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Wage Parity for PAs Remains a Goal in 2019

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.
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One Easy Way You Can Influence the Future of the PA Profession

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!
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Conduct Research to Show Impact of PA Profession on Health Outcomes

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.
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The Top 5 Factors Impacting PA Salaries

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?

ISO: PAs with a Passion for Learning

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.

Thinking About Retirement? You’ve Got Company.

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.

Everything You Want to Know About Hospital-Employed PAs

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.