When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $91K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; Boston, Mass. ($90K), Hartford, Conn. (approximately $87K), and Minneapolis, Minn. ($85K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Orlando, Fla.; in fact, at around $56K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across OptumHealth, Inc.'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Connecticut earn the most, taking home $89K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $81K annually. Overall, the greater share of OptumHealth, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $70K per year.
Senior Systems Analysts rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $89K annually; Healthcare Consultants come in second with average earnings amounting to $86K, while Data Analysts and Senior Business Analysts rank near the top as well (about $80K and $76K, respectively). On the lower end are Software Developers at $69K on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $114K per year for American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; non-accredited workers make much less. On average, salaries rise to $113K annually for accredited Project Management Certificate Holders. OptumHealth, Inc. compensates Master of Computer Science (MCS)-holders the most at about $110K per year.
Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $84K annually. Data Analysis is a popular skill among OptumHealth, Inc. workers, with approximately one-sixth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Three more common skills are SQL, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
Most employees report contributing to a 401(k). Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a large number of survey participants, and most survey participants report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other advantages of working at OptumHealth, Inc. are a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, a casual working environment, and optional telecommute / work from home.