Highest-Paid Employees of the Forest Service

$167,390.40 AVERAGE PAY
$16.74M TOTAL PAY

This table shows the top-earning Federal employees of the Forest 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 Valdis E. Mezainis Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $183,300 DC
2 Ariel E. Lugo Forestry $183,300
3 Michael T. Rains Forestry $183,300 PA
4 Thomas Tidwell Forestry $182,937 DC
5 Robert David Mangold Forestry $182,197 OR
6 Jacquelyn L. Lago Administrative Officer $181,229 DC
7 Leslie A. C Weldon Forestry $181,229 DC
8 Mary A. Wagner Program Management $181,195 DC
9 James E. Hubbard Forestry $181,195 DC
10 Andrzej Bytnerowicz Ecology $180,159 CA
11 Randy Moore Forestry $180,140 CA
12 Douglas R. Nash Miscellaneous Administration And Program $179,720 DC
13 Martin G. Raphael Wildlife Biology $178,874 WA
14 Daniel J. Jiron Program Management $178,772 CO
15 David N. Wear Forestry $178,736
16 Beth G. Pendleton Program Management $178,264 AK
17 Mary Beth Lepore Human Resources Management $177,036 DC
18 Victoria C. Christiansen Program Management $177,036 DC
19 Robert Velasco Miscellaneous Administration And Program $175,950 DC
20 Tony L. Ferguson Forestry $175,467 PA
21 Thomas C. Brown Economist $174,671 CO
22 Carlos Rodriguez Miscellaneous Administration And Program $173,664 DC
23 Cynthia D. West Miscellaneous Administration And Program $173,664 DC
24 Kathleen Atkinson Program Management $173,664 WI
25 Nora B. Rasure Program Management $173,664 UT
26 Tony L. Tooke Program Management $173,664 GA
27 Alexander L. Friend Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $173,664 CA
28 Calvin N. Joyner Forestry $173,664 NM
29 Thelma J. Strong Financial Administration And Program $173,664 DC
30 Antoine L. Dixon Budget Analysis $173,664 DC
31 Angela Veronica Coleman Miscellaneous Administration And Program $173,264 DC
32 Joe L. Meade Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $173,187 DC
33 James M. Pena Program Management $173,171 OR
34 James M. Vose Ecology $172,973 NC
35 Walter C. Shortle Plant Pathology $172,956 NH
36 George A. Sears Contracting $171,962 DC
37 Nicholas E. Douglas General Physical Science $171,431 DC
38 John E. Phipps Forestry $171,023 CO
39 Alton Dennis Lemly Fish Biology $170,292 NC
40 Leanne M. Marten Program Management $170,159 MT
41 Daniel Cullen Microbiology $169,502 WI
42 Thomas C. Jr Harbour Forestry $169,099 DC
43 Name Withheld by the OPM Criminal Investigation $168,953
44 Glenn P. Casamassa Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $168,671 DC
45 Brian Ferebee Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $168,671 DC
46 Jane L. Cottrell-Henifin Miscellaneous Administration And Program $168,606 DC
47 David L. Peterson Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $168,418 WA
48 John A. Stanturf Ecology $167,766 GA
49 Robert L. Doudrick Forestry $167,363 NC
50 Patricia F. Hirami Program Management $167,001 DC
51 Kenneth E. Hammel Chemistry $166,869 WI
52 Frank R. III Thompson Wildlife Biology $165,633 MO
53 Theodore H. Gutman Equal Employment Opportunity $165,235 DC
54 Carl F. Lucero General Engineering $165,029 DC
55 Arthur Ray Bryant Miscellaneous Administration And Program $165,026 DC
56 Robert J. Ross General Engineering $163,858 WI
57 Gregory C. Smith Miscellaneous Administration And Program $162,919 DC
58 Toral Patel-Weynand Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $161,992 DC
59 Thomas L. Schmidt Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $160,950 MN
60 Linda Ann Joyce Rangeland Management $160,759 CO
61 Thomas A. Spies Forestry $160,436 OR
62 Debra S. Pressman Miscellaneous Administration And Program $160,200 DC
63 Jose Luis Linares General Engineering $160,200 OR
64 Stephen A. Marshall General Physical Science $160,200 DC
65 Tina J. Terrell Miscellaneous Administration And Program $160,062 CO
66 Linda L. Langner Economist $159,700 DC
67 Frederick C. Meinzer Ecology $159,580 OR
68 Jan M. Engert Miscellaneous Administration And Program $159,450 CO
69 Louis R. Iverson Ecology $159,091 OH
70 Anna Maria Briatico Miscellaneous Administration And Program $158,700 DC
71 William H. Helin Miscellaneous Administration And Program $158,700 DC
72 Paul Johnson Miscellaneous Administration And Program $158,700 DC
73 Ronald G. Ketter Miscellaneous Administration And Program $158,700 DC
74 Maria C. Lisowski Miscellaneous Administration And Program $158,700 AK
75 Tah Yang Miscellaneous Administration And Program $158,700 DC
76 Jody Noiron Program Management $158,700 CA
77 Jeanne M. Wade Program Management $158,700 CA
78 W Stephen Hart Management And Program Analysis $158,700 DC
79 Douglas W. Crandall Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 DC
80 Ralph H. Crawford Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 PA
81 Richard O. Fitzgerald Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 DC
82 Deborah C. Hayes Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 DC
83 Jane L. Hayes Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 CA
84 Anne P. Hoover Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 DC
85 William J. Lange Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 DC
86 John A. Laurence Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 OR
87 Elizabeth Mayhew Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 DC
88 Alexander S. Moad Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 DC
89 John A. Parrotta Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 DC
90 Stephanie F. Savolaine Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 DC
91 Charles T. Scott Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 PA
92 Peter A. Stine Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 CA
93 Richard D. Ullrich Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 DC
94 Debra L. Whitman Gen Natural Resources Mgt And Bio Sci $158,700 CA
95 John D. Podgwaite Microbiology $158,700 CT
96 Constance I. Millar Genetics $158,700 CA
97 John C. Brissette Forestry $158,700 NH
98 Marilyn A. Buford Forestry $158,700 DC
99 William B. Leak Forestry $158,700 NH
100 E Gregory McPherson Forestry $158,700 CA

Data Sources

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