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Physician Assistants PA Earnings

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS (PA) - EARNINGS

Physician Assistants Median annual wages, May 2012

The median annual wage for physician assistants was $90,930 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $62,430, and the top 10 percent earned more than $124,770.

In May 2012, the median annual wages for physician assistants in the top five industries in which these assistants worked were as follows:

Hospitals; state, local, and private $93,660
Outpatient care centers 93,520
Offices of health practitioners 90,150
Educational services; state, local, and private 88,890
Government 86,870

Most physician assistants work full time. In hospitals, physician assistants may work nights, weekends, or holidays. They may also be on call, meaning that they must be ready to respond to a work request with little notice.

Last Modification: 01-26-2014
Source:
http://www.bls.gov