Average Salary for The Veterans Administration (United States) Employees

The average The Veterans Administration (United States) employee earns $69K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at The Veterans Administration (United States) fluctuate depending on your job title; how long you've been working and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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The highest paychecks go to Psychiatrists, who earn an average $188K per year, closely trailed by Family Nurse Practitioners ($96K), Physician Assistants ($92K), and Registered Nurses (about $67K). Licensed Practical Nurses are among the lowest paid at a median salary of around $42K.

Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make approximately $59K annually on average. Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $70K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (30 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $84K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K per year) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Washington, DC ($73K), Memphis, Tenn. (about $68K), and Orlando, Fla. (around $66K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Atlanta, Ga.; in fact, at approximately $58K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is about $75K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $188K per year for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Members, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a Licensed Psychologist can certainly pay off here; those folks make $101K on average. At The Veterans Administration (United States), employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at around $178K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Family Practice; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $115K annually. A relatively widespread skill at The Veterans Administration (United States) is Case Management; about one in eight of employees use it for work. Acute Care, Psychiatric, and Geriatrics round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 23 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A large number of employees have health insurance, and benefits for the larger part of respondents also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

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