Average Salary for The Veterans Administration (United States) Employees

An average The Veterans Administration (United States) employee can expect to make $71K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for The Veterans Administration (United States) employees is your job title, though your experience level and where you live play a role as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Psychiatrists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $184K annually on average; Family Nurse Practitioners are next on the list, bringing in close to $95K, followed by Physician Assistants earning about $94K and Nurse Case Managers making around $72K. Licensed Practical Nurses are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $40K.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $70K per year on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $59K annually. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of $88K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $81K annually) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; San Diego, Calif. ($80K), Chicago, Ill. (approximately $78K), and Memphis, Tenn. (about $77K) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Seattle, Wash. — at $70K, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average The Veterans Administration (United States) employee makes around $81K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $185K annually for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Members, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. On average, salaries rise to about $180K per year for accredited American Board of Internal Medicine Members. It pays to have a medical degree at The Veterans Administration (United States) — these employees make the most at $134K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Internal Medicine; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $114K per year. A common skill in The Veterans Administration (United States)'s work force is Case Management; nearly one in eight of survey participants report using it on the job. Key skills also include Acute Care, Psychiatric, and Family Practice.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one in four survey participants. The Veterans Administration (United States) workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Most respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of employees also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

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