Nearing the top of the pay scale are Psychiatrists, Family Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Case Managers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $184K per year, the other salaries come in at about $95K, $94K, and approximately $72K, respectively. Near the bottom at The Veterans Administration (United States) are Licensed Practical Nurses, pulling in an average of just $40K.
Years of Experience
For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $59K annually. Average pay is approximately $70K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The greater proportion of employees (31 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of about $88K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($81K per year) can be spotted in Dallas, Texas; San Diego, Calif. ($80K), Chicago, Ill. (around $78K), and Memphis, Tenn. ($77K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Seattle, Wash. at $70K. Across The Veterans Administration (United States)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of California earn the most, taking home about $81K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach around $185K per year for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Members; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning an American Board of Internal Medicine Member certification garners significant financial rewards of $180K annually on average. At The Veterans Administration (United States), employees who hold a medical degree receive the highest salaries at $134K.
When it comes to skills, Internal Medicine seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of approximately $114K per year. Case Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-eighth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Acute Care, Psychiatric, and Family Practice were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
When it comes to employee benefits, The Veterans Administration (United States) has room for improvement — only a quarter of workers are paid for vacation and sick time. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. The Veterans Administration (United States) provides health insurance to most survey participants, and a solid majority of respondents do receive dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.