Average Salary of Physician Assistants

With increased salary comes increased responsibility, leading to an increase of risk in being held liable for medical malpractice. The cost of having your own PA malpractice insurance is nothing compared to the impact a claim can have on your personal assets.

As you look to expand your career, and grow your future, evaluate the below list for your goal salary or use this data to help inform salary negotiations. Whether you’re a physician assistant student looking ahead to the future, or a professional looking to move up the pay scale into another position, its important to know this basic information. CM&F’s PA liability insurance policies support and cover physician assistant professionals of all education levels.

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Physician Assistant Salary Guide

Salaries provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

Industry or Specialty FieldAverage Salary

Offices of Physicians


Outpatient Care Centers


Scientific Research & Development


General Medical & Surgical Hospitals


Offices of Other Healthcare Practitioners


PA needing malpractice insurance

CM&F encourages aspiring physician assistants looking to advance their career through additional education by providing comprehensive physician assistant malpractice insurance. CM&F’s malpractice insurance for physician assistants is designed to protect you 24/7 wherever you go, with whomever you are working. The policy is your own. So, if you are studying, you are protected with physician assistant student malpractice insurance. When you go to your daytime or weekend job as a nurse practitioner, you are protected.

Contact our client services team to find out more details about physician assistant liability insurance or physician assistant student liability insurance coverage.

The CM&F Advantage

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CM&F was founded over a century ago. Through up and down markets, CM&F’s dedication to physician assistants has never wavered. CM&F remains committed to making it easy and cost effective to secure vital professional insurance coverage with:
  • A++ Rated Physician Assistant (PA) Liability Insurance Products
  • Outstanding Customer Service with a Direct Contact Line
  • Superior Claims Management
  • Fast Automated Application Process
  • 24/7 Access to Your Personal Online Document Archive

Resources for Physician Assistants

At CM&F, we believe in the importance of a lifelong relationship, and in order to build that we are dedicated to being an educational resource for PAs. To accomplish this we have compiled a vast amount of information from salary figures, to career growth opportunities, and even blog posts written by fellow healthcare professionals.

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