Earning $105K annually on average, Attorneys receive the most money, followed by Information Technology Specialists ($77K), Claims Representatives ($68K), and Insurance Claims Specialists (around $68K). Among the lower-paid positions at U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) are Customer Service Representatives — the median salary for this role approaches about $38K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $97K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Baltimore, Md. ($74K), Philadelphia, Pa. ($70K), and St. Louis, Mo. (approximately $68K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $43K, New York, N.Y. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Across U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)'s U.S. offices, employees in the state of Georgia earn the most, taking home $84K annually.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $63K per year. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $40K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $82K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Lawyers receive bigger paychecks (about $80K annually) than those without credentials. On average, salaries rise to approximately $76K per year for accredited Scrum Master Certifications. At U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA), employees who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) receive the highest salaries at around $95K.
Employees who count Technical Writing among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $106K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Customer Service; nearly two in five deem it necessary for work. Employees also tend to know Claim Handling, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relations.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) gives paid vacation to 28 percent and paid sick leave to two-fifths of survey participants. The firm looks out for its employees by sponsoring assorted retirement savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. Most employees can count on health insurance, and the larger part of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. A few more workplace perks are a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and a defined benefit retirement plan.