Accountant - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Accountant"

How much does an Accountant in the federal government get paid? $92,595.45* *Based on the 2007 average.
7,372 EMPLOYEES
$682.43M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Accountant was the 35th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 7,372 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission hired the most employees titled Accounting, with an average salary of $141,557.

Government Accounting jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Accounting job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired an Accountant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Securities and Exchange Commission 933 $141,557.20
Veterans Health Administration 405 $61,449.94
Department of Energy 340 $89,994.38
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 232 $63,640.47
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 216 $86,915.09
Financial Management Service 194 $92,100.03
Bureau of the Public Debt 185 $71,867.78
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 171 $81,471.19
Program Support Center 166 $90,993.45
Farm Service Agency 161 $78,828.57
Federal Aviation Administration 156 $79,443.04
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 151 $81,278.97
Environmental Protection Agency 142 $92,324.39
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 141 $92,580.48
Forest Service 127 $75,676.92
Department of State 118 $80,613.54
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 95 $82,376.25
U.S. Coast Guard 94 $78,117.13
Bureau of Reclamation 94 $76,280.16
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 92 $85,494.27
Rural Housing Service 90 $79,593.48
Veterans Benefits Administration 86 $70,737.05
Office of Justice Programs 79 $89,063.39
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 77 $90,965.78
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 75 $84,521.05
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 73 $113,588.29
Internal Revenue Service 66 $83,199.23
Offices, Boards and Divisions 63 $90,428.51
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 62 $86,612.21
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 62 $95,417.39
Headquarters, Nasa 62 $98,527.66
Bureau of Economic Analysis 61 $82,458.08
Federal Emergency Management Agency 57 $85,902.44
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 57 $119,096.70
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 55 $89,488.09
Drug Enforcement Administration 53 $92,070.57
Goddard Space Flight Center 53 $90,693.79
Social Security Administration 53 $90,824.02
Indian Health Service 51 $71,075.53
National Institutes of Health 51 $92,910.31
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 51 $91,485.39
Federal Student Aid 48 $100,049.54
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 47 $98,743.43
Agency for International Development 47 $82,760.70
Office of Personnel Management 46 $92,559.96
Bureau of the Census 44 $77,740.55
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 43 $86,702.14
Rural Utilities Service 42 $91,341.95
Food and Nutrition Service 42 $90,104.12
National Institute of Standards and Technology 41 $82,293.51
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 39 $88,320.79
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 39 $87,039.00
U.S. Mint 38 $88,496.21
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 36 $100,638.17
Small Business Administration 36 $99,767.75
National Park Service 35 $88,439.74
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 31 $77,632.90
John F. Kennedy Space Center 29 $81,756.62
Geological Survey 29 $92,167.34
Langley Research Center 27 $80,365.15
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 27 $100,980.30
Government Printing Office 27 $84,187.81
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 26 $84,243.50
Food and Drug Administration 26 $91,202.27
Patent and Trademark Office 25 $92,160.20
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 25 $93,082.56
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 25 $93,278.80
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 25 $113,307.24
Departmental Offices 24 $96,989.88
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 24 $80,051.88
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 22 $99,078.86
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 22 $93,877.86
Office of Comptroller of Currency 22 $123,596.64
U.S. Secret Service 22 $91,609.82
Bureau of Land Management 22 $89,717.05
Indian Affairs 22 $85,857.00
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight 21 $125,698.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 21 $85,880.76
National Archives and Records Administration 20 $90,582.80
Transportation Security Administration 20 $100,435.55
International Trade Administration 19 $93,171.26
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 19 $94,608.84
Federal Communications Commission 19 $113,505.47
National Science Foundation 19 $104,742.11
Risk Management Agency 18 $83,757.06
Federal Bureau of Investigation 17 $95,936.82
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 17 $81,140.76
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 17 $76,502.06
Federal Highway Administration 16 $93,701.44
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 16 $94,150.06
U.S. Marshals Service 16 $85,868.06
Employment and Training Administration 16 $82,680.94
Office of Thrift Supervision 15 $132,217.73
Ames Research Center 14 $89,719.93
Corporation for National and Community Service 14 $91,848.71
Federal Transit Administration 13 $100,133.00
Railroad Retirement Board 12 $99,368.75
Office of Secretary of Transportation 12 $109,029.75
Agricultural Research Service 11 $96,347.91
John C. Stennis Space Center 11 $61,438.55
Federal Trade Commission 11 $107,363.36
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 10 $86,418.90
Health Resources and Services Administration 9 $101,654.00
Peace Corps 9 $85,409.11
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 9 $78,791.44
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 9 $78,236.44
Export-Import Bank of the United States 8 $106,276.75
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 8 $87,975.75
National Technical Information Service 8 $94,762.13
Natural Resources Conservation Service 7 $94,665.57
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 7 $80,405.29
