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PAs in Leadership

Home PAs In Leadership Many PAs are in leadership roles. However, they might not always have a formal leadership position. In 2021, about one in three (30.4%) PAs were in a formal or informal leadership role. These leadership activities had an effect on compensation, with PAs who worked at least 32 hours a week in […]
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Compensation and Cost of Living Vary by State

Home Compensation and Cost of Living Vary by State While it is generally true states with a higher cost of living enjoy higher compensation, this is not always the case. Some states with high compensation have an inflated cost of living, giving the dollar “less bang for the buck,” while others have a low cost […]
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PA Compensation Varies by Multiple Factors

Home PA Compensation Varies by Multiple Factors, Including COVID-19 In 2021, four in five full-time PAs (80.2%) reported that they were paid an annual base salary; 16.5% received an hourly wage, while 3.3% were paid based on productivity, either entirely or in combination with a guaranteed minimum base compensation (Figure 9). The median annual base […]
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PAs Work Everywhere

Home PAs Work Everywhere PAs practice across the U.S. performing everything from in-person consultations to telehealth visits. While PAs can be found in every state, some have much larger PA workforces in relation to the state population than others. Alaska, with 87.1 PAs per 100,000 people, Pennsylvania (78.7), Connecticut (74.2), New York (73.6), and South […]
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Who Are PAs?

Home Who Are PAs? PAs are medical professionals who are certified nationally and licensed within a state to practice medicine. PAs are in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in U.S. territories. PAs have been part of the American healthcare system for more than 50 years. Educated at the graduate […]
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Methodology

Home Methodology Data for 2022 AAPA Salary Report were collected via the 2022 AAPA Salary Survey between January 27 and March 7, 2022. The survey was open to all non-retired PAs (physician assistants/associates) in the United States (U.S.) via internet and social media. In addition, PAs were sent a link via email if AAPA had […]
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A Word From the CEO

Home A Word From the CEO Dear PAs and Future PAs, Professions across the country are starting to rebound from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, wages and salaries increased 4.5% across the private sector over the last year. Likewise, PAs saw gains in both salary and benefits in response […]
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Salary Report FAQs

Questions about the 2022 Salary Report? Check out this list of questions PAs often ask — and employers ask PAs — and the corresponding answers.