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Highest-Paid Employees of the Agricultural Research Service

$172,832.21 AVERAGE PAY
$17.28M TOTAL PAY

This table shows the top-earning Federal employees of the Agricultural Research Service in 2015, 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. Jr Knowles Veterinary Medical Science $203,700 WA
2 Robert E. Davis Plant Pathology $202,526 MD
3 Naomi Kay Fukagawa Dietitian And Nutritionist $201,000 MD
4 Marcus E. Jr Kehrli Veterinary Medical Science $199,217 IA
5 Jitender P. Dubey Microbiology $197,144 MD
6 David E. Swayne Veterinary Medical Science $195,896 GA
7 Stephen O. Duke Plant Physiology $192,671 MS
8 George E. Inglett Chemistry $192,247 IL
9 Rufus L. Chaney Agronomy $188,479 MD
10 Emil John Pollak Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $185,300 NE
11 Leon V. Kochian Plant Physiology $184,347 NY
12 Andrew C. Hammond Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $183,300 CA
13 Chavonda J. Jacobs Young Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $183,300 DC
14 Simon Yuan Liu Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $183,300 DC
15 Steven R. Shafer Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $183,300 MD
16 Lindsay H. Allen Dietitian And Nutritionist $183,300 CA
17 Steven M. Kappes Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $182,977 MD
18 Dariusz M. Swietlik Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $182,644 MD
19 Johnie Norton Jenkins Genetics $182,382 MS
20 Peter K. Bretting Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $182,347 MD
21 Hyun S. Lillehoj Microbiology $182,347 MD
22 James A. Lindsay Microbiology $182,347 MD
23 Kevin J. Hackett Entomology $182,347 MD
24 Jerry L. Hatfield Plant Physiology $182,347 IA
25 Steven C. Huber Plant Physiology $182,347 IL
26 Autar K. Mattoo Plant Physiology $182,347 MD
27 Donald R. Ort Plant Physiology $182,347 IL
28 Cyril G. Gay Veterinary Medical Science $182,347 MD
29 Thomas J. Jackson Hydrology $182,347 MD
30 Albert Rango Hydrology $182,347 NM
31 Laurence D. Chandler Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $181,741 CO
32 David Scott McVey Veterinary Medical Science $180,353 KS
33 David Lee Suarez Veterinary Medical Science $180,234 GA
34 Deborah L. Brennan Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $179,753 MS
35 Cletus P. Kurtzman Microbiology $179,677 IL
36 Robert L. Matteri Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $179,469 IL
37 Kenneth Linthicum Entomology $178,244 FL
38 Lisa Baldus Administrative Officer $178,167 MD
39 Timothy R. Gottwald Plant Pathology $177,976 FL
40 Luis L. Rodriguez Microbiology $177,650 NY
41 James J. Giovannoni Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $177,598 NY
42 Robert H. Magill Financial Management $177,036 MD
43 Joon Park Administrative Officer $175,617 DC
44 David S. Marshall Plant Pathology $175,223 NC
45 Ellen W. Harris Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $174,053 MD
46 John P. McMurtry Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $173,664 CO
47 Steve E. Naranjo Entomology $173,216 AZ
48 Lajpat R. Ahuja Soil Science $173,171 CO
49 Pamela E. Starke-Reed Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $172,978 MD
50 Sally M. Schneider Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $172,011 MD
51 Paul R. Gibson Miscellaneous Administration And Program $171,490 MD
52 Maureen C. Whalen Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $171,490 MD
53 Bryan J. Kaphammer Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $171,396 CO
54 James E. Throne Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $170,873 CA
55 Howard Q. Zhang Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $170,522 CA
56 Mojdeh Bahar Miscellaneous Administration And Program $170,259 MD
57 Joyce E. Loper Plant Pathology $170,109 OR
58 Edward S. Iv Buckler Genetics $170,063 NY
59 Ralph Scorza Horticulture $169,668 WV
60 Ronald T. Riley Toxicology $169,502 GA
61 Ronald J. Nachman Chemistry $169,502 TX
62 Alberto Nmn Pantoja Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $167,000 IL
63 Charles I. Onwulata Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $166,953 MD
64 Sarah C. Hake Genetics $166,526 CA
65 Sevim Z. Erhan General Physical Science $165,624 PA
66 Brian T. Scully Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $164,333 FL
67 Julious L. Willett Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $163,060 IL
68 Jeffrey M. Van Houten Miscellaneous Administration And Program $162,700 CA
69 Sheryl H. Kunickis Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $162,368 DC
70 Craig S. Tucker Animal Science $161,453 MS
71 Archie Tucker Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $161,280 MS
72 Charles W. Bacon Microbiology $161,280 GA
73 Michael R. Wiggett Miscellaneous Administration And Program $160,890 CO
74 Dawn E. Gundersen Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $160,700 MD
75 Tara H. McHugh Food Technology $160,700 CA
76 Jeffrey Silverstein Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $160,391 MS
77 Gene E. Lester Plant Physiology $159,748 MD
78 Larry Henry Stanker Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $159,618 CA
79 David L. Brandon Chemistry $159,539 CA
80 Scott R. Yates Soil Science $159,366 CA
81 Dennis J. Timlin Soil Science $158,840 MD
82 Judith Payne International Relations $158,700 DC
83 Jeanette M. Duncan Miscellaneous Administration And Program $158,700 MD
84 Caren A. Wilcox Miscellaneous Administration And Program $158,700 DC
85 Robert J. Griesbach Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 MD
86 Dolores E. Hill Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 MD
87 Daniel H. Hwang Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 CA
88 Mark C. Jenkins Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 MD
89 David M. Klurfeld Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 MD
90 Robert C. Macdonald Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 MD
91 David R. Nicholson Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 CA
92 James A. III Poulos Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 MD
93 Michael G. Schechtman Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 DC
94 Paul H. Jr Schwartz Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 MD
95 Roy A. Scott Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 MD
96 Daniel Solaiman Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 PA
97 Gail C. Wisler Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 MD
98 Yan Zhao Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 MD
99 Manuel V. Borca Microbiology $158,700 NY
100 Maria Brandl Microbiology $158,700 CA

Data Sources

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