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2021 AAPA Salary Report

Customized Data + Interactive Format

Complete Access to Full Data Tables

FREE to AAPA fellow, student, and retired members.*

In just a few clicks, the interactive 2021 AAPA Salary Report allows you to customize data tables to fit your unique employment situation. Quickly compare the most current PA salary data across specialties, geographic locations, work setting, years of experience, and more.

The best part? You still have access to the complete collection of salary data from AAPA – it’s just easier to find what you need. Plus, you’ll receive access to the full 200 pages of data tables with the 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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**Available free to fellow, retired, and student members. AAPA membership must be active in order to access the PDF.

Highlights of the 2021 Report

New Data on COVID-19’s Impact on PAs

We asked PAs about the impact of the pandemic on their health, their work hours, and their compensation.

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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Research You Can Trust

Rest assured, the 2021 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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How to Interpret the Data

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

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