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How much does a in the federal government get paid? $87,888.22* *Based on the 2017 average.
1,732 EMPLOYEES
$138.51M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

was the 123rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 1,732 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Government Information Specialist, with an average salary of $797.

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.

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Bureau of Investigation 236 $796.78
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 186 $72,932.94
Veterans Health Administration 166 $77,949.45
Internal Revenue Service 141 $94,778.94
Department of State 85 $98,204.34
Environmental Protection Agency 65 $94,431.72
Food and Drug Administration 53 $108,163.11
Office of Personnel Management 37 $94,067.08
Social Security Administration 37 $105,011.49
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 36 $91,816.06
Offices, Boards and Divisions 33 $102,000.06
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 32 $103,323.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 23 $111,858.87
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 23 $76,268.30
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 22 $91,222.50
National Institutes of Health 22 $112,052.91
Department of Energy 21 $94,798.86
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 21 $63,149.29
Departmental Offices 20 $97,375.45
Drug Enforcement Administration 19 $91,395.26
Federal Aviation Administration 18 $100,922.72
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 16 $116,228.81
Bureau of Land Management 15 $70,391.93
Forest Service 15 $85,875.80
U.S. Secret Service 14 $103,542.36
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 14 $94,521.57
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 13 $74,426.62
Office of Management (Department of Education) 13 $93,610.92
Federal Emergency Management Agency 12 $106,940.25
Transportation Security Administration 10 $102,404.90
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 10 $108,811.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 10 $110,027.60
Assistant Secretary for Administration 9 $101,573.11
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 9 $106,332.67
National Park Service 9 $87,249.78
Agency for International Development 9 $103,398.89
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $107,053.44
National Protection and Programs Directorate 8 $106,177.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 8 $96,074.50
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 8 $135,727.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 8 $0.00
Office of Administrative Services 8 $122,966.88
Food Safety and Inspection Service 7 $104,212.57
Consumer Product Safety Commission 7 $81,879.71
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 6 $109,674.50
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $78,439.17
Food and Nutrition Service 6 $89,904.33
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 6 $97,951.60
Executive Office for Immigration Review 5 $94,718.40
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 5 $126,433.20
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 5 $112,978.80
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 5 $107,870.60
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 5 $140,687.80
Farm Service Agency 5 $87,474.40
Geological Survey 4 $99,511.25
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $110,155.00
Wage and Hour Division 4 $79,452.25
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $76,966.25
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $100,513.75
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $136,691.50
Bureau of the Census 4 $99,448.75
National Science Foundation 3 $125,716.33
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $97,725.67
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $112,651.33
Employment and Training Administration 3 $115,854.00
Federal Student Aid 3 $78,566.00
Administration for Children and Families 3 $106,333.33
Indian Health Service 3 $112,506.33
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $127,581.67
Rural Housing Service 3 $92,740.33
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $95,067.00
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $111,648.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $98,126.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $109,795.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $129,233.00
Small Business Administration 2 $109,728.00
Federal Maritime Commission 2 $86,859.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $100,981.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $104,383.50
Maritime Administration 2 $82,215.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $107,923.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 2 $125,628.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $99,536.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $95,839.00
Federal Trade Commission 2 $64,598.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $101,648.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $124,664.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 2 $134,944.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 2 $123,223.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 $98,662.50
Office of Justice Programs 2 $106,338.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 2 $103,474.50
Peace Corps 2 $96,881.00
Langley Research Center 1 $91,537.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $99,323.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $130,692.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $105,275.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $138,160.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $87,693.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $104,275.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $103,639.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $87,693.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $94,796.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $134,678.00
Office of the Director 1 $86,460.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $134,455.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $98,038.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $123,223.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $60,470.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $111,345.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $144,551.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $94,796.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $126,958.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $107,227.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $67,801.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $102,979.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $104,790.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $87,693.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $113,755.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $138,160.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $112,786.00
Indian Affairs 1 $74,768.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $143,144.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $67,253.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $104,275.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $104,275.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $104,275.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $92,850.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $123,234.00

Pay Distribution

The average pay for a is $87,888.22. The highest paid made $182,182 in 2017.

Common Payscales

Payscale Number of Government Information Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,660
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 18
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 10
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 8
CG - Corporate Graded 7
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 7
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 5
ZA - Administrative 3
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 2
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $25,871.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $136,659.00 / 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
Supply Program ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Highway SafetyAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Compliance Inspection and SupportClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Industrial Property ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Health Aid and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Government Information Specialist Pay Trend from 2012 to 2017

In 2012, the average pay for a was $87,673. Since then, the average pay has increased to $87,888 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0306.

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