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Physician Assistant Overview - Preparation - Day In The Life -
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Earnings
Median annual earnings of physician assistants is about $81,230. The middle 50 percent of physician assistants earned between $68,210 and $97,070. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $51,360, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $110,240. The following chart shows the median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of physician assistants.
 
General medical and surgical hospitals $84,550
Outpatient care centers 84,390
Offices of physicians 80,440
Federal Executive Branch 78,200
Colleges, universities, and professional schools 74,200

According to the American Academy of Physician Assistantsí Census Report, median income for physician assistants in full-time clinical practice was $85,710; median income for first-year graduates was $74,470. Income varies by specialty, practice setting, geographical location, and years of experience. Employers often pay for their employees' professional liability insurance, registration fees with the Drug Enforcement Administration, State licensing fees, and credentialing fees.

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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