Average Salary for US Department of Health and Human Services Employees

Compensation for US Department of Health and Human Services employees is around $72K annually on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at US Department of Health and Human Services fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; your role at the company and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $45K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $69K annually. The largest slice of the US Department of Health and Human Services workforce (37 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $105K per year.


Public Health Advisors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $134K annually on average; Senior Policy Advisors are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $118K, followed by Management Analysts earning around $84K and Policy Analysts making about $83K. With salaries averaging approximately $63K, Program Analysts are among the lowest paid at US Department of Health and Human Services.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $92K per year) can be spotted in Rockville, Md.; Washington, DC ($92K), Baltimore, Md. ($85K), and Raleigh, N.C. ($32K) are the next top-paying cities. US Department of Health and Human Services workers in District of Columbia earn the most — $92K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $105K per year for Licensed Lawyers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a Registered Nurse can certainly pay off here; those folks make $73K on average. At US Department of Health and Human Services, employees who hold a Master of Arts (MA) receive the highest salaries at around $104K.


When it comes to skills, Policy Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $97K annually. A garden variety skill at US Department of Health and Human Services is Data Analysis; close to a fifth of US Department of Health and Human Services' people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about two-fifths of survey participants receiving paid vacation and about one in three workers receiving sick leave. Over a third of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Perks cover health insurance for most employees and dental coverage for a fair number of survey participants. Some other perks are flexible hours, optional telecommute / work from home, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for US Department of Health and Human Services


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45 %
$26,264 - $99,920
$42,195 - $119,904
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
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