PA pay, by specialty

The average income for physician assistants in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery is the highest among specialties tracked in the "2022 Statistical Profile of Board Certified PAs by Specialty," a report on 24 specialties and primary care published by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

The report, released Aug. 21, found that the average income among all specialties is $120,204.

Here is average income for physician assistants, by specialty: 

Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery: $143,807

Dermatology: $136,749

Critical care medicine: $134,027

Neurosurgery: $131,883

Emergency medicine: $130,689

Orthopedic surgery: $126,640

General surgery: $124,661

Plastic surgery: $123,169

Hospital medicine: $120,615

Psychiatry: $119,416

Pain medicine: $118,013

Cardiology: $117,636

Oncology: $117,394

Occupational medicine: $117,178

Urology: $117,007

Geriatrics: $116,544

Internal medicine-general practice: $113,727

Otolaryngology: $112,803

Family medicine/general practice: $112,074

Neurology: $111,496

Primary care: $111,477
Physical medicine/rehabilitation: $110,993

Gastroenterology: $110,544

Obstetrics and gynecology: $107,790

Pediatrics-general: $100,392

Note: The report is based on aggregated responses from physician assistants who were board certified as of Dec. 31, 2022, and have made updates to their profile between Jan. 1, 2020, and Dec. 31, 2022. Physician assistants were asked to estimate their total income in the last calendar year from all PA positions combined.

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