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.