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Highest-Paid Employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

$180,581.80 AVERAGE PAY
$18.06M TOTAL PAY

This table shows the top-earning Federal employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2017, 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 James W. Balsiger Miscellaneous Administration And Program $187,000 AK
2 Petrus P. Tans Physics $187,000 CO
3 Benjamin P. Friedman Miscellaneous Administration And Program $187,000 DC
4 Christopher Cartwright Financial Administration And Program $187,000 DC
5 Louisa Nmn Koch General Physical Science $187,000 DC
6 Robert M. Atlas Oceanography $187,000 FL
7 Roy E. Crabtree Miscellaneous Administration And Program $187,000 FL
8 Ben K. Kyger Information Technology Management $187,000 MD
9 Steven J. Goodman General Physical Science $187,000 MD
10 Gregory A. Mandt General Physical Science $187,000 MD
11 Kimberlyn J. Bauhs Human Resources Management $187,000 MD
12 Paul N. Doremus Miscellaneous Administration And Program $187,000 MD
13 Samuel D. Rauch Miscellaneous Administration And Program $187,000 MD
14 Anthony G. Wilhelm Miscellaneous Administration And Program $187,000 MD
15 Zachary G. Goldstein Program Management $187,000 MD
16 Mark Stefan Paese Program Management $187,000 MD
17 Gary C. Reisner Program Management $187,000 MD
18 Edward C. Cyr Fish And Wildlife Administration $187,000 MD
19 Patricia A. Montanio Fish And Wildlife Administration $187,000 MD
20 Alan D. Risenhoover Fish And Wildlife Administration $187,000 MD
21 Francisco E. Werner Fish Biology $187,000 MD
22 Deirdre R. Jones General Engineering $187,000 MD
23 William Russell Callender General Physical Science $187,000 MD
24 Mary C. Erickson General Physical Science $187,000 MD
25 Gary C. Matlock General Physical Science $187,000 MD
26 Craig N. McLean General Physical Science $187,000 MD
27 John Daniel Murphy General Physical Science $187,000 MD
28 Louis W. Uccellini General Physical Science $187,000 MD
29 Stephen Michael Volz General Physical Science $187,000 MD
30 David G. Westerholm General Physical Science $187,000 MD
31 John K. Bullard Miscellaneous Administration And Program $187,000 MA
32 Isaac M. Held Meteorology $187,000 NJ
33 Venkatachala Ramaswamy Meteorology $187,000 NJ
34 Jason P. Tuell General Physical Science $187,000 NY
35 Mary S. Wohlgemuth General Physical Science $187,000 NC
36 Dusan S. Zrnic General Physical Science $187,000 OK
37 Richard D. Methot Fish Biology $187,000 WA
38 Richard A. Feely Oceanography $187,000 WA
39 Michael J. McPhaden Oceanography $187,000 WA
40 David W. Fahey Physics $186,951 CO
41 Harry A. Cikanek General Physical Science $186,951 MD
42 Christopher S. Strager General Physical Science $186,770 MO
43 Kevin C. Cooley Program Management $186,233 MD
44 Donna S. Wieting Fish And Wildlife Administration $185,928 MD
45 John Edward Potts Financial Administration And Program $185,399 MD
46 Douglas P. Demaster Fish Biology $185,100 AK
47 Vanessa L. Griffin General Physical Science $184,156 MD
48 Mitchell D. Goldberg Hydrology $183,715 MD
49 Jonathan R. Pennock General Physical Science $183,154 MD
50 William M. Lapenta Meteorology $183,019 MD
51 Steven E. Koch Meteorology $182,739 OK
52 Richard F. Edwing General Physical Science $181,867 MD
53 Cherish K. Johnson Financial Administration And Program $181,794 MD
54 Grant A. Cooper General Physical Science $181,127 UT
55 Heather S. Book General Attorney $180,947 DC
56 Albert B. Spencer General Engineering $179,169 MD
57 Douglas Lipton Fish Biology $178,789 MD
58 William Scott Smullen Program Management $178,564 DC
59 Kevin E. Kelleher General Physical Science $178,350 CO
60 Carven A. Scott General Physical Science $178,346 AK
61 Irene Parker Program Management $178,335 MD
62 Richard G. Marlow General Physical Science $178,000 MD
63 Michael David Tosatto Miscellaneous Administration And Program $177,515 HI
64 Robert S. Webb General Physical Science $177,492 CO
65 Adam Dov Issenberg General Attorney $176,757 MD
66 Andrew D. Stern General Physical Science $176,633 MD
67 Steven G. Cooper General Physical Science $176,633 TX
68 Kimberly A. Darling Accounting $176,569 MD
69 John J. Henderschedt Miscellaneous Administration And Program $176,400 WA
70 David J. Holst Financial Administration And Program $176,382 MD
71 Jason S. Link Fish Biology $176,113 MA
72 Joseph A. Pica Program Management $176,038 MD
73 Richard H. Wanninkhof Oceanography $174,802 FL
74 Bonnie J. Ponwith Fish Biology $174,265 FL
75 Monica Grasso Economist $174,257 MD
76 Jeffrey S. Dillen General Attorney $174,133 DC
77 Brian T. Pawlak Miscellaneous Administration And Program $174,047 MD
78 Ming Ji General Physical Science $174,030 MD
79 Russell Stephen Schneider General Physical Science $173,935 OK
80 John Victor Cortinas Meteorology $173,144 MD
81 Ko Nmn Barrett General Physical Science $173,124 MD
82 Christopher L. Sabine Oceanography $173,025 WA
83 Thomas L. Delworth Meteorology $172,379 NJ
84 Steven Nmn Petersen General Physical Science $172,104 MD
85 Stanley G. Benjamin Meteorology $171,614 CO
86 James H. Butler Physics $171,602 CO
87 Roger S. Pulwarty Physics $171,363 CO
88 Mark N. Seiler Financial Administration And Program $171,267 DC
89 Douglas A. Perry Program Management $170,285 MD
90 Carl C. Gouldman General Physical Science $169,918 MD
91 Thomas M. Graziano General Physical Science $169,918 MD
92 Boeuf Nicole R. Le General Physical Science $169,918 MD
93 Jonathan A. Hare Fish Biology $169,918 MA
94 Barry A. Thom Miscellaneous Administration And Program $169,918 OR
95 Michael P. Seki Fish Biology $169,904 HI
96 Karen St.germain General Physical Science $169,827 MD
97 Thomas J. Cuff General Physical Science $169,738 MD
98 Margarita Elena Gregg General Physical Science $168,601 NC
99 Jeffrey L. Payne Program Management $168,222 SC
100 Helmut Portmann General Engineering $167,987 MS

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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