I am a new graduate in the northern VA/MD area (DC suburbs) and completed a 4 week derm rotation during clinicals. I received an offer recently and want to see how it compares to other derm PAs, and what I should negotiate for... Based on the recent AAPA salary report, a PA with 0-1 years of experience makes $90,000 in the 75% and $100,000 in the 90%, not including bonus. I would expect this area to make in 90% since it serves several of the "richest counties in the U.S."
78,000 base salary, reassessed after 5 months and again at one year (will shadow for first ~3 months)
5 days per week, 9-5
Bonus- 20% after 300,000 generated
eligibility for health insurance after 3 months
$3000 CME annually
License fees paid
$50 tax free cell phone/month
3 week paid vacation--- including sick/vacation/CME
Noncompete for 2 years after employment of 5 mile radius
Payment of your employer taxes and malpractice insurance premiums by the practice.
To compare, I recently got offered a family med offer also, paying $78,000 for first 3 months, then $80,000 with $2,000 CME, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week CME, 6 days sick leave, employer contributed health insurance, and covered dental insurance...
I know the salary is low, based on the area, even if I am shadowing/training for first few months. What should I renegotiate? I really want to work in dermatology and know that I need the experience to break into the field.