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I've just received an offer from an independent clinic that includes a base salary + productivity bonus. When asking about what that bonus may add, HR said one experienced PA has pulled in $40k more. I asked for how this number is calculated and was told, "RVU calculations are taken from the standard CMS format."

 

Despite looking online for examples, I'm not sure what this means practically. I am a new grad, so I understand my focus will be on learning and not productivity for at least the first 6-12 months. But, being reasonable for my first year, should I expect this to bring in an extra $500? $5k? $15k? I have no idea how much this may influence my salary and would love any guidance or perspective you all may have.

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I understand I should never count on productivity when budgeting. Does productivity only count after seeing x number of patients? Or does it count per patient, regardless? Should new grads expect this number to be 0 for the first year?

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I just did the wise thing and referred to the AAPA 2015 Salary Report and found the following:

Family med w/ 0-1 years experience

10th percentile = $72k base + $400 bonus

50th percentile = $80.5 base + $4k bonus

90th percentile = $95,680 base + $11k bonus

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