Physician assistant

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How much does a Physician Assistant make in the United States?

Average base salary
3k salaries reported, updated at Aug 01, 2020
per year
The average salary for a physician assistant with 2 to 3 years of experience, Bachelor Degree, and 3 selected qualifications is $105,676 per year in the United States.
Most common benefits
  • Relocation assistance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Where can a Physician Assistant earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for physician assistants

Most recommended license

Physician Assistant Licensedimension-trending-icon

earn +19.45% more

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 3.34% since 2018. Physician Assistants with this license earn +19.45% more than the average base salary, which is $105,676 per year.

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Certification categories:
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DEA Certification
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Specialty categories:
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Critical & Intensive Care
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Urgent Care
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License categories:
Top license
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Physician Assistant License
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Most common benefits for Physician Assistants

  • Relocation assistance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Vision insurance
  • Visa sponsorship
  • 403(b)
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Salary satisfaction

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64% of Physician assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area

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