- Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for ""

How much does a in the federal government get paid? $93,338.77* *Based on the 2018 average.
1,755 EMPLOYEES
$141.22M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

was the 123rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 1,755 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Government Information Specialist, with an average salary of $0.

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 235 $0.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 185 $73,096.09
Veterans Health Administration 169 $77,975.96
Internal Revenue Service 137 $94,806.00
Department of State 84 $98,432.52
Food and Drug Administration 73 $98,559.34
Environmental Protection Agency 67 $94,737.12
Social Security Administration 37 $105,143.24
Office of Personnel Management 36 $92,251.31
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 36 $91,715.89
Offices, Boards and Divisions 33 $102,080.58
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 32 $103,504.81
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 23 $113,154.52
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 23 $76,268.30
National Institutes of Health 22 $112,052.91
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 21 $63,326.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 21 $93,689.00
Department of Energy 20 $93,968.33
Drug Enforcement Administration 19 $91,535.16
Departmental Offices 19 $97,344.89
Federal Aviation Administration 18 $100,922.72
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 16 $116,462.19
Forest Service 15 $86,202.40
Bureau of Land Management 14 $73,017.64
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
U.S. Secret Service 13 $103,486.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 12 $107,251.42
Transportation Security Administration 10 $102,404.90
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 10 $109,250.20
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 10 $110,401.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 9 $125,349.56
U.S. Coast Guard 9 $112,038.56
Assistant Secretary for Administration 9 $102,283.33
National Park Service 9 $87,527.56
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 9 $106,332.67
Agency for International Development 9 $103,398.89
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $107,053.44
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 8 $96,720.25
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 8 $136,317.88
Office of Administrative Services 8 $122,966.88
National Protection and Programs Directorate 8 $106,644.25
Consumer Product Safety Commission 7 $81,879.71
Food Safety and Inspection Service 7 $104,664.00
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $79,410.33
Food and Nutrition Service 6 $90,347.33
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 6 $98,483.20
Executive Office for Immigration Review 6 $93,342.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 6 $109,349.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 5 $126,433.20
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 5 $140,687.80
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 5 $107,870.60
Farm Service Agency 5 $87,474.40
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 5 $111,386.20
Geological Survey 4 $100,444.75
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $110,155.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $136,691.50
Bureau of the Census 4 $99,448.75
Wage and Hour Division 4 $80,242.25
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $76,966.25
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $100,513.75
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $99,177.33
Federal Student Aid 3 $78,566.00
Indian Health Service 3 $112,506.33
Administration for Children and Families 3 $106,333.33
National Science Foundation 3 $125,716.33
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $112,701.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $109,795.67
Employment and Training Administration 3 $115,854.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $98,779.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $129,046.00
Rural Housing Service 3 $92,740.33
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $95,067.00
Small Business Administration 2 $109,728.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $95,839.00
Federal Trade Commission 2 $68,726.50
Maritime Administration 2 $82,215.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 2 $123,223.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 2 $127,495.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $124,664.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $104,467.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 2 $134,944.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 2 $103,474.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $91,244.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $129,233.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 $98,662.50
Federal Maritime Commission 2 $86,859.50
Office of Justice Programs 2 $106,338.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $104,383.50
Mine Safety and Health Administration 2 $126,459.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $107,923.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $99,536.00
Peace Corps 2 $96,881.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $101,648.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $100,981.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $143,144.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $87,693.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $104,275.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $134,678.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $113,755.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $123,223.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $98,038.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $104,275.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $144,551.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $102,979.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $99,323.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $110,712.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $130,692.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $87,693.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $67,801.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $67,253.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $123,234.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $104,790.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $138,160.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $105,275.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $94,796.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $112,786.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $104,275.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $138,160.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $104,275.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $87,693.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $103,639.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $134,455.00
Indian Affairs 1 $74,768.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $126,958.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $60,470.00
Langley Research Center 1 $91,537.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $111,345.00

Pay Distribution

The average pay for a is $93,338.77. The highest paid made $182,182 in 2018.

Common Payscales

Payscale Number of Government Information Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,682
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 18
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 10
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 9
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
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 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
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 2018

In 2012, the average pay for a was $87,673. Since then, the average pay has increased to $93,339 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0306.

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