Employment Standards Administration 7 $90,559.29
National Cemetery Administration 7 $80,967.86
Presidio Trust 6 $83,177.67
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 6 $106,540.83
Maritime Administration 6 $115,770.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 6 $97,712.83
Office of Administration 6 $85,832.83
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 5 $79,654.80
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $70,795.60
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 5 $104,105.40
National Gallery of Art 5 $121,264.00
National Transportation Safety Board 5 $109,366.60
National Labor Relations Board 5 $94,478.40
Bureau of Labor Statistics 5 $88,496.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $84,982.80
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 5 $106,783.60
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $107,072.40
Farm Credit Administration 4 $136,943.75
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 4 $107,863.25
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $86,944.25
Federal Railroad Administration 4 $92,841.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 4 $74,041.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 4 $125,131.75
American Battle Monuments Commission 4 $93,135.25
National Endowment for the Arts 4 $94,640.75
National Endowment for the Humanities 4 $101,557.75
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 4 $142,049.75
National Credit Union Administration 4 $100,399.00
Government National Mortgage Association 3 $86,492.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 3 $90,016.00
Federal Election Commission 3 $107,664.33
Employee Benefits Security Administration 3 $100,389.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $79,505.00
Federal Housing Finance Board 3 $150,536.00
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $95,452.33
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 3 $79,940.67
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $85,582.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $75,968.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $59,473.50
Office of Governmentwide Policy 2 $111,522.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 2 $95,385.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $72,718.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $98,513.00
Selective Service System 2 $83,099.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $117,536.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $79,397.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $91,300.50
Administration for Children and Families 2 $55,706.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $109,458.50
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 2 $117,544.00
Office of the Director 2 $104,172.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $75,414.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $112,586.00
1 $30,386.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $80,442.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $96,000.00
Departmental Administration 1 $93,822.00
National Mediation Board 1 $73,445.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $121,967.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $109,834.00
Office of Management and Budget 1 $121,399.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $66,042.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $92,632.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $82,349.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $103,967.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $115,713.00

Accountant Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Accountant is $92,595.45. The highest paid Accountant made $222,500 in 2007.

Common Accountant Payscales

Payscale Number of Accounting Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,634
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 924
ZA - Administrative 198
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 156
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 117
CG - Corporate Graded 56
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 49
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 36
PG - Printing Office Grades 27
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 22
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 21
ES - Senior Executive Service 20
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 20
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 15
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 14
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 10
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 9
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 9
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 7
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 5
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 5
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 4
CU - Credit Union Employees 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
TM - Federal Housing Finance Board Merit Pay 2
EG - Consultant (other) 1
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
TF - Federal Housing Finance Board Executive 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 0500 ACCOUNTING AND BUDGET GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Accounting jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
PhysiologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Library TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Equal Opportunity InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Education ResearchProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Clerk-TypistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Accounting Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for an Accountant was $83,282. Since then, the average pay has increased to $114,553 in 2018.


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.

Federal employee salaries are public information under open government laws (5 U.S.C. § 552). FederalPay provides this data in the interest of government transparency — employee data may not be used for commercial soliciting or vending of any kind. Learn more about the FederalPay Employees Dataset here.

The series code of this occupation is 0510.

** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/employees/occupations/accounting/2007