The highest average salaries go to Clinical Psychologists, who bring in close to $274K annually, though Handymans are not far behind at $52K along with Maids or Housekeepers (about $38K) and Housekeepers ($32K). Certified Nurse Assistants make an average around $24K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Atlanta, Ga. — at approximately $52K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, Washington offers the highest pay at around $104K per year.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $32K annually. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $42K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Self-Employed employees (36 percent) have 20 years or more of experience and earn $75K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Psychologists earn $281K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The best paid folks at Self-Employed have a Doctorate (PhD), earning approximately $255K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Counseling; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $185K per year. Elder Care is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; approximately one in ten of Self-Employed's people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Home Health/Home Care, Project Management, and Adobe Photoshop as well.
Benefits and Perks
Less than ten percent of workers save for retirement through Self-Employed's 401(k) plan. Roughly one in seven workers receive health insurance, and less than ten percent of workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, flexible hours, none (contract-based), a subsidized cell phone, free drinks, and optional telecommute / work from home.