Who earns what at the doctor's office?

December 12, 2013 Updated Dec 12, 2013 at 9:43 AM EDT

By Elizabeth Carey

December 12, 2013 Updated Dec 12, 2013 at 9:43 AM EDT

The role of physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses is shifting at private practices as they take on a team based approach to care.

That's the focus of a report in this week's Business First.

Amherst accounting firm, Lougen Valenti Bookbinder & Weintraub, has published a new survey aimed at helping physician practices determine salaries and benefits for employees.
The 2013 survey includes salary and wage data for clinical and administrative staffers, as well as data on health insurance, employer-funded retirement plans and paid time off.

Researchers say the median salary for physician assistants is $78,500, while nurse practitioners are at $73,500 and RNs are at $62,500.

They say, for the most part, these salareis are not anywhere near what a physician makes.

The accounting firm hopes that area offices use this as a tool to see if they are offering competitive salaries.

You can get more salaries and details in this week's Business First.