Senior Management Consultants rake in the most money, with average earnings of around $125K annually; Family Nurse Practitioners come in second with average earnings amounting to $97K, while IT Senior Project Managers and Senior Business Analysts rank near the top as well ($96K and about $76K, respectively). Financial compensation for Quality Managers is rather low — on average only $53K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $101K per year) can be spotted in Hartford, Conn.; Atlanta, Ga. ($100K), Minneapolis, Minn. (approximately $91K), and Rocky Hill, Conn. ($83K) are the next top-paying cities. Boston, Mass. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging around $63K. By state, OptumHealth, Inc. employees make the most in Connecticut, earning about $97K annually on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $85K per year. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $63K annually. The largest fraction of OptumHealth, Inc. people (31 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $90K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Advanced Practice Registered Nurse-Board Certifieds, who make $105K annually. Acquiring certification to be a IBM Certified Database Associate -- DB2 Fundamentals is rewarded with median pay of about $99K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Business Administration (MBA); OptumHealth, Inc. awards $82K to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Microsoft SQL Server in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $90K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at OptumHealth, Inc. is Project Management, with slightly less than one-fifth considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to know Data Analysis, Business Analysis, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
A large number of employees save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Most respondents report having health insurance, and most employees report having dental coverage. OptumHealth, Inc. folks also make good use of a stock purchase plan, life insurance, optional telecommute / work from home, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.