Veterans Claims Examiner - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Veterans Claims Examiner"How much does a Veterans Claims Examiner in the federal government get paid? $74,974.19* *Based on the 2020 average.
Veterans Claims Examiner was the 25th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 14,612 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Veterans Benefits Administration hired the most employees titled Veterans Claims Examining, with an average salary of $74,832.
Government Veterans Claims Examining jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Veterans Claims Examining job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions the duties of which are to administer, supervise, or perform quasi-legal work involved in developing, examining, adjusting, reconsidering, or authorizing the settlement of claims filed by veterans, their dependents and beneficiaries, in regard to disability compensation, disability pension, death pension, death compensation, National Service Life Insurance and U.S. Government Life Insurance, as well as other Veterans Administration administered benefits.
Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.
Agencies that have hired a Veterans Claims Examiner
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||14,561||$74,831.67|
|Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs)||50||$116,880.94|
|Veterans Health Administration||1||$53,046.00|
Veterans Claims Examiner Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Veterans Claims Examiner is $74,974.19. The highest paid Veterans Claims Examiner made $170,800 in 2020.
Common Veterans Claims Examiner Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Veterans Claims Examining Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||14,612|
|Starting Paygrade:||$27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||0900 LEGAL AND KINDRED GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade
GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Veteran Claims Examining jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Fingerprint Identification||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Budget Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Mathematics Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Correspondence Clerk||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Import Compliance||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Veterans Claims Examining Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Veterans Claims Examiner was $56,972. Since then, the average pay has increased to $74,974 in 2020.
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