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Average Salary for The Veterans Administration (United States) Employees

A salary of $72K per year is the going rate at The Veterans Administration (United States). Though where you live and your experience level do impact pay, what you do at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at The Veterans Administration (United States). This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

The Veterans Administration (United States) typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: The Veterans Administration (United States)
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (20)
$53,355 - $95,335  
[-]Registered Nurse (RN) (20)
Salary$51,456 - $97,959  
Total Pay$53,355 - $95,335  
[+]Social Worker (11)
$40,547 - $88,276  
[+]Social Worker (11)
Salary$40,477 - $90,157  
Total Pay$40,547 - $88,276  
[+]Physician Assistant (PA) (7)
$71,239 - $130,411  
[+]Physician Assistant (PA) (7)
Salary$72,711 - $125,628  
Total Pay$71,239 - $130,411  
[+]Nurse Case Manager (5)
$54,059 - $90,830  
[+]Nurse Case Manager (5)
Salary$51,783 - $96,214  
Total Pay$54,059 - $90,830  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Oct 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 165
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Psychiatrists are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $196K; Family Nurse Practitioners are next on the list, bringing in close to $97K, followed by Physician Assistants earning about $96K and Social Workers making $72K. At around $51K, Licensed Clinical Social Workers are among the lowest paid at The Veterans Administration (United States).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($133K annually) can be spotted in New Haven; Orlando (around $120K), San Diego (approximately $107K), and Chicago ($90K) are the next top-paying cities. Rochester is near the bottom for pay at about $41K. By state, California offers the highest pay at $90K per year.

Years of Experience

For those with at least five years experience, pay generally amounts to $71K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $50K. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (35 percent) have worked in their field for 20 years or more and now make about $89K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $196K for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Members; non-accredited workers make much less. Bigger paychecks are awarded to American Board of Internal Medicine Members with credentials; these people typically earn approximately $180K per year. Those with a medical degree at The Veterans Administration (United States) come out on top, and their salaries approach $134K annually.


When it comes to skills, Internal Medicine seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $117K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Acute Care; less than ten percent deem it necessary for work. Case Management, Psychiatric, and Counseling round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

One in three workers — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan, a company pension plan, and a 403(b) plan. A strong majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a fair portion of workers also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

60 %
40 %
$38,699 - $95,422
$37,945 - $102,647
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

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