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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 David E. Swayne Veterinary Medical Science $207,800 GA
3 Marcus E. Kehrli Veterinary Medical Science $207,800 IA
4 Jitender P. Dubey Microbiology $207,800 MD
5 Robert E. Davis Plant Pathology $207,800 MD
6 Naomi Kay Fukagawa Dietitian And Nutritionist $207,800 MD
7 Stephen O. Duke Plant Physiology $207,800 MS
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 Robert L. Matteri General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 CA
19 Lindsay H. Allen Dietitian And Nutritionist $187,000 CA
20 Laurence D. Chandler General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 CO
21 Joon Park Administrative Officer $187,000 DC
22 Young Chavonda J. Jacobs General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 DC
23 Simon Yuan Liu General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 DC
24 Timothy R. Gottwald Plant Pathology $187,000 FL
25 Steven C. Huber Plant Physiology $187,000 IL
26 Donald R. Ort Plant Physiology $187,000 IL
27 Jerry L. Hatfield Plant Physiology $187,000 IA
28 Lisa Baldus Administrative Officer $187,000 MD
29 Peter K. Bretting General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 MD
30 Steven M. Kappes General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 MD
31 Dariusz M. Swietlik General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 MD
32 Hyun S. Lillehoj Microbiology $187,000 MD
33 James A. Lindsay Microbiology $187,000 MD
34 Kevin J. Hackett Entomology $187,000 MD
35 Autar K. Mattoo Plant Physiology $187,000 MD
36 Robert H. Magill Financial Management $187,000 MD
37 Cyril G. Gay Veterinary Medical Science $187,000 MD
38 Johnie Norton Jenkins Genetics $187,000 MS
39 Deborah L. Brennan General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 MS
40 Albert Rango Hydrology $187,000 NM
41 David S. Marshall Plant Pathology $187,000 NC
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 Scott R. Yates Soil Science $179,966 CA
53 Bryan J. Kaphammer General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $179,966 CO
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 Tassell Curtis P. Van Genetics $174,852 MD
61 Michael A. Grusak General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $174,852 ND
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 Maria Brandl Microbiology $161,900 CA
98 William G. Miller Microbiology $161,900 CA
99 Vivian Chi Hua Wu Microbiology $161,900 CA
100 Douglas M. Light Entomology $161,900 CA

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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