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2023 AAPA Salary Survey

Welcome to the 2023 AAPA Salary Survey!

Welcome to the 2023 AAPA Salary Survey!

When it comes to negotiating for better pay and benefits, it’s important to know where you stand. By taking the 2023 AAPA Salary Survey, you are providing the data that will help PAs advocate for the salary and benefits they deserve—based on national, regional and state salary data, broken out by specialty and subspecialty, practice setting, years of experience and more. You do not have to be a clinically practicing PA to take the survey. 

The 2023 AAPA Salary Survey is open to any PA who worked as a clinician, educator, researcher, or administrator in 2022.

Everyone who completes the 2023 AAPA Salary Survey, including nonmembers, will receive a FREE summary report of national-level PA compensation data (the 2023 AAPA Salary Report: National Summary), available this summer.

Data from this survey will be used to produce the annual AAPA Salary Report and the AAPA Salary Report: National Summary, which provide information about PA salary and benefits information for contract negotiation, including paid days off, professional development and expenses covered by employers, as well as vital data for state and federal legislative action, development of CME, scholarly publications and presentations, and understanding PA needs. These data help show the real value of PAs, and are used extensively by PAs, state organizations, AAPA, employers and others. 

Participation in this survey is voluntary. If you feel uncomfortable with a question, most questions have an option to select "I prefer not to answer" or skip a question. You may also withdraw from participation at any time. Your responses will be kept confidential and will not affect your membership or future interactions with AAPA. Basic demographic information (gender, race, ethnicity, specialty, setting, employer, role, state, year of graduation, age) may be used to update your AAPA profile, but no compensation or benefits data will be tied to your member record. Survey data will be stored on a secure network at AAPA and reported only as aggregate statistics. Deidentified information or datasets may be released to researchers and policymakers solely for the purpose of research, in accordance with U.S. privacy laws. No individual survey participant will be identified. 

If you have questions at any point during the survey, please contact the AAPA Research team at [email protected] 
The 2023 AAPA Salary Survey should take no more than 15 minutes! You can even save your work and return later if you are limited on time now.  Your responses will help the whole profession, including soon-to-graduate PA students. 

All US-based PAs who complete the survey by February 28, 2023, will be automatically entered in a drawing to win one of 40 $25 e-gift cards. Odds of winning vary by number of respondents. No purchase necessary; void where prohibited. The drawing will take place no later than 30 days after the survey closes, and winners will be notified within two weeks of that date. For a list of winners, contact us by email at [email protected]
1. Do you want to make compensation and benefits for the profession more transparent?  *This question is required.By selecting "yes" you are consenting to participate in this research.
What is your email and AAPA ID (even nonmembers have one)? We don't use this to tie your identity to your salary, it is to prevent duplicate responses. You can find your AAPA ID in your profile at or call us at 703-836-2272 Option 1. 

Everyone who completes the survey, including non-members of AAPA, will need to input this information to receive your FREE summary report of national-level PA compensation data this summer, and have an up-to-date email connected to your AAPA profile. *This question is required.
If you are a PA who is out of work, you should still select "PA" unless you are retired. If you are a PA who is working in education, administration, or clinical trials/research or if you have a PA degree, you should still select PA. We will ask about your role in a moment.
Your primary role is the role you spend the most time in as a PA. For example, if you are an educator and you spend one day a week in the clinic, you would select educator. 
In 2022, were you impacted by any of the following? *This question is required.
Rest assured, we still want to learn more about your compensation and benefits as well as other experiences as a PA this year.
In the prior calendar year, were you clinically practicing, at least some of the time? *This question is required.
For example, if you held 3 jobs in 2022, but for half of the year you held 2 jobs simultaneously and the other half of the year you held one job that was different, enter 2.