Physician Assistant Salary By Specialty
What Does A Physician Assistant Make?
It depends. The average physician assistant salary is $118,000 a year but can vary $10,000-$20,000 higher or lower depending on the specialty.
Best & Worst States
The top three higher paid states for a physician assistant are Connecticut, Washington, and Alaska. The lowest three are Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee.
The salary is based on data from a survey performed by the NCCP as well as data from physician assistants that manage their financial plans using FitBUX's financial planning technology.
Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery
Cardio & Vascular Surgery physician assistants make $132k per year. This specialty involves various procedures to the chest such as heart transplants or heart valve surgery.
A physician assistant working in the Dermatology specialty makes approximately $126k per year. This specialty involves specializing in the treatment of skin, hair, and nails.
A physician assistant working in the emergency medicine specialty makes about $123k per year. This specialty involves diagnosing and treating patients with critical illnesses or injuries.
A physician assistant working in the neurosurgery specialty makes about $122k per year. This specialty deals with with on the nervous system. Specifically, they focus on the brain and spinal cord.
A physician assistant working in the surgical subspecialties makes about $120k per year. Examples are those that specialize in hand surgery, sports medicine, oncology, and spinal surgery.
What You Can Do Now
PA's salary can range drastically based on specialty and state you live in. Therefore, before you start school you should research, and have a good plan in place for how you are going to pay for physician assistant school.
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