Highest-Paid Employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

$178,464.44 AVERAGE PAY
$17.85M TOTAL PAY

This table shows the top-earning Federal employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2016, based on OPM data (base salary + bonuses).

The majority of these top-earning employees work in Maryland.

Some employee names may be withheld by the OPM or individual agencies.
Rank Name Occupation Total Pay Location
1 Margaret Adelia Davidson General Physical Science $185,485 SC
2 Thomas R. Karl General Physical Science $185,485 NC
3 James W. Balsiger Miscellaneous Administration And Program $185,100 AK
4 Anthony G. Wilhelm Miscellaneous Administration And Program $185,100 MD
5 Roy E. Crabtree Miscellaneous Administration And Program $185,100 FL
6 Benjamin P. Friedman Miscellaneous Administration And Program $185,100 DC
7 John K. Bullard Miscellaneous Administration And Program $185,100 MA
8 Samuel D. Rauch Miscellaneous Administration And Program $185,100 MD
9 Paul N. Doremus Miscellaneous Administration And Program $185,100 MD
10 Mark Stefan Paese Program Management $185,100 MD
11 Zachary G. Goldstein Program Management $185,100 MD
12 Patricia A. Montanio Fish And Wildlife Administration $185,100 MD
13 Alan D. Risenhoover Fish And Wildlife Administration $185,100 MD
14 Douglas P. Demaster Fish Biology $185,100 AK
15 Richard D. Methot Fish Biology $185,100 WA
16 Francisco E. Werner Fish Biology $185,100 CA
17 Richard L. Merrick Fish Biology $185,100 MD
18 Christopher Cartwright Financial Administration And Program $185,100 MD
19 Jason A. Donaldson Financial Administration And Program $185,100 MD
20 Gary C. Reisner Budget Analysis $185,100 DC
21 Deirdre R. Jones General Engineering $185,100 MD
22 Suzanne Hilding General Engineering $185,100 MD
23 David G. Westerholm General Physical Science $185,100 MD
24 Stephen Michael Volz General Physical Science $185,100 MD
25 Louisa Nmn Koch General Physical Science $185,100 DC
26 Dusan S. Zrnic General Physical Science $185,100 OK
27 Jason P. Tuell General Physical Science $185,100 NY
28 Louis W. Uccellini General Physical Science $185,100 MD
29 Laura Kay Furgione General Physical Science $185,100 MD
30 William Russell Callender General Physical Science $185,100 MD
31 Gregory A. Mandt General Physical Science $185,100 MD
32 Harry A. Cikanek General Physical Science $185,100 MD
33 Thomas F. Burns General Physical Science $185,100 MD
34 David W. Fahey Physics $185,100 CO
35 Petrus P. Tans Physics $185,100 CO
36 Venkatachala Ramaswamy Meteorology $185,100 NJ
37 Isaac M. Held Meteorology $185,100 NJ
38 Michael J. McPhaden Oceanography $185,100 WA
39 Richard A. Feely Oceanography $185,100 WA
40 Ben K. Kyger Information Technology Management $185,100 MD
41 Robert M. Atlas Oceanography $184,135 FL
42 William A. Karp Fish Biology $183,608 MA
43 Kimberlyn J. Bauhs Human Resources Management $183,300 MD
44 Kevin C. Cooley Program Management $183,300 MD
45 John Daniel Murphy General Physical Science $183,300 MD
46 Craig N. McLean General Physical Science $183,300 MD
47 Edward C. Cyr Fish And Wildlife Administration $182,549 MD
48 Vanessa L. Griffin General Physical Science $182,333 MD
49 John E. Stein Fish And Wildlife Administration $181,859 WA
50 Steven E. Koch Meteorology $180,930 OK
51 Steven J. Goodman General Physical Science $180,676 MD
52 Carven A. Scott General Physical Science $178,346 AK
53 Richard G. Marlow General Physical Science $178,000 MD
54 Christopher S. Strager General Physical Science $177,876 MO
55 Alfred Merrill Powell General Physical Science $177,440 MD
56 Albert B. Spencer General Engineering $177,395 MD
57 Richard D. Knabb Meteorology $177,395 FL
58 Donna S. Wieting Fish And Wildlife Administration $177,074 MD
59 Eileen Sobeck Miscellaneous Administration And Program $177,000 MD
60 John Edward Potts Financial Administration And Program $176,570 MD
61 Richard F. Edwing General Physical Science $175,717 MD
62 Grant A. Cooper General Physical Science $175,002 UT
63 Ruth Renee Stone Miscellaneous Administration And Program $175,000 DC
64 Mitchell D. Goldberg Hydrology $174,967 MD
65 Gary C. Matlock General Physical Science $174,545 MD
66 Thomas Crowley Program Management $174,540 MD
67 William M. Lapenta Meteorology $174,304 MD
68 Bonnie J. Ponwith Fish Biology $174,265 FL
69 Monica Grasso Economist $174,257 MD
70 Cherish K. Johnson Miscellaneous Administration And Program $173,137 MD
71 Douglas Lipton Fish Biology $172,743 MD
72 Mary C. Erickson General Physical Science $172,532 MD
73 Ming Ji General Physical Science $172,307 MD
74 James H. Butler Physics $171,602 CO
75 Michael David Tosatto Miscellaneous Administration And Program $171,512 HI
76 Robert S. Webb General Physical Science $171,490 CO
77 Iftikhar Jamil Program Management $170,599 MD
78 Steven Nmn Petersen General Engineering $170,400 MD
79 Joseph A. Pica Program Management $170,085 MD
80 William Scott Smullen Program Management $170,061 DC
81 William W. Stelle Miscellaneous Administration And Program $170,000 WA
82 Laura S. Morton Miscellaneous Administration And Program $170,000 DC
83 Mitchell Jay Ross Contracting $169,995 MD
84 Richard H. Wanninkhof Oceanography $169,978 FL
85 Kevin E. Kelleher General Physical Science $169,857 CO
86 Irene Parker Program Management $169,843 MD
87 Karen St.germain General Physical Science $169,827 MD
88 Adam Dov Issenberg General Attorney $169,340 MD
89 Michael R. Farrar Meteorology $168,311 MD
90 Jeffrey L. Payne Program Management $168,222 SC
91 Michael P. Seki Fish Biology $168,222 HI
92 Steven G. Cooper General Physical Science $168,222 TX
93 Andrew D. Stern General Physical Science $168,222 MD
94 Name Withheld by the OPM General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, And Compliance Series $168,222
95 Brian T. Pawlak Miscellaneous Administration And Program $168,161 MD
96 Kimberly A. Darling Accounting $168,161 MD
97 Russell Stephen Schneider General Physical Science $168,053 OK
98 John J. Henderschedt Miscellaneous Administration And Program $168,000 MD
99 Thomas E. Berger Physics $167,860 CO
100 Jason S. Link Fish Biology $167,727 MA

Data Sources

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