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

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: $26,915.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Financial Manager was $99,268. Since then, the average pay has increased to $135,006 in 2018.

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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