Financial Manager - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Financial Manager"

How much does a Financial Manager in the federal government get paid? $134,670.97* *Based on the 2017 average.

Financial Manager was the 205th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 667 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Financial Management, with an average salary of $113,015.

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 240 $113,015.30
Agency for International Development 106 $127,206.83
Department of Energy 15 $149,553.13
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 14 $139,404.79
Offices, Boards and Divisions 13 $153,665.54
Indian Health Service 10 $111,485.20
Environmental Protection Agency 9 $152,908.67
Departmental Offices 9 $143,941.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 9 $138,382.56
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 8 $129,948.25
Federal Housing Finance Agency 7 $157,410.86
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 7 $148,203.00
Department of State 6 $164,311.67
U.S. Mint 6 $50,235.50
Internal Revenue Service 6 $178,910.83
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 6 $165,254.83
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 6 $126,217.17
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $138,503.20
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $121,416.60
Ames Research Center 5 $163,797.40
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $137,942.50
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $160,772.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $132,858.00
National Credit Union Administration 4 $231,795.75
National Park Service 4 $136,707.25
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $154,790.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $186,366.67
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $180,723.67
National Institutes of Health 3 $175,910.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 3 $195,211.67
Federal Highway Administration 3 $103,576.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $213,778.33
Government Printing Office 2 $170,305.50
Office of Personnel Management 2 $183,250.00
Federal Trade Commission 2 $172,175.00
Patent and Trademark Office 2 $184,350.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $171,338.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $173,814.50
Program Support Center 2 $175,700.00
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $173,846.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $164,867.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $140,620.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $184,440.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $174,450.00
Langley Research Center 2 $152,653.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $141,796.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $166,230.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $152,179.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 2 $140,145.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 2 $173,176.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $169,370.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $172,184.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $178,166.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $161,592.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 2 $181,665.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 2 $167,659.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $158,815.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $112,463.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $183,739.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $198,956.50
Rural Housing Service 2 $176,804.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $133,004.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $174,710.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 2 $169,109.00
Indian Affairs 2 $99,424.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 2 $0.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2 $160,627.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $174,927.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $173,321.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $164,900.00
Director for Resource Management 1 $141,894.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $123,223.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $187,000.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $187,000.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $131,767.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $233,115.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $60,210.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $172,100.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $177,400.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $158,123.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $182,789.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $144,945.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $174,764.00
Office of the Director 1 $182,687.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $187,000.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $170,358.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $184,100.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $158,123.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $163,900.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $161,900.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $131,833.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $187,000.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $131,214.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $154,429.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $165,195.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $161,900.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $205,458.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $161,900.00
Maritime Administration 1 $161,900.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $166,900.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $165,000.00
Presidio Trust 1 $199,095.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $187,000.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $172,062.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $131,767.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $187,000.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $158,123.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $151,616.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $134,501.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $187,000.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $161,900.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $181,000.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $158,901.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $158,312.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $149,337.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $140,552.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $154,930.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $175,965.00
International-American Foundation 1 $124,723.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $172,506.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $134,426.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $108,668.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $161,900.00
Morris K Udall 1 $76,897.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $158,123.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $187,000.00
Selective Service System 1 $154,337.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $153,730.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $161,900.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $169,000.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $136,160.00

Financial Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Financial Manager is $134,670.97. The highest paid Financial Manager made $280,500 in 2017.

Common Financial Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Financial Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 423
ES - Senior Executive Service 111
FO - Foreign Service Officers 75
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: $26,233.00 / 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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