When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $98K per year) can be spotted in Hartford, Conn.; Minneapolis, Minn. (approximately $87K), Boston, Mass. ($85K), and Eden Prairie, Minn. ($81K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at $59K) is Orlando, Fla. By state, OptumHealth, Inc. employees make the most in Connecticut, earning about $92K annually on average.
Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $69K per year. Average pay is $81K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest slice of the OptumHealth, Inc. workforce (29 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $91K per year.
Senior Systems Analysts are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $89K annually on average; Data Analysts are next on the list, bringing in close to approximately $80K, followed by Software Engineers earning about $75K and Senior Business Analysts making $75K. Near the bottom at OptumHealth, Inc. are Operations Managers, pulling in an average of just around $63K.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Project Management Certificate Holder certainly has its perks — salaries approach $108K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. OptumHealth, Inc. workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Health Services Administration are also well compensated, earning $123K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be People Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $84K annually. A common skill in OptumHealth, Inc.'s work force is Project Management; nearly one in six of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Data Analysis, SQL, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Most workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. At OptumHealth, Inc., most employees have health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage. Other privileges include a stock purchase plan, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and optional telecommute / work from home.