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Highest-Paid Employees of the Agricultural Research Service

$189,895.27 AVERAGE PAY
$18.99M TOTAL PAY

This table shows the top-earning Federal employees of the Agricultural Research Service in 2021, based on OPM data (base salary + bonuses).

Some employee names may be withheld by the OPM or individual agencies.
Rank Name Occupation Total Pay Location
1 David E. Swayne Veterinary Medical Science $228,549 GA
2 Jitender P. Dubey Microbiology $228,549 MD
3 Naomi Kay Fukagawa Dietitian And Nutritionist $224,277 MD
4 Kenneth Linthicum Entomology $221,529 FL
5 James J. Giovannoni General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $221,400 NY
6 Luis L. Rodriguez Microbiology $219,915 NY
7 Steve E. Naranjo Entomology $218,510 AZ
8 Edward S. Buckler Genetics $208,513 NY
9 Brian T. Scully General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $207,324 FL
10 Joon Park Administrative Officer $204,300 DC
11 Michael A. Grusak General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $200,066 ND
12 Lisa Baldus Administrative Officer $199,300 MD
13 Peter K. Bretting General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $199,300 MD
14 Laurence D. Chandler General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $199,300 CO
15 Ellen W. Harris General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $199,300 MS
16 Young Chavonda J. Jacobs General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $199,300 DC
17 Bryan J. Kaphammer General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $199,300 CO
18 Steven M. Kappes General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $199,300 MD
19 Simon Yuan Liu General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $199,300 DC
20 Jeffrey Silverstein General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $199,300 MD
21 Pamela E. Starke-Reed General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $199,300 MD
22 Archie Tucker General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $199,300 MS
23 Howard Q. Zhang General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $199,300 MD
24 Hyun S. Lillehoj Microbiology $199,300 MD
25 James A. Lindsay Microbiology $199,300 MD
26 Lindsay H. Allen Physiology $199,300 CA
27 Kevin J. Hackett Entomology $199,300 MD
28 David S. Marshall Plant Pathology $199,300 NC
29 Autar K. Mattoo Plant Physiology $199,300 MD
30 Johnie Norton Jenkins Genetics $199,300 MS
31 Robert H. Magill Financial Management $199,300 MD
32 Cyril G. Gay Veterinary Medical Science $199,300 MD
33 David Lee Suarez Veterinary Medical Science $199,300 GA
34 Sevim Z. Erhan General Physical Science $199,300 PA
35 Joan K. Lunney Chemistry $199,300 MD
36 Tassell Curtis P. Van Genetics $195,629 MD
37 James N. Roemmich General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $195,549 ND
38 Alberto Pantoja General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $194,884 IL
39 Paul Madison Wester Program Management $194,535 MD
40 William P. Kustas Hydrology $194,350 MD
41 Moon S. Kim Physics $193,847 MD
42 Jeffrey G. Arnold Agricultural Engineering $191,592 TX
43 Jay V. Johnson General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $190,869 IL
44 Brian T. Nakanishi Miscellaneous Administration And Program $190,300 MD
45 Michael Valivullah Information Technology Management $189,874 DC
46 Mark V. Boggess General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $189,365 NE
47 Charles I. Onwulata General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $189,193 MD
48 Marlen D. Eve General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $188,576 MD
49 Thomas G. Shanower General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $188,501 MD
50 Kurt C. Lawrence General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,231 GA
51 Matias B. Vanotti Soil Science $186,964 SC
52 John M. Dyer General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $186,950 CA
53 Keith B. Adams Program Management $186,683 MD
54 Jeffrey L. Vallet General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $186,300 IL
55 Yaguang Luo Food Technology $185,574 MD
56 Tara H. McHugh General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $184,946 CA
57 Yakov A. Pachepsky Soil Science $184,316 MD
58 Marisa M. Wall Horticulture $184,167 HI
59 Jessica Lauren Pulz Miscellaneous Administration And Program $182,873 DC
60 Timothy P. Smith Chemistry $182,713 NE
61 Kelly M. Lager Veterinary Medical Science $182,498 IA
62 Rosalind R. James General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $181,916 MD
63 Roger P. Wise Genetics $181,006 IA
64 Todd J. Ward General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $180,718 IL
65 James F. Campbell General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $180,712 KS
66 Deepak Bhatnagar General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $180,250 LA
67 Jill C. Stetka Management And Program Analysis $178,833 MD
68 Donnell Kerry O Microbiology $178,621 IL
69 Vivian Chi Hua Wu Microbiology $178,500 CA
70 Michael A. Arnold Budget Analysis $178,500 DC
71 Willis Glenn Collie Miscellaneous Administration And Program $178,444 MD
72 Debra Coffin Peters Ecology $178,065 NM
73 De Leon Adalberto A. Perez General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $178,047 CA
74 Raden Paul M. Van Genetics $177,500 MD
75 Joseph O. Rich General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $177,324 CO
76 Caird E. Rexroad Genetics $177,250 MD
77 Kimberly S. Lewers Genetics $177,000 MD
78 Linnette Davis Williams Financial Administration And Program $176,750 MD
79 Tracy C. Leskey Entomology $176,500 WV
80 William M. Wintermantel Horticulture $176,500 CA
81 Michael L. Barnes Contracting $176,500 MD
82 Lin S. Liu Chemistry $176,500 PA
83 Sharon D. Drumm Management And Program Analysis $176,500 DC
84 Manuel V. Borca Microbiology $176,500 NY
85 James R. Hagler Entomology $176,490 AZ
86 Harry H. Schomberg Plant Physiology $176,344 MD
87 Brendan A. Niemira Plant Pathology $176,250 PA
88 Teferi D. Tsegaye Agronomy $176,250 MD
89 Xuetong Fan Food Technology $176,250 PA
90 Richard D. Ashby Microbiology $176,240 PA
91 Brandon Levin Miscellaneous Administration And Program $176,000 MD
92 Jonathan Arzt Microbiology $176,000 NY
93 Michael Dean Buser Agricultural Engineering $176,000 MD
94 Todd H. Skaggs Hydrology $176,000 CA
95 Gary P. Richards Microbiology $175,990 DE
96 Rosita I. Spears Human Resources Management $175,833 MD
97 Antonino Fleri General Business And Industry $175,833 MD
98 Ransom L. Baldwin Animal Science $175,750 MD
99 Steven J. Lehotay Chemistry $175,750 PA
100 Clifford Rice Chemistry $175,700 MD

Data Sources

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