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Financial Administrator and Programmer - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Financial Administrator and Programmer"

How much does a Financial Administrator and Programmer in the federal government get paid? $98,277.55* *Based on the 2020 average.
13,268 EMPLOYEES
$1.25B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Financial Administrator and Programmer was the 27th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 13,268 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Financial Administration And Program, with an average salary of $91,153.

Government Financial Administration And Program jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Financial Administration And Program job is GS-4, 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

Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.

Agencies that have hired a Financial Administrator and Programmer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 4,343 $91,153.12
Veterans Health Administration 734 $77,581.18
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 513 $72,957.05
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 445 $90,261.75
Federal Emergency Management Agency 380 $93,466.64
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 326 $85,510.85
Veterans Benefits Administration 295 $73,369.15
Federal Bureau of Investigation 279 $120,924.46
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 262 $100,504.19
Department of State 229 $111,986.76
Federal Aviation Administration 225 $100,261.44
Forest Service 213 $78,714.55
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 211 $116,834.24
Transportation Security Administration 195 $101,629.38
Goddard Space Flight Center 195 $113,106.39
Social Security Administration 185 $116,443.25
Federal Highway Administration 162 $98,347.27
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 135 $176,799.99
Environmental Protection Agency 134 $104,018.53
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 129 $123,344.47
Department of Energy 128 $113,254.88
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 117 $111,738.22
Customs and Border Protection 116 $139,827.80
Drug Enforcement Administration 115 $112,712.76
Fpac Business Center 107 $99,794.76
Offices, Boards and Divisions 107 $125,884.41
U.S. Coast Guard 103 $97,529.10
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 99 $92,577.35
National Institutes of Health 82 $114,675.04
National Park Service 79 $90,190.51
Geological Survey 73 $103,230.56
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 72 $126,090.78
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 71 $105,935.90
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 68 $106,400.97
U.S. Secret Service 62 $108,879.40
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 59 $88,970.02
U.S. Marshals Service 58 $89,613.95
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 58 $106,859.34
Food and Drug Administration 57 $112,625.88
Administration for Children and Families 51 $105,795.39
Natural Resources Conservation Service 51 $94,906.75
Government Printing Office 50 $108,239.64
Small Business Administration 48 $123,637.40
Bureau of Land Management 47 $74,830.06
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 47 $85,925.98
Citizenship and Immigration Services 46 $108,927.96
Food Safety and Inspection Service 45 $88,290.20
Indian Health Service 45 $99,671.16
Office of Secretary of Transportation 45 $133,501.44
U.S. Trustee Program 45 $143,942.98
Office of Personnel Management 44 $110,753.20
U.S. Agency for International Development 42 $122,175.31
Bureau of Reclamation 39 $89,917.79
Indian Affairs 37 $86,406.78
Departmental Offices 37 $144,696.03
Rural Housing Service 36 $98,236.75
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 35 $137,498.69
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 35 $128,248.17
Securities and Exchange Commission 35 $167,217.54
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 34 $137,386.74
Patent and Trademark Office 32 $128,346.81
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 32 $126,794.53
Peace Corps 31 $88,993.87
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 30 $108,410.23
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 30 $96,291.33
Health Resources and Services Administration 29 $142,118.90
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 26 $113,962.88
National Science Foundation 26 $144,804.04
National Credit Union Administration 26 $283,000.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 25 $105,323.76
Corporation for National and Community Service 25 $94,817.12
Bureau of the Census 23 $104,755.39
Langley Research Center 23 $131,248.48
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 23 $118,578.96
Agricultural Research Service 22 $116,684.95
Office of Comptroller of Currency 21 $125,022.52
Program Support Center 21 $127,764.10
Science and Technology Directorate 21 $107,145.24
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 21 $130,654.50
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 19 $105,221.83
Headquarters, Nasa 18 $129,724.33
Federal Communications Commission 18 $139,888.11
Federal Housing Finance Agency 17 $186,561.73
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 17 $138,489.24
Office of Administration 17 $112,402.94
Maritime Administration 16 $115,118.88
Ames Research Center 16 $121,909.13
Office of Management and Budget 16 $139,238.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 15 $110,593.60
Broadcasting Board of Governors 14 $104,311.14
Railroad Retirement Board 14 $128,609.00
Federal Acquisition Service 14 $109,230.50
Millennium Challenge Corporation 13 $170,302.62
Dryden Flight Research Center 13 $113,018.15
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 13 $126,572.46
Federal Student Aid 13 $157,619.15
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 12 $104,984.00
Food and Nutrition Service 12 $137,830.58
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 12 $134,110.33
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 11 $105,362.91
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 11 $127,765.09
National Protection and Programs Directorate 10 $123,178.90
U.S. Mint 10 $126,815.40
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 $120,409.20
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 10 $123,142.30
John F. Kennedy Space Center 9 $119,942.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 9 $133,380.33
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 8 $85,192.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 8 $94,585.63
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $127,472.63
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 8 $110,500.25
Office of the Director 8 $119,091.75
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 7 $110,653.86
Employment and Training Administration 7 $149,858.86
National Gallery of Art 6 $156,806.00
Federal Transit Administration 6 $109,630.33
National Cemetery Administration 6 $110,274.83
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $139,959.67
Bureau of Labor Statistics 6 $95,653.83
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 $120,892.20
Executive Office for Immigration Review 5 $104,479.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 5 $91,973.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 5 $120,026.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $150,626.75
Federal Election Commission 4 $119,902.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 4 $0.00
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 4 $111,880.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 4 $140,178.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 4 $132,443.50
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 4 $142,545.25
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 4 $109,061.00
Trade and Development Agency 4 $107,259.25
Pretrial Services Agency 4 $103,122.75
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 4 $129,429.25
Office of Administrative Services 4 $122,043.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $126,542.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 3 $102,295.33
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 3 $126,789.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $162,072.67
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 3 $127,235.33
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 3 $119,673.67
Federal Maritime Commission 3 $107,664.33
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $97,133.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 3 $125,551.00
Office of Justice Programs 3 $166,043.33
Farm Credit Administration 3 $249,271.00
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 3 $108,827.67
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 3 $150,271.67
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 3 $144,186.67
Administration for Community Living 2 $87,943.50
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 2 $155,231.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $164,858.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 2 $113,027.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $107,796.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $162,098.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 2 $136,931.50
National Mediation Board 2 $137,202.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $130,788.50
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $89,957.00
Office of Budget and Program Analysis 2 $183,735.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $105,563.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $111,598.50
Federal Labor Relations Authority 2 $150,102.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $143,976.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $177,716.50
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $192,378.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $128,633.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 2 $97,369.50
Employee Benefits Security Administration 2 $160,210.50
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 2 $158,054.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 2 $84,034.00
Denali Commission 2 $110,528.50
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 2 $134,660.50
Presidio Trust 2 $163,853.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $82,834.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $89,510.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $86,335.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $166,487.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $145,578.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $77,396.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $77,396.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $126,620.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $170,800.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 1 $166,487.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $170,800.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $97,848.00
Departmental Administration 1 $133,465.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $170,800.00
African Development Foundation 1 $86,335.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $112,930.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $157,709.00
International Trade Administration 1 $170,800.00
Minority Business Development Agency 1 $170,800.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $170,800.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $149,621.00
International-American Foundation 1 $72,030.00
National Council on Disability 1 $123,198.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $152,215.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $116,353.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $166,487.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $112,930.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $76,832.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $72,030.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 1 $103,605.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $157,709.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $166,487.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $149,621.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $137,491.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $170,800.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $119,775.00
1 $157,709.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $156,973.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $145,578.00
Director for Resource Management 1 $123,198.00
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission 1 $70,072.00

