Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Nurse"

How much does a Nurse in the federal government get paid? $88,370.90* *Based on the 2018 average.
76,209 EMPLOYEES
$6.73B TOTAL SALARY
VN MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Nurse was the most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 76,209 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nurse, with an average salary of $89,187.

Government Nurse jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. 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 that require a professional knowledge of nursing. Positions involve providing care to patients in hospitals, clinics, occupational health units, homes, schools and communities; administering anesthetic agents and supportive treatments to patients undergoing surgery or other medical procedures; promoting better health practices; teaching; performing research in one or more phases of the field of nursing; or consulting and advising nurses who provide direct care to patients.

Agencies that have hired a Nurse

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 70,288 $89,187.07
Indian Health Service 2,005 $76,366.87
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1,278 $58,070.14
National Institutes of Health 1,133 $98,481.66
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 884 $75,049.53
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 160 $102,239.86
Federal Bureau of Investigation 64 $100,947.68
Forest Service 49 $61,681.85
Food and Drug Administration 44 $120,431.30
Department of State 42 $113,136.57
Armed Forces Retirement Home 32 $76,459.47
Health Resources and Services Administration 31 $111,677.58
Peace Corps 31 $104,839.77
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 22 $98,952.36
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 19 $96,778.11
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 17 $92,918.12
U.S. Coast Guard 17 $71,326.12
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $110,782.50
Federal Aviation Administration 7 $102,047.57
Transportation Security Administration 7 $107,829.71
Bureau of the Census 6 $79,458.83
Office of Personnel Management 5 $105,498.40
U.S. Marshals Service 5 $99,825.60
Social Security Administration 5 $87,592.80
Program Support Center 5 $111,039.80
Government Printing Office 4 $89,064.25
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 3 $119,207.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 3 $68,131.33
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $125,611.67
Departmental Administration 3 $84,982.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $62,778.50
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2 $113,425.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $104,662.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $99,786.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $71,574.50
U.S. Mint 2 $0.00
Indian Affairs 2 $48,461.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $99,127.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $93,008.00
Department of Energy 1 $57,870.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $54,742.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $98,323.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $88,657.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $92,262.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $74,160.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $103,435.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $138,160.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $126,987.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $161,900.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $72,168.00

Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nurse is $88,370.90. The highest paid Nurse made $204,000 in 2018.

Common Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Nurse Employees
VN - Nursing 64,151
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6,211
GS - General Schedule 5,035
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 714
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 37
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 31
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 7
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 7
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 2
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 2
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 2
CY - Contract Education--school Year 2
ZA - Administrative 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1

Category: N/A
Occupation Family: 0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP

Average Nurse Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Nurse was $64,889. Since then, the average pay has increased to $88,371 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 0610.

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