The 2018 median total compensation of full-time female PAs was $13,380 less than for males. Full-time female PAs were also less likely than male PAs to receive a bonus. These disparities are present in every specialty for all levels of experience.
When you get a request to complete an AAPA survey, remember – the results are critical to the future of the PA profession. Our research is used to advocate on behalf of PAs, promote career growth, and further professional advancement. We need your survey responses!
AAPA’s Commission on Research and Strategic Initiatives has provided an updated framework for developing a research agenda aligned with priorities of the changing profession. Researchers should consider themes like the value of PAs, PA workforce, PA role and practice, and PA education.
Demand for PAs is growing and, with it, PA salaries. Most PAs already enjoy salaries in the six-figure range, with some of them earning as much as $138,000 or more in base salary. Still, it’s important to ask: What are the factors that affect PA salary?
Do you have what it takes to be an AAPA-PAEA Research Fellow? Find out more about the program and learn about how you can make your application stronger. AAPA/PAEA will select up to three Fellows for 2019.
More than one in seven PAs are nearing retirement. AAPA Research indicates that PAs are retiring earlier and, compared to PAs under age 55, those nearing retirement more commonly practice in primary care and in non-metropolitan/completely rural areas.
Diabetes, often complicated by other medical conditions, demands high-quality care and management. PAs play a vital role in care and management for patients with diabetes; nearly 87% of PAs surveyed see patients with this diagnosis.
PAs employed by hospitals comprise 34.9% of PAs in the profession. Academic medical centers are the most common hospital employer, with nearly half (46.4%) of hospital-employed respondents working for them.