Salary for Physician Assistants

Also known as:  Anesthesiologist Assistant, Certified Physician's Assistant, Family Practice Physician Assistant, Orthopaedic Physician Assistant, Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Pediatric Physician Assistant, Radiology Practitioner Assistant, Surgical Physician Assistant

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Physicians assistants are trained medical professionals who perform many of the normal duties of physicians under the direction and supervision of physicians. Their work may include making rounds, collecting patient medical information and medical histories, administering injections, caring for wounds, interpreting diagnostic test results, and in soem cases prescribing medicine or therapy with physician approval. These individuals, although not medical doctors, are highly trained medical professionals with graduate degrees and certifications in their field.

A Physician Assistant can receive an average wage of somewhere between 64000 - 96000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Physician Assistants usually get an average compensation of Eighty Seven Thousand Seven Hundred dollars annually.

Physician Assistants have the best average compensation in Nevada, where they can receive average pay scales of approximately $103500. Professionals that work in these jobs make the most money in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can get average pay levels of $103930.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 27.38 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Physician Assistants tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $103,930
Other Services (except Public Administration) $91,010
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $90,890
Management of Companies and Enterprises $89,380
Health Care and Social Assistance $87,300
Public Administration $83,180
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $77,270
Educational Services $78,500
Public Administration $83,180
Health Care and Social Assistance $87,300
Management of Companies and Enterprises $89,380
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $90,890
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