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Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Nurse"

How much does a Nurse in the federal government get paid? $96,694.09* *Based on the 2020 average.
84,606 EMPLOYEES
$8.17B TOTAL SALARY
VN MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Nurse was the most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 84,606 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nurse, with an average salary of $97,309.

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 79,932 $97,309.21
Indian Health Service 1,942 $85,890.29
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1,089 $81,213.15
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 606 $65,279.50
National Institutes of Health 319 $98,395.39
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 168 $108,879.54
Department of State 65 $124,359.09
Federal Bureau of Investigation 60 $106,816.73
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 43 $117,214.77
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 39 $119,775.25
Customs and Border Protection 36 $121,140.60
Forest Service 36 $67,495.77
Peace Corps 35 $111,672.09
Food and Drug Administration 34 $122,260.48
Health Resources and Services Administration 32 $127,467.78
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 32 $108,081.78
Armed Forces Retirement Home 23 $84,104.78
U.S. Coast Guard 17 $74,825.18
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 15 $101,958.00
Bureau of the Census 12 $78,165.17
Program Support Center 7 $123,572.86
Transportation Security Administration 7 $118,145.29
Federal Aviation Administration 6 $112,199.83
Social Security Administration 6 $98,617.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 6 $126,345.33
U.S. Secret Service 5 $117,721.80
Office of Personnel Management 5 $118,463.40
Government Printing Office 4 $101,649.75
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $141,246.25
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $92,641.50
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 2 $75,399.00
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $110,523.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $151,643.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $81,634.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $95,673.00
Department of Energy 1 $0.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $119,775.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $103,605.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $64,180.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $121,316.00
National Park Service 1 $52,905.00
Indian Affairs 1 $46,337.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $112,240.00
Fpac Business Center 1 $81,902.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $84,394.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $61,723.00

Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nurse is $96,694.09. The highest paid Nurse made $270,000 in 2020.

Common Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Nurse Employees
VN - Nursing 72,487
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 7,452
GS - General Schedule 3,765
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 808
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 35
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 25
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 7
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 3
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 3
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
PU - Government Printing Office, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 2
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 2
CY - Contract Education--school Year 1
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 1

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Occupation Family: 0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP

Average Nurse Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Nurse was $64,889. Since then, the average pay has increased to $96,694 in 2020.


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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