Senior Policy Advisors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $118K per year — though Public Health Advisors, Policy Analysts, and Computer Scientists also do fairly well at $90K, $83K, and approximately $71K, respectively. Near the bottom at US Department of Health and Human Services are Program Analysts, pulling in an average of just around $53K.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at US Department of Health and Human Services for between five and 10 years earn $57K annually on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $56K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of US Department of Health and Human Services employees (43 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn $90K annually on average.
Residents of Rockville, Md. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $92K per year; other top-paying cities include Washington, DC ($89K) and Baltimore, Md. (about $63K). Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of District of Columbia, where they average to $84K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make $105K per year. US Department of Health and Human Services workers who hold a Master of Arts (MA) are also well compensated, earning around $104K on average.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Contract Negotiation; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $139K annually. A relatively widespread skill at US Department of Health and Human Services is Data Analysis; slightly less than a fourth of employees use it for work. Many workers usually know Project Management, Policy Analysis, and Legislative Policy as well.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; US Department of Health and Human Services gives paid vacation days to 45 percent and sick leave to 36 percent. Over a third of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that US Department of Health and Human Services sponsors. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most respondents, and a fair number of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Advantages of working here also include optional telecommute / work from home, flexible hours, life insurance, and a casual working environment.