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Average Salary for US Department of Health and Human Services Employees

The average US Department of Health and Human Services employee earns $85K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for US Department of Health and Human Services employees is your role at the company, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Public Health Advisors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $134K annually on average; Management Analysts are next on the list, bringing in close to $89K, followed by Public Health Analysts earning approximately $72K and Secretaries making $42K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $50K per year on average. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report five to nine years of experience and bring home median pay of about $79K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $102K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; Baltimore, Md. ($90K), Rockville, Md. ($82K), and Atlanta, Ga. (about $43K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in District of Columbia, where the average US Department of Health and Human Services employee makes $102K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Lawyers have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $113K per year. Acquiring certification to be a Registered Nurse is rewarded with median pay of $71K annually. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at US Department of Health and Human Services come out on top, and their salaries approach $102K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Public Health; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $135K annually. A common skill in US Department of Health and Human Services' work force is Research Analysis; approximately one-fifth of survey participants report using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Data Analysis, and Financial Analysis round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Company compensation for vacation days and sick leave is awarded to only one in three workers. US Department of Health and Human Services sponsors a 401(k) program, and slightly more than half of workers use this option to save for their retirement. A large number of workers report having health insurance, and the larger part of workers report having dental coverage. The list of perks also includes flexible hours, optional telecommute / work from home, life insurance, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for US Department of Health and Human Services


59 %
41 %
$41,242 - $91,996
$41,304 - $129,060
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 13 votes.
$78,611 - $113,945
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