Physician Assistant Salary in the US

$98,740
per year
per month
$8,230
per month
per year
Bonus
$5,200/year
Bonus
$430/month

Physician Assistant - Average Salary

The average salary for a Physician Assistant is $98,740 per year ($8,230 per month), which is $45,250 (+85%) higher than the average salary in the United States.
A Physician Assistant can expect an average starting salary of $81,200. The highest salaries can exceed $135,420.
$81,200
Low
$98,740
Average salary
$135,420
High
$6,770
Low
$8,230
Average salary
$11,290
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$78,300
$156,620
Salary$81,200 - 135,420
Bonus$0 - 21,200
Total Pay$81,200 - 156,620
$0
$6,530
$13,060
Salary$6,770 - 11,290
Bonus$0 - 1,770
Total Pay$6,770 - 13,060

Physician Assistant Salary Range

Low
$81,200
Average salary
$98,740
Senior
$114,350
High
$135,420
Low
$6,770
Average salary
$8,230
Senior
$9,530
High
$11,290
Among Physician Assistants in the U.S., Primary Care Physician Assistants tend to have the lowest salaries, while Psychiatric Physician Assistants, Surgical Physician Assistants or Cardiologist Physician Assistants enjoy the highest salaries.

Physician Assistant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Surgical Physician Assistant$121K/year
+22% 
Psychiatric Physician Assistant$117K/year
+18% 
Cardiologist Physician Assistant$116K/year
+17% 
Orthopedic Physician Assistant$97K/year
 -2%
Dermatology Physician Assistant$95K/year
 -4%
Primary Care Physician Assistant$94K/year
 -5%

Physician Assistant - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Physician Assistant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $84,420 per year. A mid level Physician Assistant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $94,350, while a Senior Physician Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $110,200. Physician Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn $113,650 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Physician Assistant

Late Career▲ +15%
Senior▲ +12%
Average Salary$98,740/year
Mid Level▼ -4%
Entry Level▼ -15%

Gender Breakdown

Female
72%
Male
28%

Physician Assistant - Jobs by Location

Physician Assistant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Physician Assistant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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