Acute Care
▼1%

Dermatology
▼2%

Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN)
▼3%

pain management
▼4%



▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 266 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 23%