Average Salary for The Veterans Administration (United States) Employees

The average employee at The Veterans Administration (United States) takes home $72K per year. What you do at the company plays the largest role in compensation at The Veterans Administration (United States), but geography and your experience level affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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The Veterans Administration (United States) typically pays:
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Employer: The Veterans Administration (United States)
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (22)
$54,128 - $93,957  
[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (22)
Salary$51,456 - $97,959  
Total Pay$54,128 - $93,957  
[+]Social Worker (12)
$40,851 - $87,595  
[+]Social Worker (12)
Salary$40,268 - $87,410  
Total Pay$40,851 - $87,595  
[+]Physician Assistant (PA) (7)
$71,239 - $130,411  
[+]Physician Assistant (PA) (7)
Salary$72,711 - $125,628  
Total Pay$71,239 - $130,411  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (6)
$28,374 - $51,661  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (6)
Total Pay$28,374 - $51,661  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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About This Company

Veteran's Administration

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Psychiatrists rake in the most money, with average earnings of $196K; Family Nurse Practitioners come in second with typical earnings amounting to about $97K, while Physician Assistants and Social Workers rank near the top as well (around $96K and $72K, respectively). Earning only approximately $51K, Licensed Clinical Social Workers make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($120K annually) can be spotted in Orlando; San Diego ($107K), Chicago (approximately $90K), and Seattle (about $70K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Rochester at $41K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to around $90K per year.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay generally amounts to $71K. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $50K. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home $89K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

American Board of Internal Medicine Members have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $180K. Becoming an American Nurses Credentialing Center Member can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $103K. The Veterans Administration (United States) provides the highest financial reward to those with a medical degree — these employees rake in $134K per year.


Employees who count Family Practice among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $98K. Acute Care is a popular skill in the The Veterans Administration (United States) workforce; less than ten percent of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Three more common skills are Case Management, Psychiatric, and Counseling.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one in three workers. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at The Veterans Administration (United States), including a 401(k) plan, a company pension plan, and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a strong majority of workers, and for a fair portion of workers, dental coverage is too. Other privileges include life insurance and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for The Veterans Administration (United States)


60 %
40 %
$38,392 - $95,830
$37,945 - $102,647
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

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