Take the 2018 AAPA Salary Survey and help your fellow PAs negotiate better contracts! The compensation and benefits data you provide helps AAPA compile the annual Salary Report, which 10,000+ PAs use every year to have better job searches and more powerful contract negotiations. Questions? Email research@aapa.org.

What’s Inside

The Latest, Most Detailed PA Salary Data

Find the information you need quickly with easy-to-read tables on base salary, base hourly wages, and bonus that take into account variables like region, specialty, setting and employer type. And it’s all broken out by years of experience!

Critical Issues Affecting PA Pay

Explore our analysis of critical issues like the relationship between salary and practice barriers, the buying power of your salary, the gender pay gap, how PA compensation is changing over time, and how the profession has changed since last year.

Salary Snapshot

In 2016, PAs in a hospital operating room work setting reported a median base salary of $110,000.

Tools & Resources

How to Use the Report

AAPA Research developed an FAQ document to help you interpret the report. Find it inside the report, or access it here. Don’t see your question? Let us know!


Calculate Your Cost of Living

Use our calculator to compare the cost of living of various urban areas – and enhance your results with data from the 2017 AAPA Salary Report!


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