Public Health Advisors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $134K annually — though Management Analysts, Public Health Analysts, and Secretaries also do fairly well at approximately $89K, $71K, and $42K, respectively.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $58K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of US Department of Health and Human Services folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average around $77K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $98K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Baltimore, Md. (around $90K), Rockville, Md. ($89K), and Atlanta, Ga. ($43K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, District of Columbia offers the highest pay at $98K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make approximately $113K per year. Becoming a Registered Nurse can certainly pay off here; those folks make $71K on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; US Department of Health and Human Services awards $96K to these degree-holders.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Public Health among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $99K annually. Microsoft Excel is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; close to one-seventh of US Department of Health and Human Services' people use it regularly. Many workers usually know Data Analysis, Research Analysis, and Customer Service as well.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only a third of survey participants. The larger part of respondents set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Most workers have health insurance, and benefits for a majority of workers also include dental insurance. US Department of Health and Human Services folks also make good use of flexible hours, optional telecommute / work from home, life insurance, and a casual working environment.