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Average Salary for The Veterans Administration (United States) Employees

Employees at The Veterans Administration (United States) make $72K per year on average. The Veterans Administration (United States) paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your experience level and geography are also considered. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Psychiatrists rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $186K annually; Family Nurse Practitioners come in second with average earnings amounting to around $95K, while Physician Assistants and Nurse Case Managers rank near the top as well ($94K and $72K, respectively). Licensed Practical Nurses make an average about $40K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $72K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $51K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $91K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $98K annually) can be spotted in Orlando, Fla.; San Diego, Calif. (around $93K), Chicago, Ill. ($90K), and Boston, Mass. (about $83K) are the next top-paying cities. Seattle, Wash. is near the bottom for pay at around $70K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of California pays The Veterans Administration (United States) the most — about $90K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $187K annually for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Members; non-accredited workers make much less. American Board of Internal Medicine Members with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $180K per year. Regarding salaries and education, The Veterans Administration (United States) pays those with a medical degree the most — approximately $134K.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Family Practice; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $106K annually. A relatively widespread skill at The Veterans Administration (United States) is Case Management; approximately one in ten of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know Acute Care, Psychiatric, and Geriatrics.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about one in four respondents — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; The Veterans Administration (United States) sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan, a company pension plan, and a 403(b) plan. At The Veterans Administration (United States), a fair number of workers have health insurance, and a solid majority of respondents have 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 %
$37,062 - $94,062
$36,914 - $99,126
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 48 votes.
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