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Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Nurse"

How much does a Nurse in the federal government get paid? $79,780.34* *Based on the 2010 average.

Nurse was the 2nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 60,318 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2010, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nurse, with an average salary of $81,090.

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 53,696 $81,090.46
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2,218 $54,372.79
Indian Health Service 2,133 $69,542.61
National Institutes of Health 1,081 $90,836.11
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 657 $65,748.02
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 111 $94,799.99
Food and Drug Administration 60 $113,607.47
Federal Bureau of Investigation 59 $87,919.59
Department of State 43 $94,394.43
Forest Service 42 $59,402.38
Peace Corps 21 $89,124.29
Social Security Administration 19 $78,201.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 18 $84,130.67
U.S. Coast Guard 18 $63,592.72
Health Resources and Services Administration 16 $107,926.94
Federal Aviation Administration 15 $81,652.27
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 13 $88,948.69
Bureau of the Census 13 $65,475.92
Employment Standards Administration 13 $89,304.62
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 10 $91,608.30
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $85,629.40
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 5 $74,771.80
Transportation Security Administration 5 $91,492.40
Office of Personnel Management 4 $91,157.75
Department of Energy 4 $71,980.25
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $78,220.67
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $58,206.67
Farm Service Agency 2 $71,758.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $110,471.00
U.S. Mint 2 $77,588.50
Program Support Center 2 $92,925.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $80,937.50
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $56,344.50
Government Printing Office 2 $76,826.50
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $73,246.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $82,359.00
Indian Affairs 1 $39,096.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $89,025.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $145,700.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $98,022.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $72,714.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $89,846.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $61,678.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $75,689.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $176,387.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $95,352.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $76,128.00

Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nurse is $79,780.34. The highest paid Nurse made $200,000 in 2010.

Common Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Nurse Employees
VN - Nursing 47,796
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6,523
GS - General Schedule 5,317
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 585
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 21
EG - Consultant (other) 21
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 20
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 15
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
ZA - Administrative 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 1
CY - Contract Education--school Year 1

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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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