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Financial Manager - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Financial Manager"

How much does a Financial Manager in the federal government get paid? $131,614.65* *Based on the 2016 average.

Financial Manager was the 200th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 742 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Financial Management, with an average salary of $110,652.

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 232 $110,652.44
Agency for International Development 129 $117,914.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 39 $125,992.92
Department of Energy 16 $141,820.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 15 $150,160.47
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 14 $138,644.93
Indian Health Service 13 $107,944.08
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 10 $135,372.80
Veterans Benefits Administration 10 $134,335.60
Departmental Offices 9 $141,071.11
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $154,020.25
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 7 $144,175.43
Federal Emergency Management Agency 7 $145,815.71
Federal Housing Finance Agency 7 $142,186.14
Department of State 7 $155,589.86
U.S. Mint 6 $139,143.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 6 $168,248.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 6 $122,094.50
Ames Research Center 5 $158,783.60
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $126,093.60
Internal Revenue Service 5 $179,478.60
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $133,250.50
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $157,178.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $181,493.25
National Park Service 4 $130,996.50
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $113,581.00
National Credit Union Administration 4 $219,644.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $170,748.25
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 4 $178,817.75
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $210,568.33
Patent and Trademark Office 3 $179,605.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 3 $0.00
Federal Highway Administration 3 $98,036.33
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $149,924.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 3 $177,491.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $175,477.00
National Institutes of Health 3 $170,364.00
Peace Corps 2 $149,101.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $165,078.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $162,050.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 2 $153,912.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $168,276.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $122,754.50
U.S. Secret Service 2 $162,941.00
Indian Affairs 2 $96,635.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $174,653.50
Office of the Director 2 $150,214.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $179,963.50
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 2 $131,981.00
Program Support Center 2 $172,700.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 2 $172,376.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $172,700.00
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $171,780.50
Langley Research Center 2 $148,317.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $135,059.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $185,100.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $166,913.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 2 $173,050.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $157,542.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $140,288.00
Federal Trade Commission 2 $168,225.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $181,425.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $178,267.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 2 $178,719.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $170,595.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $182,957.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $170,404.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $170,325.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $170,000.00
Government Printing Office 2 $169,621.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $130,350.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $173,061.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $125,202.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $145,162.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $138,994.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $130,666.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $160,300.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $160,300.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $179,100.00
Presidio Trust 1 $189,925.00
Selective Service System 1 $140,892.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $140,892.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $149,432.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $104,238.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $175,600.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $180,205.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $170,358.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $185,100.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $105,256.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $157,971.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $175,430.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $160,300.00
International-American Foundation 1 $118,246.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $171,893.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $165,000.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $122,890.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $175,600.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $156,702.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $213,501.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $145,162.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 1 $157,971.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $160,300.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $189,100.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $185,100.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $155,844.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $149,432.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $176,437.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $129,723.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $160,300.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $210,202.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $119,776.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $153,702.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $153,702.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $130,666.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $157,971.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $172,861.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $160,300.00
Maritime Administration 1 $159,911.00
Small Business Administration 1 $169,418.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $160,300.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $161,778.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $154,000.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $170,501.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $168,607.00
Morris K Udall 1 $71,112.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $175,600.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $153,702.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $157,971.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $150,115.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $145,162.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $198,204.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $183,376.00

Financial Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Financial Manager is $131,614.65. The highest paid Financial Manager made $257,700 in 2016.

Common Financial Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Financial Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 466
ES - Senior Executive Service 117
FO - Foreign Service Officers 60
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 55
FE - Senior Foreign Service 10
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 7
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
SS - Senior Staff Positions 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1
EX - Executive Pay 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
ZA - Administrative 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,233.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Financial Manager was $99,268. Since then, the average pay has increased to $134,671 in 2017.

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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