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Highest-Paid Employees of the National Science Foundation

$182,820.25 AVERAGE PAY
$18.28M TOTAL PAY

This table shows the top-earning Federal employees of the National Science Foundation in 2017, based on OPM data (base salary + bonuses).

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

Some employee names may be withheld by the OPM or individual agencies.
Rank Name Occupation Total Pay Location
1 Michael C. Sieverts Budget Analysis $217,920 VA
2 Amanda Hallberg-Greenwell Miscellaneous Administration And Program $187,000 VA
3 Joanne S. Tornow Miscellaneous Administration And Program $187,000 VA
4 Wanda E. Ward Miscellaneous Administration And Program $187,000 VA
5 Rebecca Lynn Keiser Program Management $187,000 VA
6 Stephanie A. Short Program Management $187,000 VA
7 Alan F. Boehm General Attorney $187,000 VA
8 Kenneth D. Chason General Attorney $187,000 VA
9 Lawrence Rudolph General Attorney $187,000 VA
10 C. Suzanne Iacono General Physical Science $187,000 VA
11 Joan E. Ferrini-Mundy General Education And Training $187,000 VA
12 Robert M. Groves Social Science $186,787
13 James S. Jackson Social Science $186,787
14 William C. Lineberger Social Science $186,787
15 Emilio F. Moran Social Science $186,787
16 Roger N. Beachy General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $186,787
17 Vicki L. Chandler General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $186,787
18 John L. Anderson General Engineering $186,787
19 Ruth A. David General Engineering $186,787
20 George P. Peterson General Engineering $186,787
21 Deborah L. Ball General Physical Science $186,787
22 Arthur I. Bienenstock General Physical Science $186,787
23 Inez Y. Fung General Physical Science $186,787
24 Gerard P. Lepage General Physical Science $186,787
25 Stephen L. Mayo General Physical Science $186,787
26 Victor R. McCrary General Physical Science $186,787
27 Julia M. Phillips General Physical Science $186,787
28 Geraldine L. Richmond General Physical Science $186,787
29 Maria T. Zuber General Physical Science $186,787
30 Vinton G. Cerf Computer Science $186,787
31 Sethuraman Panchanathan Computer Science $186,787
32 Anneila I. Sargent Computer Science $186,787
33 Diane L. Souvaine Computer Science $186,787
34 Allison C. Lerner Miscellaneous Administration And Program $186,490 VA
35 Kellina M. Craig-Henderson Social Science $183,700 VA
36 Donna J. Butler Miscellaneous Administration And Program $183,700 VA
37 Margaret A. Cavanaugh General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $183,700 VA
38 Peggy A. Hoyle General Attorney $183,700 VA
39 Teresa A. Grancorvitz General Business And Industry $183,700 VA
40 Matthew J. Hawkins General Business And Industry $183,700 VA
41 Deborah F. Lockhart General Physical Science $183,700 VA
42 Mark W. Coles Physics $183,700 VA
43 Erwin P. Gianchandani Computer Science $183,700 VA
44 Rhonda J. Davis Equal Employment Opportunity $182,406 VA
45 John R. Gawalt Social Science $181,600 VA
46 Wonzie L. Gardner Support Services Administration $181,600 VA
47 William D. Bell General Business And Industry $181,600 VA
48 Jeffery M. Lupis General Business And Industry $181,600 VA
49 Scott G. Borg General Physical Science $181,600 VA
50 C. Denise Caldwell General Physical Science $181,600 VA
51 Kelly K. Falkner General Physical Science $181,600 VA
52 Linda S. Sapochak General Physical Science $181,600 VA
53 Simon N. Stephenson General Physical Science $181,600 VA
54 Brian Stone General Physical Science $181,600 VA
55 Kathryn Sullivan General Physical Science $181,600 VA
56 James S. Ulvestad General Physical Science $181,600 VA
57 Evan Keith Heit General Education And Training $181,600 VA
58 Sylvia M. James General Education And Training $181,600 VA
59 Dorothy E. Aronson Information Technology Management $181,600 VA
60 Jeremy J. Epstein Computer Science $181,324 VA
61 Amy E. Friedlander Computer Science $181,324 VA
62 Michael Scott Wetklow Accounting $181,209 VA
63 Samuel B. Howerton General Physical Science $180,200 VA
64 France A. Cordova General Physical Science $179,700 VA
65 Alan Jeffrey Tomkins Social Science $179,600 VA
66 James O. Deshler General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $179,600 VA
67 Theresa A. Good General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $179,600 VA
68 Robert D. Miller General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $179,600 VA
69 Alan J. Tessier General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $179,600 VA
70 Antony Michael Digiovanni Financial Administration And Program $179,600 VA
71 John H. Lynskey Accounting $179,600 VA
72 Don L. Millard General Engineering $179,600 VA
73 Graciela L. Narcho General Engineering $179,600 VA
74 Mary M. Toney General Engineering $179,600 VA
75 Gregory J. Anderson General Physical Science $179,600 VA
76 Carol A. Bessel General Physical Science $179,600 VA
77 Lisa M. Clough General Physical Science $179,600 VA
78 Teresa A. Davies General Physical Science $179,600 VA
79 Bauke H. Houtman General Physical Science $179,600 VA
80 Sean L. Jones General Physical Science $179,600 VA
81 Bradley D. Keister General Physical Science $179,600 VA
82 Lina C. Patino General Physical Science $179,600 VA
83 Donald L. Rice General Physical Science $179,600 VA
84 Sarah L. Ruth General Physical Science $179,600 VA
85 Tie Luo Mathematics $179,600 VA
86 John C. Cherniavsky Computer Science $179,600 VA
87 Nirmala Kannankutty General Education And Training $179,600 VA
88 Jermelina L. Tupas General Education And Training $179,600 VA
89 Elizabeth Vanderputten General Education And Training $179,600 VA
90 Daniel A. Hofherr Information Technology Management $179,600 VA
91 Emilda B. Rivers Statistics $179,507 VA
92 Ralph A. Gaume General Physical Science $177,800 VA
93 Susanne M. Lafratta-Decker Program Management $177,028 VA
94 Lee L. Zia Mathematics $176,294 VA
95 Pamela G. O.'neil General Natural Resources Management And Biological Sciences $176,211 VA
96 Mark Bell Auditing $176,127 VA
97 Henry A. Warchall Mathematics $176,000 VA
98 Vernon L. Pankonin General Physical Science $175,663 VA
99 Deborah H. Olster Social Science $175,304 VA
100 Thomas J. Baerwald Geography $175,304 VA

Data Sources

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