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Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Nurse"

How much does a Nurse in the federal government get paid? $67,351.19* *Based on the 2005 average.
45,644 EMPLOYEES
$3.07B TOTAL SALARY
VN MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Nurse was the 4th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 45,644 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2005, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nurse, with an average salary of $68,548.

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 39,572 $68,547.79
Indian Health Service 2,156 $61,119.68
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1,952 $46,965.70
National Institutes of Health 911 $73,837.94
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 437 $56,457.32
Department of State 123 $81,651.54
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 99 $79,313.74
Food and Drug Administration 54 $102,525.78
Armed Forces Retirement Home 42 $64,744.98
Federal Bureau of Investigation 41 $72,686.39
Forest Service 34 $50,724.76
Peace Corps 29 $76,852.03
Social Security Administration 21 $61,539.57
Health Resources and Services Administration 17 $94,163.29
U.S. Coast Guard 16 $53,999.31
Federal Aviation Administration 16 $63,845.19
Employment Standards Administration 15 $79,752.60
Bureau of the Census 9 $61,890.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 9 $71,601.56
Bureau of Reclamation 8 $56,244.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $78,269.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 8 $76,241.25
Department of Energy 7 $60,411.14
Program Support Center 6 $64,962.50
Government Printing Office 5 $56,836.60
Office of Personnel Management 4 $78,945.75
U.S. Mint 4 $63,948.50
Departmental Administration 4 $66,897.25
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $61,902.75
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $57,760.67
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $55,841.67
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $52,840.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $60,149.50
Agricultural Research Service 2 $52,420.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $49,115.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $64,341.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2 $109,232.00
Transportation Security Administration 2 $72,019.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $47,981.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $75,717.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $122,669.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $84,751.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $73,364.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $82,259.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $65,704.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $87,244.00
Indian Affairs 1 $31,891.00
National Park Service 1 $67,077.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $70,391.00

Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nurse is $67,351.19. The highest paid Nurse made $166,734 in 2005.

Common Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Nurse Employees
VN - Nursing 33,802
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6,194
GS - General Schedule 5,456
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 112
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 21
EG - Consultant (other) 20
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 15
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
EE - Expert (other) 2
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 1
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Nurse was $64,889. Since then, the average pay has increased to $88,186 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0610.

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