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Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Nurse"

How much does a Nurse in the federal government get paid? $64,889.23* *Based on the 2004 average.
45,643 EMPLOYEES
$2.95B TOTAL SALARY
VN MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Nurse was the 4th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 45,643 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2004, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nurse, with an average salary of $65,889.

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 39,650 $65,889.34
Indian Health Service 2,203 $59,318.40
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1,866 $45,124.96
National Institutes of Health 879 $72,326.98
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 433 $54,727.55
Department of State 115 $78,488.63
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 99 $75,948.85
Food and Drug Administration 49 $99,964.63
Armed Forces Retirement Home 48 $62,450.44
Federal Bureau of Investigation 39 $69,788.13
Forest Service 33 $47,944.61
Peace Corps 25 $73,818.60
Social Security Administration 20 $58,611.70
Health Resources and Services Administration 19 $94,265.61
Federal Aviation Administration 18 $60,642.11
Internal Revenue Service 17 $52,317.65
U.S. Coast Guard 14 $54,864.14
Employment Standards Administration 13 $77,500.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 12 $71,068.08
Bureau of Reclamation 8 $53,894.25
Bureau of the Census 8 $58,849.75
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8 $72,583.13
Department of Energy 7 $57,389.71
Program Support Center 7 $61,675.57
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 5 $78,838.60
U.S. Mint 4 $60,689.75
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $59,278.25
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $46,454.75
Departmental Administration 4 $64,082.75
Government Printing Office 3 $57,474.67
Office of Personnel Management 3 $74,549.67
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $54,944.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $52,676.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 2 $50,610.50
Transportation Security Administration 2 $69,449.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $58,253.50
Agricultural Research Service 2 $52,591.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2 $130,291.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $78,826.00
Ous Border and Transportation Security 1 $63,629.00
Indian Affairs 1 $29,654.00
National Park Service 1 $62,659.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $66,428.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $67,852.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $111,144.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $81,723.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $70,743.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $79,319.00

Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nurse is $64,889.23. The highest paid Nurse made $159,478 in 2004.

Common Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Nurse Employees
VN - Nursing 33,148
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6,850
GS - General Schedule 5,470
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 99
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 22
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 18
EG - Consultant (other) 16
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
CY - Contract Education--school Year 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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