Physician Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Physician Assistant"How much does a Physician Assistant in the federal government get paid? $96,806.37* *Based on the 2016 average.
Physician Assistant was the 87th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 2,912 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.
In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Physician Assistant, with an average salary of $99,169.
Agencies that have hired a Physician Assistant
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||2,272||$99,168.64|
|Office Secretary Health and Human Services||209||$62,113.17|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||177||$84,499.13|
|Indian Health Service||82||$90,292.38|
|National Institutes of Health||16||$108,489.25|
|U.S. Coast Guard||6||$99,905.00|
|Food and Drug Administration||2||$132,128.00|
|Federal Aviation Administration||2||$100,712.50|
|Federal Bureau of Investigation||1||$125,213.00|
|Program Support Center||1||$94,203.00|
|Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust)||1||$102,932.00|
Physician Assistant Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Physician Assistant is $96,806.37. The highest paid Physician Assistant made $153,606 in 2016.
Common Physician Assistant Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Physician Assistant Employees|
|VN - Nursing||2,079|
|GS - General Schedule||447|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||380|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||2|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||2|
|GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate||1|
|SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified||1|
Average Physician Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for a Physician Assistant was $71,999. Since then, the average pay has increased to $96,806 in 2016.
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