How much does a Certified Physician Assistant (PA) -Surgical make in the United States? The average Certified Physician Assistant (PA) -Surgical salary in the United States is $119,600 as of June 28, 2021, but the range typically falls between $105,900 and $131,700. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $105,900 10% $93,427 90% $142,716 75% $131,700 $119,600 50%(Median)
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The Certified Physician Assistant (PA) -Surgical completes pre-op tasks including physical examinations and recording health history. Under the direction of physician, performs first assistant surgical duties, including tissue retraction and suturing. Being a Certified Physician Assistant (PA) -Surgical participates in daily patient rounds, writes progress notes, conducts patient education, writes prescriptions, and prepares discharge summaries. Orders appropriate laboratory and radiographic tests. In addition, Certified Physician Assistant (PA) -Surgical requires completion of the PANCE exam administered by National Commission of the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Requires a master's degree of Health Sciences for Physician Assistants or related. Typically reports to a physician. Requires Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C). Requires State license to practice. Certified Physician Assistant (PA) -Surgical's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2021

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