Financial Administrator and Programmer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Financial Administrator and Programmer is $98,277.55. The highest paid Financial Administrator and Programmer made $283,000 in 2020.

Common Financial Administrator and Programmer Payscales

Payscale Number of Financial Administration And Program Employees
GS - General Schedule 11,217
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 532
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 218
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 212
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 192
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 141
ZA - Administrative 115
CG - Corporate Graded 102
ES - Senior Executive Service 66
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 58
IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) 55
PG - Printing Office Grades 50
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 35
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 35
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 34
CM - Fdic Supervisory And Managerial Positions Below The Executive Level Only 28
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 23
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 21
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 17
SL - Senior Level Positions 13
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 13
CU - Credit Union Employees 13
MC - Employees Of The Millennium Challenge Corporation Appointed Under Public Law 108-199 Only. 13
SS - Senior Staff Positions 13
IT - Employees Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) Of The Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief 11
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 9
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 9
EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only 5
SW - Transportation Security Administration Executives 3
VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial 3
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 2
LL - Executives At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 1
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 0500 ACCOUNTING AND BUDGET GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Financial Administration and Program jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Budget Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Highway SafetyAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Equal Employment OpportunityAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Property DisposalAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Recreation SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Financial Administration And Program Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Financial Administrator and Programmer was $69,465. Since then, the average pay has increased to $98,278 in 2020.


Data Sources

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