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2022 AAPA Salary Report

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New Layout Makes Data Easy to Find

The 2022 AAPA Salary Report is FREE to AAPA fellow, student, and retired members.*

Customize the data tables to fit your unique employment situation with just a few clicks in the interactive digital report. And with the new, easy-to-navigate layout, you can quickly compare the most current PA salary data across specialties, geographic locations, work settings, years of experience, and more.

New this year: In addition to base salary and hourly wages, you can also view total wages, which annualizes hourly and productivity pay to give you a more complete compensation picture.

With the digital report, you still have access to the complete collection of salary data from AAPA. Plus, you have access to the 200-page annual report PDF!**

The AAPA Salary Report remains the most comprehensive PA salary resource on the market. No other report provides this level of detail about PA compensation including base salary, hourly wages, and bonuses.

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*Pre-PA, affiliate and associate members can purchase the report for $200. Check your member status by logging in to your profile. If you’ve already purchased the report, click for access.

**Available free to fellow, retired, and student members. AAPA membership must be active to access the annual report PDF.

Highlights of the 2022 Report

Total Compensation Is Up!

In 2021, PA compensation went up by approximately 4.5%. PAs’ median compensation for 2021 was $115,000.

Professional Development Is Rebounding

In 2021, PAs reported their median amount of professional development funds from primary employers matched pre-pandemic levels.

Customized, Interactive Format

Just make a few selections and the report will create customized data tables that match your employment situation. This year, we’ve made a few tweaks so you can access the data even faster!

Side-by-Side Comparisons in Seconds

Want to compare PA salaries in different states or specialties? With a few clicks, you can view side-by-side data sets. And you can even print your customized tables!

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How to Interpret the Data

Check out our FAQs that answer common questions about the report and the data.

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Research You Can Trust

Rest assured, the 2022 report includes the full set of PA salary data and follows the same rigorous research standards you’ve come to expect from AAPA.

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