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APA Benefits

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing mental health as part of general health and well-being. For over 175 years, we have been dedicated to our mission to promote universal and equitable access to the highest quality care for all people affected by mental disorders, including substance use disorders; promote psychiatric education and research; advance and represent the profession of psychiatry; and serve the professional needs of our membership.

APA is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone. We embrace and celebrate the unique lived experiences, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds that each employee brings to our workplace. We strive to foster an environment where our employees feel respected, valued, and empowered, and help us promote and sustain an inclusive workplace where employees can contribute their skills, knowledge, and expertise as well as learn and grow.

APA believes that a hybrid work environment provides an opportunity to foster a strong organizational culture of collaboration, teamwork and connections while also providing employees with the flexibility and work-life harmony of reduced commuting time. The APA’s work environment for most employees includes a combination of being on-site at the APA Headquarters at least 2 days per week, and remote working.

The APA provides competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package including:

Paid Time Off

  • Vacation Leave (based on position level and tenure at APA)
  • Sick Leave (13 days per year)
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • 12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave
  • Bereavement, Jury Duty, Blood Donation, and Voting


  • Medical (Cigna)
  • Dental (Delta Dental)
  • Vision (VSP)
  • Employee Assistance Program (Lyra) offering staff and their dependents 12 no-cost mental health sessions per year
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with annual employer contribution starting at $500 or Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • APA sponsored Short + Long Term Disability
  • APA sponsored Life + AD&D
  • Additional Voluntary Life + AD&D insurances available

Additional Benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with 100% match on up to 4% of your salary plus additional discretionary contributions.
  • Transportation Stipend
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) - Transit
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Professional Development Program
  • Aflac Voluntary Benefits
  • Will Preparation Services
  • Travel Assistance
  • Pet Insurance

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