Senior Management Consultants rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $125K per year; Senior Systems Analysts come in second with average earnings amounting to $90K, while Product Managers of Healthcare and Nurse Case Managers rank near the top as well ($75K and approximately $74K, respectively). OptumHealth, Inc. hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Operations Managers ($56K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $99K annually) can be spotted in Hartford, Conn.; Atlanta, Ga. ($97K), Minneapolis, Minn. (about $92K), and Minnetonka, Minn. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Orlando, Fla. — at around $61K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. Within the firm, employees working in Connecticut take home the most — $96K per year on average.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach approximately $66K annually. Average pay is $83K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $87K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Board Certifieds receive bigger paychecks ($105K per year) than those without credentials. Earning an American Nurses Credentialing Center Member certification garners significant financial rewards of approximately $97K annually on average. Regarding salaries and education, OptumHealth, Inc. pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — $82K.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Geriatrics; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $94K per year. A garden variety skill at OptumHealth, Inc. is Project Management; approximately one in six of OptumHealth, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Other top skills include Business Analysis, Data Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
A 401(k) program is available, and most workers use it to save for retirement. Most employees can count on health insurance, and a large number of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. OptumHealth, Inc. also dishes out privileges such as a stock purchase plan, optional telecommute / work from home, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.