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Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Nurse"

How much does a Nurse in the federal government get paid? $77,999.01* *Based on the 2009 average.

Nurse was the 3rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 57,826 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2009, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nurse, with an average salary of $79,251.

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 51,497 $79,250.70
Indian Health Service 2,167 $67,762.52
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2,034 $53,302.62
National Institutes of Health 1,031 $88,822.26
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 578 $65,153.66
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 105 $92,533.89
Food and Drug Administration 57 $112,267.98
Federal Bureau of Investigation 51 $84,943.31
Forest Service 38 $56,994.32
Department of State 37 $92,396.22
Social Security Administration 26 $77,170.62
Peace Corps 23 $87,995.35
Armed Forces Retirement Home 19 $82,946.26
U.S. Coast Guard 17 $62,546.94
Federal Aviation Administration 15 $78,396.60
Health Resources and Services Administration 15 $102,298.73
Employment Standards Administration 14 $87,907.93
Bureau of Reclamation 13 $60,284.31
Bureau of the Census 11 $67,663.73
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 10 $84,010.70
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $82,771.90
Customs and Border Protection 10 $89,593.60
Transportation Security Administration 5 $91,946.80
U.S. Mint 4 $72,857.75
Office of Personnel Management 4 $78,101.75
Program Support Center 3 $84,103.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $56,054.33
Government Printing Office 3 $74,545.67
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $76,120.00
Department of Energy 2 $64,169.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $69,866.50
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2 $125,111.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $70,509.50
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $71,943.50
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $79,356.50
Indian Affairs 1 $37,204.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $72,120.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $74,829.00
Departmental Administration 1 $79,280.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $66,747.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $148,500.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $86,466.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $96,083.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $77,973.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $88,317.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $60,612.00

Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nurse is $77,999.01. The highest paid Nurse made $198,816 in 2009.

Common Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Nurse Employees
VN - Nursing 45,451
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6,622
GS - General Schedule 5,147
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 510
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 23
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 19
EG - Consultant (other) 19
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 15
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 5
ZA - Administrative 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
CY - Contract Education--school Year 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 1

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Average Nurse Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Nurse was $64,889. Since then, the average pay has increased to $100,959 in 2021.

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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