The highest average salaries go to Administrative Law Judges, who bring in close to $157K, though Information Technology Specialists are not far behind at around $95K along with Government Attorneys ($93K) and Attorneys (approximately $84K). Among the lower-paid positions at U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) are Customer Service Representatives — typical salaries for this role approach $38K.
Years of Experience
Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $45K. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) employees (33 percent) have five to nine years of experience and typically earn $81K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $99K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Baltimore ($96K), Pittsburgh ($77K), and Seattle (about $71K) are the next top-paying cities. Chicago ranks low on the pay scale — at around $47K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, District of Columbia offers the highest pay at $99K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers earn about $116K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Public Accountant is rewarded at $101K per year. Those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) come out on top, and their salaries approach around $117K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Operations Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $119K. Folks here also tend to know Customer Service; on the survey, slightly less than one-fifth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Project Management, Customer Relations, and Claim Handling were also reported by many survey participants.
Benefits and Perks
Half of workers — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. The greater part of workers receive health insurance, and more than half of workers get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to flexible hours, life insurance, and a casual working environment.