Salary Survey

2016 JOPA Salary and Call Survey Report

The 2016 JOPA Salary and Call Survey Report includes responses from 320 Physician Assistants (PAs) who practice full time in orthopaedic surgery. In addition to providing comprehensive salary data, this year’s report expands on clinical productivity and factors influencing job satisfaction. PAs working in orthopaedics are overwhelmingly satisfied with their jobs, pay, and benefits. Two-thirds believe they are compensated fairly and more than nine in 10 would recommend the job to others. The average salary reported is $113,000, with the range extending from $70,000 to $190,000. The West is a clear leader in terms of average base salaries regionally. North- and Southeastern regions take second and third places, followed by Southwest then Midwest. PAs saw average base salaries rise 2.2% over 2015, though 37% received no increases. PAs working longer hours earn more, on average, but perhaps not enough to justify all the extra time.

If you would like to view the complete results of the study, please click here to download the Executive Brief.

SALARIES BY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE — PERCENTILES
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 25th 50th 75th 90th AVG #RESPONDING
0-2 YEARS$91,000$99,000$105,500$111,000$98,00036
3-5 YEARS$90,000$100,000$109,500$125,500$103,00059
6-10 YEARS$100,000$110,000$120,000$141,000$113,00085
10+ YEARS$107,000$121,500$135,000$152,000$123,000116