Physician Assistant Salary in Pennsylvania - PA

Pennsylvania Physician Assistant Salaries

Physician assistants in Philadelphia tend to earn higher salaries than PAs in the rest of the state.  This is probably due to a greater demand for health care professionals in the inner city.  Overall, the average physician assistant salary in Pennsylvania has increased steadily by 3.5% annually over the past ten years.  In 2008, the average annual physician assistant salary in Pennsylvania was just over $68,000, which is about 35% higher than it was in 1999.

  • Allentown:  $75,000
  • Bethlehem:  $76,000
  • Erie:  $74,000
  • Philadelphia:  $82,000
  • Pittsburgh:  $75,000
  • Reading:  $75,000
  • Scranton:  $57,000


Physician Assistant Associations in Pennsylvania

For physician assistants in Pennsylvania, Information about continuing medical education credits can be found at either the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistant’s (PSPA) website or the American Academy of Physician Assistant’s (AAPA) website.  Contact information for both is given below.

Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants (PSPA)
PO Box 128
Greensburg, PA  15601
Tel: (724) 836-6411
Fax: (724) 836-4449

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
950 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1552
Tel: (703) 836-2272
Fax: (703) 684-1924

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
12000 Findley Road, Suite 200
Duluth, GA 30097
Tel: (678) 417-8100
Fax: (678) 417-8135


The PSPA has a lot of general information that may be useful to PAs in Pennsylvania.  They have a career center, a government advocacy page, and information for students, as well as schedules for regular meetings and conferences.  The annual membership fee for the PSPA is $30 for students and $100 for members of the AAPA that also live in Pennsylvania.

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