Financial Analyst - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Financial Analyst"

How much does a Financial Analyst in the federal government get paid? $136,575.52* *Based on the 2018 average.

Financial Analyst was the 147th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 1,274 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation hired the most employees titled Financial Analysis, with an average salary of $167,005.

Government Financial Analysis jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Financial Analysis 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

This occupation includes all positions the duties of which are to direct or perform analytical and evaluative work requiring a comprehensive knowledge of (1) the theory and principles of finance applicable to the full range of financial operations and transactions involved in the general activities of the various types of business corporate organizations; (2) the financial and management organization, operations, and practices of such corporate organizations; (3) pertinent statutory or regulatory provisions; and (4) related basic economic, accounting, and legal principles.

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 Analyst

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 349 $167,005.29
Small Business Administration 90 $115,991.71
Federal Housing Finance Agency 67 $179,623.48
Departmental Offices 65 $132,298.98
Federal Bureau of Investigation 59 $115,594.40
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 51 $125,487.16
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 51 $103,525.88
Securities and Exchange Commission 45 $195,799.64
Department of Energy 41 $102,337.71
Environmental Protection Agency 35 $108,401.45
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 33 $116,154.64
Office of Comptroller of Currency 31 $165,841.13
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 28 $112,579.96
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 25 $100,698.04
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 22 $100,958.36
Federal Student Aid 21 $117,484.86
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 19 $102,429.74
Internal Revenue Service 17 $132,522.18
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 14 $98,394.07
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 14 $95,666.00
Veterans Health Administration 13 $100,769.85
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 12 $116,774.33
National Credit Union Administration 12 $1,250.00
Maritime Administration 11 $113,203.73
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 11 $103,899.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 10 $110,299.30
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 10 $99,737.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 9 $98,563.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 9 $111,625.33
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 8 $102,069.88
Federal Highway Administration 7 $129,383.29
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 7 $109,836.14
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 6 $118,956.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 6 $109,588.67
Farm Credit Administration 4 $144,707.75
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 4 $97,070.75
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 4 $102,225.75
National Park Service 4 $95,807.25
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $148,256.50
Employee Benefits Security Administration 4 $116,102.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 4 $129,503.00
Federal Transit Administration 4 $95,917.75
Armed Forces Retirement Home 3 $79,340.67
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $120,064.50
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $156,639.50
Office of Administrative Services 2 $88,210.50
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $72,250.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $105,537.00
Rural Utilities Service 2 $132,851.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $107,435.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $113,755.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $162,650.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $110,595.00
Indian Affairs 1 $137,855.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $97,956.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $60,210.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $138,160.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $84,962.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $80,769.00
Economic Development Administration 1 $146,010.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $159,034.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $101,809.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $162,125.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $140,999.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $107,435.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $153,730.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $107,894.00

Financial Analyst Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Financial Analyst is $136,575.52. The highest paid Financial Analyst made $286,345 in 2018.

Common Financial Analyst Payscales

Payscale Number of Financial Analysis Employees
GS - General Schedule 716
CG - Corporate Graded 325
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 65
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 44
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 31
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 21
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 16
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 14
CU - Credit Union Employees 12
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 12
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 5
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 3
CX - Senior Expert Positions In The Fdic 3
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 2
ZA - Administrative 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 1
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,915.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Financial Analysis 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
Meteorological TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Property Disposal Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Trade SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Recreation Aid and AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Clothing DesignAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Financial Analysis Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Financial Analyst was $82,864. Since then, the average pay has increased to $136,576 in 2018.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1160.

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