Salary & Practice Report


The Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) and the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) have released the PAs Practicing in Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care: 2021 Survey Results. The report provides comprehensive data on professional benefits and compensation;  education and training; tasks performed; attributes of positions; patient cases seen; and other important factors for being a Certified PA in emergency medicine and urgent care.

More than 16,000 Certified PAs practice in emergency medicine and urgent care, and this report comprises the most comprehensive source of nationwide data on PAs working in these practice areas.

“The vast data provided in this report provides important information that can be used by policy makers, employers, PAs, and others,” said NCCPA President and CEO Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D., PA-C. “It demonstrates the contributions PAs working in emergency medicine and urgent care make, as well as highlights the non-clinical aspects such as the training, compensation, and benefits PAs receive in their current role.”

Philip DaVisio, DMSc, CAQ-EM, PA-C, president of SEMPA, added, “We were pleased to collaborate with NCCPA on what we believe is the most in depth report on Certified PAs practicing in Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care, especially during the pandemic, when these frontline PAs continue to be so vital to providing care for patients. This report provides a complete picture of PAs working in these practice disciplines.”

Click here or on the PDF icon above to download the report.