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Financial Manager - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Financial Manager"

How much does a Financial Manager in the federal government get paid? $119,929.30* *Based on the 2009 average.
696 EMPLOYEES
$83.47M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Financial Manager was the 200th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 696 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Financial Management, with an average salary of $106,399.

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 225 $106,398.80
U.S. Agency for International Development 73 $111,707.52
Federal Bureau of Investigation 53 $94,754.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 23 $69,911.26
Offices, Boards and Divisions 17 $128,979.53
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 15 $121,959.40
Department of Energy 15 $137,961.67
Indian Health Service 15 $98,391.60
Environmental Protection Agency 12 $150,507.08
Veterans Benefits Administration 11 $101,533.27
Federal Emergency Management Agency 10 $120,284.90
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $142,243.56
Department of State 8 $140,195.00
Food and Nutrition Service 7 $121,664.57
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 7 $141,159.43
Departmental Offices 6 $138,889.67
Internal Revenue Service 5 $159,128.80
National Park Service 5 $121,046.40
Ames Research Center 5 $152,543.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $111,044.50
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $141,926.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 4 $171,771.50
Federal Highway Administration 4 $108,848.25
Office of Comptroller of Currency 4 $205,588.25
National Institutes of Health 4 $134,087.75
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 4 $168,243.50
National Credit Union Administration 3 $170,420.33
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $154,761.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $105,069.00
Government Printing Office 3 $158,209.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $132,971.00
U.S. Mint 3 $135,008.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $157,472.67
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $139,850.00
Customs and Border Protection 3 $174,050.00
Indian Affairs 3 $80,988.33
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 2 $159,970.50
U.S. Secret Service 2 $165,154.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $158,007.00
International-American Foundation 2 $98,518.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $164,154.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $111,858.50
2 $119,228.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $155,905.50
Langley Research Center 2 $147,144.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $129,310.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $169,950.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $173,475.00
Small Business Administration 2 $146,831.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $150,026.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $164,602.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $143,472.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $151,980.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $198,936.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 $142,023.00
Patent and Trademark Office 2 $168,149.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $173,000.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $159,400.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $94,553.50
Forest Service 2 $106,770.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 2 $152,112.00
Departmental Administration 1 $148,340.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $123,977.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $132,914.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $156,200.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $167,692.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $134,914.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $149,025.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $164,160.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $177,000.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $140,000.00
Economic Development Administration 1 $153,898.00
International Trade Administration 1 $169,176.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $177,000.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $160,784.00
Economics and Statistics Administration 1 $128,886.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $133,679.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $229,050.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $130,388.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $157,081.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $177,000.00
Employment Standards Administration 1 $153,200.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $142,469.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $153,200.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $145,456.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $153,200.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 1 $153,053.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $162,900.00
Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Foundation 1 $130,096.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $164,607.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $176,292.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $161,543.00
Office of the Director 1 $149,997.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $144,997.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $165,500.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $152,969.00
Presidio Trust 1 $171,561.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $143,000.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $140,247.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $122,937.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $154,700.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $130,886.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $167,900.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $80,402.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $177,000.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $166,400.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $171,000.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $130,118.00
Peace Corps 1 $154,700.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $123,519.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $92,723.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $160,925.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $106,145.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $112,995.00
Selective Service System 1 $153,053.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $147,992.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $128,886.00
Maritime Administration 1 $138,161.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $153,200.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $144,997.00
Program Support Center 1 $174,720.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 1 $177,000.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $148,790.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $155,290.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $136,941.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $155,404.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $177,000.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $94,159.00

Financial Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Financial Manager is $119,929.30. The highest paid Financial Manager made $242,999 in 2009.

Common Financial Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Financial Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 484
ES - Senior Executive Service 95
FO - Foreign Service Officers 49
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 18
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 17
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 4
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 2
ZA - Administrative 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1
SS - Senior Staff Positions 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 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
Diagnostic Radiologic TechnologistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Accounting TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Financial AnalysisAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Industrial SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Fingerprint IdentificationClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Financial Management Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Financial Manager was $99,268. Since then, the average pay has increased to $139,880 in 2019.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0505.

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