Federal Employee Salaries

Highest Paid Federal Employee

The details in the list below does not include ALL employees earning over 180,000.  It includes only those sectors with the most employees so there are plenty of other federal jobs with the same high rate of pay which are not included, also high profile jobs including the CIA, the White House, National Security etc are not included in the table below.

Federal Jobs/Agencies with the highest number of
employees with yearly salary equal to or in  in excess of $180,000 (September 2010). (Also a further 200 Job descriptions spread out over other federal agencies which haveup to nine of the highest paid jobs are not listred below.)

Agency Occupation
Jobs $180,000 or over
Veterans Health Administration Medical officer (doctor)
12,708
Securities and Exchange Commission General attorney
598
National Institutes of Health Medical officer (doctor)
579
Food and Drug Administration Medical officer (doctor)
426
Veterans Health Administration Dental officer
425
Indian Health Service Medical officer (doctor)
303
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Financial institution examining
238
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. General attorney
232
Securities and Exchange Commission Accounting
203
U.S. Army Medical Command Medical officer (doctor)
187
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Miscellaneous administration and program
147
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medical officer (doctor)
118
National Institutes of Health General health science
99
National Institutes of Health General natural resources management and biological
sciences
95
National Institutes of Health Chemistry
77
Commodity Futures Trading Commission General attorney
75
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Financial institution examining
74
Naval Medical Command Medical officer (doctor)
66
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency General attorney
52
Federal Housing Finance Agency Miscellaneous administration and program
51
National Institutes of Health Microbiology
45
Tricare Management Activity Medical officer (doctor)
44
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. General business and industry
41
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention General health science
32
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Information technology management
31
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Financial administration and program
30
Office of Thrift Supervision Miscellaneous administration and program
28
IRS Program management
23
Securities and Exchange Commission Securities compliance examining
21
National Credit Union Administration Credit union examiner
20
National Institutes of Health Psychology
20
Federal Housing Finance Agency Financial administration and program
20
Securities and Exchange Commission Economist
20
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Financial analysis
19
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Economist
19
Securities and Exchange Commission Information technology management
18
Office of Thrift Supervision Financial institution examining
17
Indian Health Service Dental officer
16
Securities and Exchange Commission Miscellaneous administration and program
16
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Miscellaneous administration and program
16
Food and Drug Administration Chemistry
15
Office of Thrift Supervision General attorney
15
National Institutes of Health Mathematical statistics
14
Federal Housing Finance Agency General attorney
14
National Institutes of Health Pharmacology
13
National Institutes of Health Physics
13
National Institutes of Health Physiology
12
Office of Thrift Supervision Financial administration and program
12
National Institutes of Health Genetics
10
Note: Data donot include the White House, the federal
judiciary, most of the legislative branch or agencies such as the CIA and
National Security Agency. Source: USA TODAY analysis of Office of Personnel
Management Employment Data

 

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