Occupational Medicine PA Salary Guide

Ever wonder how much occupational medicine PAs make? And how does the salary for occupational medicine PAs compare across states and between perm and temp work? Let’s get started!

Explore our occupational medicine PA salary guide to discover:

  • Occupational Medicine PA Salary
  • PA Salary by State
  • How Do Occupational Medicine PA Salaries Compare Against Other PA Specialties?
  • How Much Will Occupational Medicine PAs Make in 2024?

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How Much Do Occupational Medicine PA Make?

The average annual PA salary is $126,010 per year in the U.S., according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, PAs make a total of $134,000 per year, according to Medscape’s 2023 physician assistant compensation report.  

This data represents PAs as a whole and can provide an estimate of the annual compensation for occupational medicine PAs. 

How Much Do Locum Tenens Occupational Medicine PAs Make?

Locum tenens occupational medicine PAs can make upwards of $77 per hour on average, however, there are many factors that impact rates including location, years of experience, and the level of demand.

If you were to extrapolate that rate over a year (at 40 hours per week), the average locum salary comes out to around $160,160

That means locum tenens occupational medicine PAs can make up to 27% more than the average provider. However, making direct salary comparisons can be complicated. While perm occupational medicine PAs are more likely to be salaried, locum tenens occupational medicine PAs are independent contractors earning an hourly rate, which can vary based on which assignments they take in a year. 

Furthermore, because locum tenens occupational medicine PAs are paid by the hour, the hours they work are directly reflected in their pay, while a salaried occupational medicine PAs additional hours may not be reflected in their salary.

Finally, paid time off and insurance may be reflected in the perm occupational medicine PAs salary structure, but locum tenens providers do have options when it comes to health insurance

Occupational Medicine PA Salary by State

The most recent state breakdown of PA salaries comes from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, though the BLS was not able to collect enough data for all 50 states. While the BLS did not report on occupational medicine PAs specifically,  the top 5 highest paying states for PAs salary are:

  • Alaska (PA Salary of $131,340- $145,390) 
  • California (PA Salary of $131,340- $145,390) 
  • Connecticut (PA Salary of $131,340- $145,390) 
  • Nevada (PA Salary of $131,340- $145,390) 
  • Washington (PA Salary of $131,340- $145,390) 

This data can provide insight on the possible highest paying states for occupational medicine PAs.

How Do Occupational Medicine PA Salaries Compare Against Other PA Specialties?

The American Associates of Physician Associates ranked occupational medicine PAs within the top 5 of the highest paying specialties in their PA salary report. The top five highest earning specialties (cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgery, dermatology, emergency medicine, occupational, medicine, and critical care) earned up to $152,000 in annual compensation.

How Much Will Occupational Medicine PAs Make in 2024?

The average PA salary increased by 4% from 2022 to 2023. Based on this information, family practice PAs can expect to make $139,360 in annual compensation in 2024. Also, Medscape reports that 59% of PAs had an increase in their annual salaries from the previous year, indicating occupational medicine PA salaries will continue to rise in the future.

Find Your Next Occupational Medicine PA Job with Barton

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We’ll schedule a phone consultation with a Barton Associates team member to discuss your interests, goals, and work history in order to get a sense of what you’re looking for in your next job.

Your Barton team will then go to work, compiling a list of open jobs in our extensive network that match your interests and skill set.



Once you’ve had a chance to evaluate your list of opportunities, your Barton rep will submit your information to facility you want to take an assignment at.

If there’s a match, we’ll work with the client manager on next steps.



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