Earning about $185K per year on average, Psychiatrists receive the most money, followed by Physician Assistants ($90K), Registered Nurses (around $71K), and Licensed Clinical Social Workers ($65K). The Veterans Administration (United States) hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Medical Support Assistants (approximately $35K on average).
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($89K annually) can be spotted in Tampa, Fla.; Baltimore, Md. (around $77K), Austin, Texas ($71K), and San Diego, Calif. ($60K) are the next top-paying cities. Atlanta, Ga. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging about $50K. By state, The Veterans Administration (United States) employees make the most in Texas, earning $74K per year on average.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to approximately $67K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $60K 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 around $83K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Members earn $186K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Becoming a NCCPA Physician Assistant Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make about $101K on average. The Veterans Administration (United States) provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) — these employees rake in $101K annually.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Family Practice; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $109K per year. Case Management is regularly seen around here; nearly one in ten of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Acute Care, Psychiatric, and Geriatrics.
Benefits and Perks
Just a fifth of survey participants receive paid time off. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most survey participants, and for a majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.