Physician assistant pay continues to rise: 5 findings

Compensation for physician assistants in the U.S. continues to rise, with the median base salary for a PA in 2014 growing to $93,800 a year, up $3,800 from 2012, according to the 2015 American Academy of Physician Assistants Salary Survey.

Here are five findings from the report.

1. In addition to salary, 54 percent of all PAs received monetary bonuses last year.

2. More than 75 percent of PAs receive some form of additional compensation, such as student loan repayment, tuition reimbursement or signing bonuses.

3. PAs at critical access hospitals, hospital emergency departments and industrial facilities reported the highest median compensation levels.

4. PAs in the following specialties reported the highest median base salary in 2014:

  • Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery: $117,000
  • Interventional radiology: $105,500
  • Emergency medicine: $102,960
  • Pediatric surgery: $102, 500

5. The median PA base salary was $85,000 for those who had less than one year of experience. That number increased to $89,000 for those with two to four years of experience, and $96,000 for those with five to nine years of experience.

More articles on compensation:

Median CEO pay soared in 2014
8 medical specialties with largest percentage increase in 2015 pay
Court rejects attempts to conceal Slidell Memorial Hospital CEO salary

Copyright © 2023 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars