Average Salary for US Department of Health and Human Services Employees

US Department of Health and Human Services employees bring home $90K per year on average. Though your role at the company and geography do impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at US Department of Health and Human Services. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at US Department of Health and Human Services for between five and 10 years earn $85K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $44K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of US Department of Health and Human Services folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $110K annually.


Bringing in the most money are Public Health Advisors — their earnings average around $130K per year. Senior Policy Advisors are a close second at $118K along with Program Analysts (about $92K) and Policy Analysts ($83K). Financial compensation for Public Health Analysts is rather low — on average only about $72K — relative to the rest of the company.


Residents of Washington, DC pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $100K annually; other top-paying cities include Rockville, Md. (around $92K) and Baltimore, Md. (approximately $90K). Across US Department of Health and Human Services' U.S. offices, employees in the state of District of Columbia earn the most, taking home $100K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Lawyers, who make around $90K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Registered Nurse is rewarded with median pay of approximately $73K per year. US Department of Health and Human Services provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Arts (MA) — these employees rake in $115K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Contract Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $112K per year. Data Analysis also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; slightly less than one-fifth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Key skills also include Policy Analysis, Project Management, and Research Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only a third of workers receiving paid vacation and one in four survey participants receiving paid sick days. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Most respondents receive health insurance, and a majority of employees get dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are flexible hours, optional telecommute / work from home, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for US Department of Health and Human Services


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43 %
$26,885 - $99,993
$41,693 - $128,395
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

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