- Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for ""

How much does a in the federal government get paid? $89,335.19* *Based on the 2016 average.
1,549 EMPLOYEES
$137.58M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

was the 135th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,549 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Government Information Specialist, with an average salary of $85,013.

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 208 $85,013.34
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 135 $69,170.81
Veterans Health Administration 130 $73,737.68
Food and Drug Administration 44 $101,312.91
Social Security Administration 42 $97,784.10
Office of Personnel Management 39 $87,838.28
Offices, Boards and Divisions 39 $89,945.33
Environmental Protection Agency 37 $88,735.57
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 36 $83,371.31
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 25 $95,883.40
National Institutes of Health 23 $103,762.74
Drug Enforcement Administration 21 $84,184.52
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 20 $105,355.65
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 20 $60,034.15
Departmental Offices 20 $101,163.45
Department of Energy 19 $87,493.63
Bureau of Land Management 17 $74,067.53
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 17 $89,156.94
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 16 $72,417.67
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 15 $93,642.33
U.S. Secret Service 15 $95,632.47
Forest Service 15 $79,529.07
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 14 $86,893.43
Federal Aviation Administration 14 $93,743.36
Internal Revenue Service 13 $88,883.69
Office of Management (Department of Education) 12 $91,801.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 12 $116,306.17
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 10 $71,193.20
Agency for International Development 9 $93,079.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $103,206.22
U.S. Coast Guard 9 $111,458.44
Transportation Security Administration 9 $95,586.00
Bureau of Reclamation 8 $68,139.88
Food Safety and Inspection Service 8 $99,532.88
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 8 $0.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 7 $93,637.14
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 7 $103,368.14
Food and Nutrition Service 7 $77,954.43
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 7 $120,241.43
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 7 $87,655.14
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 7 $94,471.57
Executive Office for Immigration Review 6 $88,696.17
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $83,175.67
U.S. Marshals Service 6 $105,959.83
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 5 $100,055.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $83,774.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 5 $90,605.00
National Park Service 5 $78,975.60
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 5 $115,530.60
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $98,561.25
Farm Service Agency 4 $84,968.50
Assistant Secretary for Administration 4 $88,372.25
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $101,748.50
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 3 $103,941.67
Rural Housing Service 3 $98,895.67
Federal Student Aid 3 $81,470.67
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $83,571.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $98,797.00
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $116,604.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $91,319.33
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 3 $67,940.67
Office of Justice Programs 3 $85,985.33
Wage and Hour Division 3 $74,915.67
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $117,718.33
Federal Trade Commission 3 $54,423.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 3 $82,317.67
Administration for Children and Families 3 $97,210.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $106,646.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $84,873.50
Federal Maritime Commission 2 $76,739.50
Program Support Center 2 $107,601.00
National Science Foundation 2 $123,704.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2 $90,385.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 2 $83,630.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $94,203.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $94,538.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $72,174.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $84,734.50
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $134,719.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $57,934.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $94,203.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $128,790.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $123,035.00
Office of Administrative Services 1 $52,668.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $115,740.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $96,750.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $118,057.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $78,592.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $107,325.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $114,480.00
Peace Corps 1 $123,646.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $96,878.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $81,471.00
Indian Affairs 1 $58,562.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $94,203.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $132,368.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $79,484.00
Maritime Administration 1 $78,924.00
Langley Research Center 1 $83,468.00
Small Business Administration 1 $84,017.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $98,201.00
Geological Survey 1 $115,480.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $93,851.00
Indian Health Service 1 $121,635.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $51,420.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $96,878.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $115,480.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $96,878.00
Office of the Director 1 $69,665.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $118,057.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $77,605.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $108,987.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $100,161.00

Pay Distribution

The average pay for a is $89,335.19. The highest paid made $177,779 in 2016.

Common Payscales

Payscale Number of Government Information Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,479
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 16
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 14
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 9
CG - Corporate Graded 7
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 6
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 5
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
ZA - Administrative 1
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 1

Starting Paygrade: $25,514.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $134,776.00 / 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
Sales Store ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Cargo SchedulingTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Equal Opportunity InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
PurchasingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Health Aid and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Government Information Specialist Pay Trend from 2012 to 2016

In 2012, the average pay for a was $87,673. Since then, the average pay has increased to $89,335 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0306.

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