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Highest-Paid Employees of the Geological Survey

$174,487.53 AVERAGE PAY
$17.45M TOTAL PAY

This table shows the top-earning Federal employees of the Geological Survey in 2018, 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 Tyler B. Coplen Chemistry $188,500 VA
2 James E. Cloern General Physical Science $187,869 CA
3 Darrell K. Nordstrom Hydrology $187,818 CO
4 Arthur D. Frankel Geophysics $187,500 WA
5 James D. R. Applegate General Physical Science $187,000 VA
6 Julio L. Betancourt Hydrology $187,000 VA
7 Thomas M. Cronin Geology $187,000 VA
8 Max M. Ethridge General Physical Science $187,000 CO
9 Kevin T. Gallagher Program Management $187,000 VA
10 Roseann C. Gonzales-Schreiner Program Management $187,000 CO
11 James Rodney Hein Geology $187,000 CA
12 Francis P. Kelly General Physical Science $187,000 SD
13 Anne E. Kinsinger General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $187,000 VA
14 Ronald S. Oremland Hydrology $187,000 CA
15 John R. Sauer Wildlife Biology $187,000 MD
16 David J. Wald Geophysics $187,000 CO
17 William H. Werkheiser General Physical Science $187,000 VA
18 Timothy S. Quinn Information Technology Management $186,992 VA
19 Martin B. Goldhaber Chemistry $186,923 CO
20 Paul C. D. Milly Hydrology $185,959 NJ
21 Brink Uri Ten Geophysics $185,906 MA
22 Thomas E. Parsons Geophysics $185,431 CA
23 David W. Houseknecht Geology $185,299 VA
24 Edward W. Hildreth Geology $185,091 CA
25 Ivan B. Deloatch General Physical Science $185,074 VA
26 Thomas Ralph Loveland General Physical Science $184,202 SD
27 Timothy S. Collett Geology $183,857 CO
28 Steven E. Ingebritsen Hydrology $183,664 CA
29 Thomas E. Martin Wildlife Biology $183,312 MT
30 John Karl F. P. Bohlke Hydrology $182,907 VA
31 Daniel R. Muhs Geology $182,789 CO
32 L. David Mech Wildlife Biology $182,468 MN
33 William Stanley Leith General Physical Science $181,972 VA
34 Allen M. Shapiro Hydrology $181,471 VA
35 Kevin D. Lafferty Ecology $180,406 CA
36 Michael Dettinger Hydrology $180,139 NV
37 Donna N. Myers Hydrology $180,131 CO
38 William L. Cunningham Hydrology $179,360 VA
39 Craig R. Robinson General Physical Science $178,920 VA
40 Jill S. Baron Ecology $178,905 CO
41 Gregory J. McCabe General Physical Science $177,765 CO
42 Jayne Belnap Ecology $177,318 UT
43 Cynthia Louise Lodge Financial Administration And Program $177,202
44 Betsy J. Hildebrandt Program Management $177,137 VA
45 Ward E. Sanford Hydrology $176,767 VA
46 Richard M. Iverson Hydrology $175,672 WA
47 Anthony D. McGuire Ecology $175,576 AK
48 Richard C. Ferrero General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $175,001 WA
49 Victor F. Labson General Physical Science $174,968 VA
50 Thomas C. Hanks Geophysics $174,143 CA
51 Ronald W. Harvey Hydrology $173,680 CO
52 Donald L. Deangelis Ecology $173,200 FL
53 James B. Grace Ecology $172,943 LA
54 Robert R. Mason Hydrology $172,493 VA
55 Aimee Marie Devaris General Physical Science $172,138 AK
56 Judy Jennifer Nowakowski Miscellaneous Administration And Program $171,614 VA
57 Mark K. Sogge General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $171,315 CA
58 Donald Walter Cline General Physical Science $170,964 VA
59 Joseph V. Seger Program Management $170,900 VA
60 Susan M. Haig Wildlife Biology $170,113 OR
61 Geoffrey S. Plumlee General Physical Science $169,998 VA
62 John Francis Organ General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $168,978 VA
63 David A. Lockner Geophysics $168,315 CA
64 Jeffrey A. Royle Statistics $168,315 MD
65 Robert R. Seal Geology $168,315 VA
66 Stephen D. McCormick Physiology $167,758 MA
67 Leon M. Carl General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $166,613 MI
68 Paul E. Exter Program Management $166,400 MD
69 Mark David Naftzger Cartography $165,400 VA
70 Thomas C. Wood Program Management $164,900 VA
71 Donald E. Tillitt Toxicology $164,786 MO
72 John C. Brock Geology $164,650 VA
73 Katherine M. McCulloch Program Management $164,150 VA
74 Cheryl A. Morris Program Management $164,150 CO
75 Scott G. Morton Contracting $164,150 VA
76 Michael H. Tupper Program Management $164,051 VA
77 Brad T. Aagaard Geophysics $163,900 CA
78 Joan S. Gomberg Geophysics $163,900 WA
79 Pamela S. Haverland Management And Program Analysis $163,900 VA
80 Andrew J. Michael Geophysics $163,900 CA
81 Nancy B. Sternberg Management And Program Analysis $163,900 VA
82 Marianne V. Lukas Cartography $163,400 VA
83 David L. Saghy Geography $163,400 VA
84 Kenneth M. Shaffer Geography $163,400 VA
85 Eldrich L. Frazier Program Management $163,200 VA
86 Ray T. Benjamin Miscellaneous Administration And Program $163,150 VA
87 Julie Vendetta Wozniak Program Management $163,150 VA
88 Anne Nmn Barrett Budget Analysis $162,900 VA
89 John W. Haines General Physical Science $162,900 VA
90 Laurence G. Miller Oceanography $162,900 CA
91 Barnaby J. Watten Fish Biology $162,700 WV
92 Richard B. Wanty Chemistry $162,650 CO
93 Craig A. Johnson Geology $162,600 CO
94 Karen Duttweiler Kelley Geology $162,600 CO
95 Eugene S. Schweig Geology $162,600 CO
96 Barbara A. Bekins Hydrology $162,400 CA
97 Thomas M. Brocher Geophysics $162,400 CA
98 Eric L. Geist Geophysics $162,400 CA
99 Karen Lund Geology $162,400 CO
100 Thomas W. Sisson Geology $162,400 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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