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Average Salary for U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) Employees

The typical salary at U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) is $74K annually. Your role at the company primarily drives compensation; however, how long you've been working and where you live are also reported as secondary influences on salary at U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) typically pays:
11%
above market

Similar employers pay:
4%
above market
Employer: U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)
Average Salary Range by Job
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$0$50K$100K$150K
[-]Claims Representative (12)
$31,659 - $77,318  
   
[-]Claims Representative (12)
Salary$31,208 - $78,470  
   
Bonus$5.68 - $1,504  
Total Pay$31,659 - $77,318  
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (8)
$29,000 - $62,809  
   
[+]Customer Service Representative (CSR) (8)
Salary$28,706 - $57,293  
   
Total Pay$29,000 - $62,809  
[+]Attorney / Lawyer (6)
$58,719 - $122,948  
   
[+]Attorney / Lawyer (6)
Salary$55,709 - $126,059  
   
Total Pay$58,719 - $122,948  
[+]Information Technology Specialist (5)
$47,518 - $130,168  
   
[+]Information Technology Specialist (5)
Salary$42,956 - $138,496  
   
Bonus$427.95 - $5,570  
Total Pay$47,518 - $130,168  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) Details

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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 (approximately $93K) and Attorneys ($84K). Near the bottom at U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) are Customer Service Representatives, pulling in just about $38K.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $45K. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (33 percent) have worked in their field for five to nine years and now make approximately $81K per year.

Locations

Median pay is highest in Washington, DC (about $99K annually), followed by Baltimore (around $96K), Pittsburgh ($77K), and Seattle ($71K). Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $47K) is Chicago. Across U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of District of Columbia earn the most, taking home $99K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach about $116K for Licensed Lawyers; non-accredited workers make much less. Certified Public Accountant s also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $101K annually. U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA)-holders the most at approximately $117K per year.

Skills

Employees who count Operations Management among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $119K. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just under one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers usually know Project Management, Customer Relations, and Claim Handling as well.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) has room for improvement — only one-half of workers are paid for vacation and 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. A strong majority of workers receive health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are flexible hours, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Typical Benefits
Vacation Weeks
3.2 Weeks
3.0 Weeks
2.9 Weeks
Gender Breakdown
44%
55%
31%
68%
27%
72%
Years of Experience
 
1-4
5-9
10-19
20+
 
1-4
5-9
10-19
20+
 
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5-9
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Popular Perks
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Flex-Time / Flexible Schedule
401(k), Paid Holidays / Vacation, Paid Sick Leave
401(k), Casual Dress/Atmosphere, Gym / Health Club / Fitness Membership

Key Stats

Gender

Female

44 %

female alumni

Male

56 %

male alumni
Salary
$34,616 - $81,844
Salary
$42,090 - $113,792

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Job Satisfaction


Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

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