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Financial Manager - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Financial Manager"

How much does a Financial Manager in the federal government get paid? $126,051.50* *Based on the 2011 average.
746 EMPLOYEES
$93.91M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Financial Manager was the 197th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 746 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Financial Management, with an average salary of $107,654.

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 223 $107,654.04
U.S. Agency for International Development 83 $123,931.83
Federal Bureau of Investigation 50 $99,464.12
Goddard Space Flight Center 38 $121,094.34
Offices, Boards and Divisions 17 $135,742.53
Department of Energy 15 $139,276.60
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 14 $128,776.64
Veterans Benefits Administration 14 $100,275.43
Indian Health Service 11 $107,382.09
Federal Emergency Management Agency 11 $115,360.27
Departmental Offices 11 $143,665.09
Environmental Protection Agency 9 $154,368.56
Department of State 9 $141,952.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $145,152.78
Food and Nutrition Service 8 $133,327.13
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 8 $134,576.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 6 $151,351.83
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 6 $156,896.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 5 $117,122.40
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $110,509.20
Ames Research Center 5 $159,132.40
Internal Revenue Service 5 $167,465.80
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $119,462.20
National Institutes of Health 4 $139,971.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $167,184.25
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 4 $166,864.75
National Park Service 4 $117,843.50
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $149,569.50
Securities and Exchange Commission 4 $182,623.50
U.S. Mint 4 $132,283.75
National Credit Union Administration 3 $186,407.67
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $156,981.67
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $184,313.33
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $145,502.33
Customs and Border Protection 3 $167,928.33
Federal Highway Administration 3 $91,632.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $232,788.00
Government Printing Office 3 $152,816.33
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 $166,451.33
Peace Corps 3 $130,429.67
Federal Trade Commission 2 $164,750.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $166,315.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 2 $158,942.50
U.S. Secret Service 2 $164,258.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $143,274.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $174,079.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 $149,643.50
Patent and Trademark Office 2 $169,630.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $165,700.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 2 $167,940.00
Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Foundation 2 $99,038.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $103,278.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $162,255.00
Indian Affairs 2 $91,160.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $121,174.00
2 $125,932.50
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $142,322.00
Langley Research Center 2 $150,891.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $134,964.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $176,100.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $159,065.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $168,112.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $151,029.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $119,523.50
Bureau of the Public Debt 2 $124,359.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $161,695.50
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 2 $172,892.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 2 $87,764.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $176,497.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $156,132.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $140,483.00
Maritime Administration 1 $149,615.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $156,500.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 1 $148,510.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $152,635.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $155,849.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $137,634.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $167,800.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $162,639.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $169,728.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $173,600.00
International-American Foundation 1 $106,839.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $94,300.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $144,385.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $162,934.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $158,579.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $125,695.00
Small Business Administration 1 $155,922.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $123,758.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $119,238.00
Selective Service System 1 $155,650.00
Departmental Administration 1 $153,377.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $101,413.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $140,259.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $6,500.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $177,754.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $143,259.00
Forest Service 1 $112,448.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $177,000.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $155,500.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $164,416.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $179,700.00
International Trade Administration 1 $179,327.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $160,060.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $177,215.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $148,675.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $234,700.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $177,000.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $124,352.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $155,919.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $148,660.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $155,500.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $172,800.00
Denali Commission 1 $91,818.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $175,300.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $171,607.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $183,389.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $171,424.00
Office of the Director 1 $165,500.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $156,500.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $136,134.00
Presidio Trust 1 $216,081.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $145,700.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $172,200.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $146,374.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $165,300.00
Program Support Center 1 $179,700.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $168,000.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $167,196.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 1 $144,385.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $171,600.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $179,700.00

Financial Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Financial Manager is $126,051.50. The highest paid Financial Manager made $247,648 in 2011.

Common Financial Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Financial Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 511
ES - Senior Executive Service 112
FO - Foreign Service Officers 51
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 23
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 8
FE - Senior Foreign Service 7
SL - Senior Level Positions 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
SS - Senior Staff Positions 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1
ZA - Administrative 1
ZZ - Nonapplicable 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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