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.