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In the comprehensive 2009 Report on Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants that was commissioned by the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and conducted by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), compensation and benefit data was collected and analyzed. Results are broken down by SEMPA members, non-members and total respondents. 

Salary Type | Income Levels | Compensation Type | Insurances & Professional Fees |
Annual Vacation Allotment | Annual CME Funding |
Annual Paid CME Time Off Allotment | Membership in Professional Societies


SALARY

Salary Type

As indicated by the table below, the majority of all respondents are compensated with hourly wages. However, a statistically significant difference is noted in the method of compensation between SEMPA members and non-members. Nearly 36% (35.38%) of SEMPA members are compensated by salary, as compared to 27.25% of non-members; 66.88% of non-members are compensated by hourly wage while 60.92% of SEMPA members are compensated in that manner. A larger percentage of SEMPA members are compensated by salary, and a larger percentage of non-members are paid by hourly wages.  

Salary Type

SEMPA

Non SEMPA

All Respondents

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Hourly Wage

198

60.92%

513

66.88%

711

65.11%

Salary

115

35.38%

209

27.25%

324

29.67%

Other

12

3.69%

45

5.87%

57

5.22%

Total

325

100%

767

100.00%

1092

100.00%

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Income Levels

As indicated by the table below, most EMPAs earn more than $90,000 annually.   

Salary Intervals

SEMPA

Non SEMPA

All Respondents

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Less  than $50,000

4

1.29%

18

2.52%

22

2.14%

$50,000-$59,000

4

1.29%

10

1.40%

14

1.36%

$60,000-$69,000

6

1.93%

10

1.40%

16

1.56%

$70,000-$79,000

31

9.97%

46

6.43%

77

7.50%

$80,000-$89,000

47

15.11%

109

15.24%

156

15.20%

$90,000-$99,000

72

23.15%

171

23.92%

243

23.68%

$100,000  or greater

147

47.27%

351

49.09%

498

48.54%

Total

311

100%

715

100%

1026

100%

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Compensation Type

Survey recipients were asked to provide information on any types of compensation they receive in addition to their base pay. There was no statistically significant relationship for the additional compensation types. The two most frequent responses provided by both SEMPA members and non-members were overtime and compensation for productivity/performance.

Compensation Type

SEMPA

Non SEMPA

All Respondents

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Surgical Assist Fee

1

0.26%

5

0.63%

6

0.51%

Overtime

163

43.12%

358

44.86%

521

44.30%

Administrative Pay

58

15.34%

112

14.04%

170

14.46%

On Call Services Pay

21

5.55%

39

4.89%

60

5.10%

Compensation on Productivity/
Performance

126

33.33%

277

34.71%

403

34.27%

Supervision of EMT Crews

9

2.38%

7

0.88%

16

1.36%

Total

378

100%

798

100.00%

1176

100.00%

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Benefits

Insurances & Professional Fees

The following tables provide EMPA data results for insurance and professional fees. 

 

SEMPA

 

All

Partial

Some

 

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Professional Liability

320

17.03%

5

0.50%

3

0.29%

Individual Health

141

7.50%

139

13.79%

48

4.58%

Family Health

90

4.79%

162

16.07%

76

7.24%

Dental

93

4.95%

137

13.59%

98

9.34%

Disability

145

7.72%

94

9.33%

89

8.48%

Term life

144

7.66%

79

7.84%

105

10.01%

Pension Retirement

97

5.16%

178

17.66%

53

5.05%

State License

196

10.43%

26

2.58%

106

10.10%

DEA Fees

208

11.07%

22

2.18%

98

9.34%

NCCPA

180

9.58%

31

3.08%

117

11.15%

Professional Organization

161

8.57%

53

5.26%

114

10.87%

Medical Publication

104

5.53%

82

8.13%

142

13.54%

Total

1879

100.00%

1008

100.00%

1049

100.00%

 

Non SEMPA

 

All

Partial

Some

 

