Average Salary for The Veterans Administration (United States) Employees

A salary of $72K annually is the median rate at The Veterans Administration (United States). The Veterans Administration (United States) paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and your city are also considered. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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The Veterans Administration (United States) typically pays:
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Employer: The Veterans Administration (United States)
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[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (29)
$53,484 - $84,000  
[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (29)
Salary$53,000 - $95,865  
Total Pay$53,484 - $84,000  
[+]Social Worker (13)
$41,217 - $86,870  
[+]Social Worker (13)
Salary$40,547 - $86,797  
Total Pay$41,217 - $86,870  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (11)
$32,681 - $53,271  
[+]Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (11)
Salary$29,162 - $55,362  
Total Pay$32,681 - $53,271  
[+]Physician Assistant (PA) (10)
$75,503 - $116,077  
[+]Physician Assistant (PA) (10)
Salary$71,772 - $122,245  
Total Pay$75,503 - $116,077  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 258

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The highest average salaries go to Psychiatrists, who bring in close to $186K per year, though Family Nurse Practitioners are not far behind at $97K along with Physician Assistants ($94K) and Nurse Case Managers (around $72K). Licensed Clinical Social Workers are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $61K.

Years of Experience

Average pay is about $71K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $53K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of The Veterans Administration (United States) folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average about $91K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $94K per year) can be spotted in Houston, Texas; San Diego, Calif. (approximately $93K), Chicago, Ill. ($93K), and Memphis, Tenn. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. Seattle, Wash. is near the bottom for pay at around $70K. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to $87K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Members earn approximately $187K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to American Nurses Credentialing Center Members with credentials; these people earn $102K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a medical degree; The Veterans Administration (United States) awards $134K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Family Practice in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $106K per year. Case Management is a popular skill in the The Veterans Administration (United States) workforce; around one in eight of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other top skills include Acute Care, Psychiatric, and Geriatrics.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 28 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. The Veterans Administration (United States) helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan, a company pension plan, and a 403(b) plan. The Veterans Administration (United States) provides health insurance to a large number of employees, and a strong majority of employees do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for The Veterans Administration (United States)


61 %
39 %
$36,909 - $94,354
$36,686 - $98,269
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 47 votes.
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