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Financial Manager - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Financial Manager"

How much does a Financial Manager in the federal government get paid? $126,034.55* *Based on the 2012 average.
766 EMPLOYEES
$96.04M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Financial Manager was the 193rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 766 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Financial Management, with an average salary of $107,342.

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 227 $107,342.12
U.S. Agency for International Development 91 $123,581.18
Federal Bureau of Investigation 51 $99,797.20
Goddard Space Flight Center 37 $120,211.38
Offices, Boards and Divisions 18 $138,669.22
Veterans Benefits Administration 16 $104,942.13
Indian Health Service 13 $109,592.00
Department of Energy 13 $137,918.15
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 12 $131,500.42
Federal Emergency Management Agency 11 $118,368.45
Departmental Offices 11 $144,068.82
Food and Nutrition Service 10 $129,955.80
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 10 $143,410.00
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $151,533.30
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 7 $129,609.29
Department of State 7 $148,573.00
National Park Service 6 $112,607.83
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 6 $167,544.83
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 5 $123,157.00
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $112,014.40
Internal Revenue Service 5 $164,775.40
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $120,865.00
National Institutes of Health 4 $138,846.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 4 $157,505.25
Customs and Border Protection 4 $168,946.25
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 4 $168,481.00
National Credit Union Administration 4 $179,519.50
Ames Research Center 4 $159,604.25
U.S. Mint 4 $130,902.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 3 $5,400.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $166,390.00
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $145,585.67
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $175,130.33
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $141,847.33
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 $166,451.33
Peace Corps 3 $131,229.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 3 $200,409.33
Patent and Trademark Office 3 $166,551.33
Federal Highway Administration 3 $96,036.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $233,012.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $160,005.00
Indian Affairs 2 $91,160.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $122,993.00
Government Printing Office 2 $163,220.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $152,410.50
Langley Research Center 2 $147,100.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $137,075.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $149,979.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $176,100.00
Small Business Administration 2 $159,111.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 2 $158,711.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $155,805.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $158,732.50
Federal Trade Commission 2 $164,750.00
Program Support Center 2 $165,355.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $164,565.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 2 $163,500.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $168,164.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 2 $163,755.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $174,079.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 $147,879.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $197,147.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 2 $167,940.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $167,712.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $113,175.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $140,854.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $154,424.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $122,697.50
Bureau of the Public Debt 2 $124,359.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $160,433.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 2 $172,892.50
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $158,192.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 2 $88,641.50
Agricultural Research Service 2 $145,433.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $105,683.00
Departmental Administration 1 $156,199.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $98,490.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $144,385.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $145,259.00
Forest Service 1 $111,148.00
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
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $160,060.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $148,675.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $235,700.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $177,000.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $127,883.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $140,259.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $155,500.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $152,785.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $144,535.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $155,500.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $184,200.00
Denali Commission 1 $101,286.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $165,300.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $119,238.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $166,000.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $140,274.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $155,500.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 1 $152,635.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $152,635.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $155,500.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $142,259.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $167,800.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $169,728.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $173,600.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $179,700.00
International-American Foundation 1 $109,807.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $95,300.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $165,300.00
1 $142,301.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $148,510.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $152,709.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $158,579.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $125,695.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $127,883.00
Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Foundation 1 $63,000.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $176,357.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $188,389.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $171,424.00
Office of the Director 1 $164,830.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $155,500.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $140,259.00
Presidio Trust 1 $216,081.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $145,700.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $172,000.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $146,527.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $165,300.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $168,000.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $167,196.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $136,483.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 1 $148,510.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $171,600.00

Financial Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Financial Manager is $126,034.55. The highest paid Financial Manager made $249,070 in 2012.

Common Financial Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Financial Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 527
ES - Senior Executive Service 111
FO - Foreign Service Officers 49
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 31
FE - Senior Foreign Service 7
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
SL - Senior Level Positions 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
CU - Credit Union Employees 3
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 3
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 2
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
EX - Executive Pay 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 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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