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Professional Liability

753

17.89%

4

0.20%

11

0.36%

Individual Health

335

7.96%

281

14.16%

152

5.03%

Family Health

200

4.75%

325

16.38%

243

8.04%

Dental

218

5.18%

279

14.06%

271

8.96%

Disability

276

6.56%

197

9.93%

295

9.76%

Term life

244

5.80%

186

9.38%

338

11.18%

Pension Retirement

214

5.09%

387

19.51%

167

5.52%

State License

462

10.98%

45

2.27%

261

8.63%

DEA Fees

476

11.31%

38

1.92%

254

8.40%

NCCPA

410

9.74%

44

2.22%

314

10.38%

Professional Organization

371

8.82%

67

3.38%

330

10.91%

Medical Publication

249

5.92%

131

6.60%

388

12.83%

Total

4208

100.00%

1984

100.00%

3024

100.00%

 

All Respondents

Partial

Some

 

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Professional Liability

1073

17.63%

9

0.30%

14

0.34%

Individual Health

476

7.82%

420

14.04%

200

4.91%

Family Health

290

4.76%

487

16.28%

319

7.83%

Dental

311

5.11%

416

13.90%

369

9.06%

Disability

421

6.92%

291

9.73%

384

9.43%

Term life

388

6.37%

265

8.86%

443

10.88%

Pension Retirement

311

5.11%

565

18.88%

220

5.40%

State License

658

10.81%

71

2.37%

367

9.01%

DEA Fees

684

11.24%

60

2.01%

352

8.64%

NCCPA

590

9.69%

75

2.51%

431

10.58%

Professional Organization

532

8.74%

120

4.01%

444

10.90%

Medical Publication

353

5.80%

213

7.12%

530

13.01%

Total

6087

100.00%

2992

100.00%

4073

100.00%

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Annual Vacation Allotment

The following table provides EMPA data results for annual vacation allotment.

Vacation Time

SEMPA

Non SEMPA

All Respondents

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

1 week

10

3.06%

17

2.21%

27

2.47%

2 weeks

50

15.29%

124

16.15%

174

15.89%

3 weeks

43

13.15%

114

14.84%

157

14.34%

4 weeks

76

23.24%

168

21.88%

244

22.29%

5 weeks

34

10.40%

67

8.72%

101

9.22%

6 weeks

19

5.81%

31

4.04%

50

4.57%

Greater than  6 weeks

12

3.67%

20

2.60%

32

2.92%

None

83

25.38%

227

29.56%

310

28.31%

Total

327

100%

768

100%

1095

100%

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Annual CME Funding 

The following table provides EMPA data results for annual CME funding. 

CME Benefit

SEMPA

Non SEMPA

All Respondents

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Less than $500

3

0.92%

23

2.99%

26

2.37%

$500-$999

18

5.50%

67

8.72%

85

7.76%

$1000-$2000

162

49.54%

366

47.66%

528

48.22%

Greater than $2000

106

32.41%

174

22.66%

280

25.57%

None

38

11.62%

138

17.97%

176

16.07%

Total

327

100%

768

100%

1095

100%

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Annual Paid CME Time Off Allotment

The following tableprovides EMPA data results for annual paid CME time off allotment. 

Time

SEMPA

Non SEMPA

All Respondents

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

1 week

148

45.12%

330

42.97%

478

43.61%

2 weeks

25

7.62%

42

5.47%

67

6.11%

Greater than 2 weeks

7

2.13%

9

1.17%

16

1.46%

None

148

45.12%

387

50.39%

535

48.81%

Total

328

100.00%

768

100.00%

1096

100.00%

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Membership in Professional Societies

The following tableprovides EMPA data results for membership in professional societies.

Organization

SEMPA

Non SEMPA

All Respondents

 

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

Frequency

Percent

AAPA

263

49.91%

448

43.45%

711

45.64%

State PA

222

42.13%

308

29.87%

530

34.02%

None

6

1.14%

213

20.66%

219

14.06%

Other

36

6.83%

62

6.01%

98

6.29%

Total

527

100.00%

1031

100.00%

1558

100.00%

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