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Financial Manager - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Financial Manager"

How much does a Financial Manager in the federal government get paid? $135,006.47* *Based on the 2018 average.

Financial Manager was the 207th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 671 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Financial Management, with an average salary of $113,270.

Government Financial Management jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Financial Management 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 classes of positions the duties of which are to manage or direct a program for the management of the financial resources of an organizational segment, field establishment, bureau, department, independent agency, or other organizational entity of the Federal Government when the duties and responsibilities include: (a) developing, coordinating, and maintaining an integrated system of financial staff services including at least accounting, budgeting, and management-financial reporting, and sometimes also one or more of such related staff services as auditing, credit analysis, management analysis, etc.; (b) exercising effective control over the financial resources of the organization; (c) coordinating and synthesizing financial and management data so as to interpret the composite financial results of operations to all levels of the organization's management; (d) advising on, developing, coordinating, and carrying out financial policies, procedures, and plans; (e) reviewing, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting upon program accomplishments in financial terms; and (f) advising and assisting the management officials of the organization served by supplying financial management advice required to make management decisions, establish organizational goals and objectives, and in all respects to manage the organization.

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 Manager

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 238 $113,269.61
Agency for International Development 108 $127,371.81
Department of Energy 15 $149,190.36
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 14 $139,854.07
Offices, Boards and Divisions 13 $153,665.54
Indian Health Service 10 $111,785.20
Departmental Offices 9 $144,429.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 9 $138,382.56
Environmental Protection Agency 9 $152,908.67
Federal Housing Finance Agency 7 $157,582.71
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 7 $148,203.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 7 $129,349.43
Department of State 6 $164,311.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 6 $127,156.17
Internal Revenue Service 6 $178,910.83
U.S. Mint 6 $150,731.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 6 $165,254.83
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $122,092.80
Ames Research Center 5 $163,797.40
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $138,503.20
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $137,942.50
National Credit Union Administration 4 $2,750.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $133,802.25
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $160,772.50
National Park Service 4 $136,769.75
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $186,366.67
Federal Highway Administration 3 $103,576.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $213,778.33
National Institutes of Health 3 $175,910.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $195,211.67
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $133,734.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $180,723.67
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $154,790.67
Federal Trade Commission 2 $172,175.00
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $173,846.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $133,004.50
Program Support Center 2 $176,950.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $173,814.50
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $158,815.00
Government Printing Office 2 $171,805.50
Food and Drug Administration 2 $184,440.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $140,620.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $174,710.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $169,370.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 2 $173,176.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $141,796.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $176,804.50
Langley Research Center 2 $152,653.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $180,666.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $172,184.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $164,867.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $166,230.50
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 2 $140,145.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $152,179.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $174,450.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 2 $181,665.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $171,338.50
Patent and Trademark Office 2 $184,350.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $112,463.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $166,467.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 2 $173,109.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $183,739.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $183,250.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2 $160,627.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 2 $167,659.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $224,786.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $198,956.50
Indian Affairs 2 $99,424.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $165,195.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $158,123.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $72,168.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $205,458.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $161,900.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $144,945.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $173,321.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $158,901.00
Director for Resource Management 1 $141,894.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $187,000.00
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 1 $139,167.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $187,000.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $182,789.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $165,000.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $174,764.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $134,501.00
Presidio Trust 1 $199,095.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $166,900.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $131,214.00
International-American Foundation 1 $125,723.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $172,062.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $153,730.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $151,616.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $154,429.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $131,767.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $158,123.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $175,965.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $187,000.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $134,426.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $158,312.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $158,123.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $131,767.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $136,160.00
Morris K Udall 1 $76,897.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $164,599.00
Selective Service System 1 $154,337.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $187,000.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $181,000.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $184,100.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $187,000.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $169,000.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $108,668.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $172,506.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $158,123.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $161,900.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $177,400.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $123,223.00
African Development Foundation 1 $131,767.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $174,927.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $170,358.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $161,900.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $177,400.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $172,100.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $164,900.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $187,000.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $140,552.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $161,900.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $187,000.00
Office of the Director 1 $182,687.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $153,730.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $163,900.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $187,000.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $154,930.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $131,833.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $161,900.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $233,115.00

Financial Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Financial Manager is $135,006.47. The highest paid Financial Manager made $255,554 in 2018.

Common Financial Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Financial Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 424
ES - Senior Executive Service 113
FO - Foreign Service Officers 76
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 20
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 7
FE - Senior Foreign Service 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
ZA - Administrative 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 2
SS - Senior Staff Positions 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 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 Management 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
Respiratory TherapistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Military PayClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Commissary ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Agricultural MarketingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Outdoor Recreation PlanningAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Financial Management Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Financial Manager was $99,268. Since then, the average pay has increased to $135,006 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.

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The series code of this occupation is 0505.

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