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What is the salary for neurosurgical physician assistants?

Discussion in 'Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ]' started by ChandlalGupta, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. ChandlalGupta


    Jun 12, 2008
    What is salary like for Neurosurgical Physician Assistants? I browse a lot of webpages but I do not find good information. They all say the mean salary for physician assistant in surgery specialties is $80,000-$95,000 but I know physician assistants in surgery specialties like neurosurgery and cardiothoracic surgery earn a lot more money. Can anybody provide the input for me?

    I am sorry for my English. English is not my first language. I am surgeon from India.

    Thank you very much.


    Chandlal Gupta, M.D.
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  3. core0

    core0 Which way is the windmill 7+ Year Member

    You can find salary and other information for various PA specialties here:

    The mean salary for neurosurgery PAs is $95,000.

    David Carpenter, PA-C
  4. Amgen1

    Amgen1 New Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    at the academic institution where I am the neurosurg pa's make 95k and work 33hrs/wk
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2008
  5. PHealthMan

    PHealthMan 2+ Year Member

    Aug 7, 2007
    I am uncertain how that mean salary is calculated. In the Northeast where I am practicing PAs in neurosurgery with experience command salaries in the 100-120's range in hospital settings. Not sure how private practice fairs.

    Are you applying to PA school? Will you be learning english and coming here to practice?
  6. Chronic Student

    Chronic Student So Fresh, So Clean 5+ Year Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Quite a range and it varies with region, experience and academic/private practice.

    Region: Northeast low and West higher

    Experience: Self-explanatory

    Academic vs. Private: Private tends to make more.

    Not unusual for those not in the northeast with a few years in private practice to make 100,000+
  7. AFmedic2PAC

    AFmedic2PAC Navy PA-S 2+ Year Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Call, no call? This sounds too good to be true...please forward me the HR number.;)

  8. straba


    Jun 19, 2008
    Red Sox Nation
    I'm an NP in the Northeast who works in neurosurg. I take call and spend about 30% of my time in the OR. I am just out of school and earn a salary in the mid 90's (40hrs/wk). We have NP's and PA's on our team. Hope this helps.

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