Salary for Physician Assistants

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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 will usually earn a compensation of around $76,700 - $162,470 depending on education and experience. will most likely earn wages of one hundred and sixteen thousand and eigthy dollars each year.

are compensated the highest in Alaska, where they receive a compensation of close to $150,430. People working these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they earn an average job salary of $140,900.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 69.37 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Physician Assistants tend to make the most in the following industries:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$140,900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$121,370
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$121,230
Health Care and Social Assistance
$116,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$111,760
Public Administration
$109,840

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Finance and Insurance
$102,830
Educational Services
$108,070
Retail Trade
$108,370
Public Administration
$109,840
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$111,760
Health Care and Social Assistance
$116,470