Wound Care PA Salary Guide

Do you know how much wound care physician assistants (PAs) make? And how does the salary for wound care PAs compare across states and between perm and temp work? Let’s get started!

Discover our wound care PA salary guide to find:

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

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NP salary guide

How Much Do Wound Care 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 wound care PAs.

How Much Do Locum Tenens Wound Care PAs Make?

Locum tenens PAs can make upwards of $100 per hour on average, however, there are many factors that impact rates including specialty, 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 $208,000. 

That means locum tenens PA can make up to 65% more than the average provider, depending on this specialty. However, making direct salary comparisons can be complicated. While perm PAs are more likely to be salaried, locum tenens PAs are independent contractors earning an hourly rate, which can vary based on which assignments they take in a year. 

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

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

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. That said, the top 5 highest paying states for PA salaries include:

  • 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 can provide insight into the possible highest paying states for wound care PA salaries.

How Do Wound Care PA Salaries Compare Against Other PA Specialties?

Wound care PAs were not featured on the  American Associates of Physician Associates highest paying specialties 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 Wound Care 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 Wound Care 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.



Don’t worry! Barton Associates will handle licensing, credentialing, and travel arrangements before you arrive.

Your Barton rep will also work with your new facility to ensure you’re set up and ready to go on day one.


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