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MSc44 said:what can one expect to make as a PA, or what are the averages in a few diff fields
anyone who can shead some info it is greatly appreachiated
melcal said:depends on specialty, location, years of experience, etc.
for example, a new grad in radiation oncology, city of chicago: $70K + nice benefits.
a classmate is in internal med, chicago suburbs, $67K.
you can look on salary.com and tailor it your specific location.
Depends on the specialty. EM pays some of the best money. Forget what most say about CT surgery. Count up their HOURLY pay scale and see what they really make. I work for a group that is not the best payors and I make about $130k/yr and will start receiving my producton now (after first year) which is around $30k. I also get 12% towards my 401k and full benefits plus $5000k CME. I work about 45-50 hrs a week, which is quite a lot for EM. My last job paid $105k year but I only worked a 32 hour week, and it worked out to only 28hr week after I subtracted the 6 weeks vacation.
MSC - Yes, I did a 2 year residency in EM in which I received a masters degree. But other than sometimes starting on the upper end of the pay scale off the bat, I get the same money as everyone else.
Preludexl - I wouldn't go by the salaries in PA World. The AAPA has salary profiles and my state, Nevada shows that we pay the 4th highest salaries in the country. I'll bet about a dozen people answered the survey, so it may not be all that accurate.
INCOME - Results of the 2005 AAPA Physician Assistant Census Survey indicate that the mean total income from primary employer for PAs who are not self-employed and who work at least 32 hours per week for their primary employer is $81,129 (standard deviation $21,254); the median is $77,402. The comparable mean for PAs who have been in clinical practice for less than one year is $68,116 (standard deviation $13,077); the median is $66,591.
avg by specialty: