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- Federal Salaries of 2020

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How much does a in the federal government get paid? $101,983.97* *Based on the 2020 average.
2,077 EMPLOYEES
$186.02M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

was the 107th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 2,077 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Government Information Specialist, with an average salary of $102,461.

Government Government Information Specialist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Government Information Specialist 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 positions responsible for administering, analyzing, supervising, or performing work involved in establishing, disseminating or managing Government information. Government Information Specialists formulate policy, advise agency management, and ensure compliance with Federal laws governing the flow of information. The work also involves the safeguarding of Government information while supporting accountability and transparency.

Agencies that have hired a

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 233 $102,461.01
Federal Bureau of Investigation 229 $0.00
Veterans Health Administration 224 $85,012.99
Citizenship and Immigration Services 194 $80,212.76
Department of State 95 $106,846.68
Food and Drug Administration 91 $113,808.23
Environmental Protection Agency 81 $102,423.83
Customs and Border Protection 48 $109,493.81
Social Security Administration 40 $116,134.73
Offices, Boards and Divisions 33 $113,773.33
National Institutes of Health 32 $115,973.41
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 32 $115,436.41
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 30 $120,386.43
Federal Emergency Management Agency 26 $100,721.81
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 26 $71,864.77
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 25 $105,673.80
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 24 $87,598.92
Bureau of Land Management 22 $76,868.36
Department of Energy 22 $101,090.27
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 20 $104,155.55
Federal Aviation Administration 20 $112,063.40
Forest Service 19 $91,545.32
Departmental Offices 18 $119,957.06
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 15 $122,158.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 14 $116,563.86
U.S. Secret Service 14 $113,965.07
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 14 $77,356.43
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 13 $119,407.46
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 13 $84,240.92
Transportation Security Administration 11 $107,674.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 11 $109,937.18
Wage and Hour Division 11 $91,466.18
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 11 $102,416.91
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 10 $112,437.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 9 $117,697.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $114,037.78
Rural Housing Service 8 $87,893.50
U.S. Agency for International Development 8 $105,429.50
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 8 $110,746.43
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 8 $138,203.63
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $121,640.43
Geological Survey 7 $91,063.00
National Park Service 7 $106,253.57
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 7 $104,301.57
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 7 $120,787.86
Food Safety and Inspection Service 7 $110,671.86
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 7 $118,267.86
Office for Civil Rights 7 $82,019.43
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 7 $130,848.86
Office of Personnel Management 7 $124,162.57
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 6 $121,483.50
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 6 $120,513.83
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 6 $142,813.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 6 $116,593.50
Headquarters, Nasa 6 $117,925.50
U.S. Marshals Service 6 $115,498.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 6 $103,680.33
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 6 $125,984.50
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 6 $107,535.67
Federal Student Aid 6 $109,344.67
Food and Nutrition Service 6 $111,896.00
Fpac Business Center 6 $113,541.17
Agricultural Marketing Service 5 $108,122.20
Administration for Children and Families 5 $100,067.80
Office of Comptroller of Currency 5 $148,224.40
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 5 $158,578.80
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $94,871.40
Small Business Administration 4 $107,277.25
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $137,775.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $83,505.00
Bureau of the Census 4 $109,181.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $119,123.00
Science and Technology Directorate 4 $132,912.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 4 $110,350.50
Employment and Training Administration 4 $121,147.75
Export-Import Bank of the United States 4 $115,497.25
Federal Trade Commission 4 $76,806.75
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $101,224.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $126,094.67
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 3 $140,506.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $91,044.33
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $110,314.33
National Science Foundation 3 $141,540.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $83,234.00
Office of Justice Programs 3 $111,789.33
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $124,496.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 3 $125,901.67
Indian Health Service 3 $125,146.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 3 $113,651.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $135,008.33
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $86,862.50
Indian Affairs 2 $111,968.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $122,567.50
Federal Maritime Commission 2 $97,765.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $117,807.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $100,704.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $109,507.50
Office of Management and Budget 2 $99,504.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $102,510.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $121,682.00
Peace Corps 2 $99,296.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $118,064.00
Federal Highway Administration 2 $102,359.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $108,418.00
Maritime Administration 2 $102,675.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2 $147,232.00
Langley Research Center 1 $103,895.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $119,775.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $96,431.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $161,730.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $94,970.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $74,431.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $145,578.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $116,353.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $137,491.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $140,505.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $74,431.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $152,333.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $163,138.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $171,534.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $118,587.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $157,709.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $126,620.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $100,727.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $100,727.00
Office of the Director 1 $126,620.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $93,638.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $149,621.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $112,930.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $78,190.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $121,413.00
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 1 $104,912.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $153,665.00

Pay Distribution

The average pay for a is $101,983.97. The highest paid made $212,861 in 2020.

Common Payscales

Payscale Number of Government Information Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,976
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 15
ZA - Administrative 12
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 12
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 11
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 10
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 7
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 7
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 5
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 5
CG - Corporate Graded 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 3
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
CM - Fdic Supervisory And Managerial Positions Below The Executive Level Only 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 1
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 0300 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE, CLERICAL, AND OFFICE SERVICES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Government Information 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
PackagingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Freight RateClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
General InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Building ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Health System AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Government Information Specialist Pay Trend from 2012 to 2020

In 2012, the average pay for a was $87,673. Since then, the average pay has increased to $101,984 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0306.

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