Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

Highest-Paid Employees of the Agricultural Research Service

$179,677.75 AVERAGE PAY
$17.97M TOTAL PAY

This table shows the top-earning Federal employees of the Agricultural Research Service in 2017, 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 Donald P. Knowles Veterinary Medical Science $211,800 WA
2 Jitender P. Dubey Microbiology $207,800 MD
3 Robert E. Davis Plant Pathology $207,800 MD
4 Stephen O. Duke Plant Physiology $207,800 MS
5 Naomi Kay Fukagawa Dietitian And Nutritionist $207,800 MD
6 Marcus E. Kehrli Veterinary Medical Science $207,800 IA
7 David E. Swayne Veterinary Medical Science $207,800 GA
8 David Scott McVey General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $204,805 KS
9 James J. Giovannoni General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $199,802 NY
10 Kenneth Linthicum Entomology $196,514 FL
11 Luis L. Rodriguez Microbiology $195,860 NY
12 Cletus P. Kurtzman Microbiology $194,321 IL
13 Steve E. Naranjo Entomology $190,971 AZ
14 James E. Throne General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $190,388 CA
15 David Lee Suarez Veterinary Medical Science $189,000 GA
16 Edward S. Buckler Genetics $187,494 NY
17 Thomas J. Jackson Hydrology $187,200 MD
18 Lisa Baldus Administrative Officer $187,000 MD
19 Joon Park Administrative Officer $187,000 DC
20 Deborah L. Brennan General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 MS
21 Peter K. Bretting General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 MD
22 Laurence D. Chandler General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 CO
23 Young Chavonda J. Jacobs General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 DC
24 Steven M. Kappes General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 MD
25 Simon Yuan Liu General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 DC
26 Robert L. Matteri General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 CA
27 Dariusz M. Swietlik General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 MD
28 Hyun S. Lillehoj Microbiology $187,000 MD
29 James A. Lindsay Microbiology $187,000 MD
30 Kevin J. Hackett Entomology $187,000 MD
31 Timothy R. Gottwald Plant Pathology $187,000 FL
32 David S. Marshall Plant Pathology $187,000 NC
33 Jerry L. Hatfield Plant Physiology $187,000 IA
34 Steven C. Huber Plant Physiology $187,000 IL
35 Autar K. Mattoo Plant Physiology $187,000 MD
36 Donald R. Ort Plant Physiology $187,000 IL
37 Johnie Norton Jenkins Genetics $187,000 MS
38 Robert H. Magill Financial Management $187,000 MD
39 Lindsay H. Allen Dietitian And Nutritionist $187,000 CA
40 Cyril G. Gay Veterinary Medical Science $187,000 MD
41 Albert Rango Hydrology $187,000 NM
42 Maureen C. Whalen General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $186,951 MD
43 Howard Q. Zhang General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $186,951 MD
44 Ronald J. Nachman Chemistry $186,876 TX
45 Jeffrey Silverstein General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $185,397 MD
46 Ellen W. Harris General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $184,653 MS
47 Pamela E. Starke-Reed General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $183,512 MD
48 Sevim Z. Erhan General Physical Science $182,600 PA
49 Paul R. Gibson Miscellaneous Administration And Program $181,934 MD
50 Brian T. Scully General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $181,178 FL
51 Mojdeh Bahar Miscellaneous Administration And Program $180,628 MD
52 Bryan J. Kaphammer General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $179,966 CO
53 Scott R. Yates Soil Science $179,966 CA
54 Joan K. Lunney Chemistry $179,966 MD
55 Julious L. Willett General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $179,911 IL
56 Archie Tucker General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $179,592 MS
57 Paul Madison Wester Program Management $176,851 MD
58 Sarah C. Hake Genetics $176,668 CA
59 Eileen L. Thacker General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $176,538 GA
60 Michael A. Grusak General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $174,852 ND
61 Tassell Curtis P. Van Genetics $174,852 MD
62 Craig S. Tucker Animal Science $174,612 MS
63 Charles W. Bacon Microbiology $174,424 GA
64 William P. Kustas Hydrology $173,269 MD
65 Hao C. Tran General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $173,124 CA
66 Jeffrey G. Arnold Agricultural Engineering $172,500 TX
67 Sheryl H. Kunickis General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $172,256 DC
68 Alberto Pantoja General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $172,010 IL
69 Charles I. Onwulata General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $171,995 MD
70 James N. Roemmich General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $170,904 ND
71 Moon S. Kim Physics $169,918 MD
72 Stewart M. Gray Plant Pathology $169,836 NY
73 Douglas L. Karlen Soil Science $166,600 IA
74 Deepak Bhatnagar General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $165,715 LA
75 Paul G. Sebesta General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $165,110 MD
76 Roger P. Wise Genetics $164,676 IA
77 Herman J. Hayes Emergency Management Specialist $164,473 MD
78 Zhongli Pan General Engineering $164,140 CA
79 Bosoon Park Agricultural Engineering $163,900 GA
80 John R. Stommel Genetics $163,700 MD
81 Thomas G. Shanower General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $163,506 CA
82 Dawn E. Gundersen General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $163,400 MD
83 David J. Chitwood Zoology $163,400 MD
84 Yanping Chen Entomology $163,400 MD
85 Vangimalla Reddy Plant Physiology $163,400 MD
86 Timothy P. Smith Chemistry $162,917 NE
87 David R. Nicholson General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $162,900 CA
88 Tara H. McHugh Food Technology $162,900 CA
89 Larry Henry Stanker General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $162,818 CA
90 Alanna J. Moshfegh Dietitian And Nutritionist $162,550 MD
91 Donnell Kerry O Microbiology $162,385 IL
92 Michael R. Wiggett Miscellaneous Administration And Program $162,300 CO
93 Margaret R. Pooler Genetics $162,200 MD
94 Wallace H. Yokoyama Chemistry $162,140 CA
95 Wade T. Crow General Physical Science $162,100 MD
96 Houten Jeffrey M. Van Miscellaneous Administration And Program $161,900 CA
97 Sharon D. Drumm Management And Program Analysis $161,900 DC
98 Cathleen L. Cohn General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $161,900 MD
99 David M. Donovan General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $161,900 MD
100 Robert J. Griesbach General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $161,900 MD

Data Sources

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