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Table 3 Wage gap analysis: comparing annual base faculty salary with income of a certified PA in clinical practice

From: Assessing demand for doctoral-prepared PA faculty: a five-year longitudinal study

PA position Mean Median ∑of future cash flows
Certified PA in clinical practice $113,186 $105,000 $11,400,652
Certified PA-faculty $99,819 $97,000 $10,532,031
Certified PA-Program director $134,306 $131,000 $14,223,670
PA-faculty with Doctoral degree $106,203 $103,000 $11,183,497
PA-Program Director with Doctoral degree $142,215 $140,000 $15,200,869
Wage Gap between clinical and academic PA ($13,367) ($8,000) ($868,621)
Gap between clinical & academic PA + a doctoral degree ($6983) ($2,000) ($217,155)