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Physician Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Physician Assistant"

How much does a Physician Assistant in the federal government get paid? $62,989.20* *Based on the 2021 average.

Physician Assistant was the 83rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 3,057 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Physician Assistant, with an average salary of $47,649.

Agencies that have hired a Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Physician Assistant is $62,989.20. The highest paid Physician Assistant made $172,500 in 2021.

Common Physician Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Physician Assistant Employees
VN - Nursing 2,461
GS - General Schedule 359
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 235
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 1
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 1

Average Physician Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Physician Assistant was $71,999. Since then, the average pay has decreased to $62,989 in 2021.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0603.

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