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Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Nurse"

How much does a Nurse in the federal government get paid? $80,122.66* *Based on the 2011 average.

Nurse was the 2nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 61,967 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2011, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nurse, with an average salary of $81,485.

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 55,200 $81,485.01
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2,413 $54,292.31
Indian Health Service 2,069 $70,036.84
National Institutes of Health 1,063 $91,424.67
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 663 $65,821.86
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 123 $92,964.65
Food and Drug Administration 66 $113,421.11
Federal Bureau of Investigation 59 $88,709.85
Forest Service 44 $59,595.00
Department of State 39 $98,363.72
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 24 $82,665.63
Health Resources and Services Administration 22 $110,102.86
Peace Corps 22 $91,296.95
Armed Forces Retirement Home 20 $81,157.35
Social Security Administration 17 $78,794.59
U.S. Coast Guard 16 $64,956.25
Federal Aviation Administration 13 $84,187.08
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 13 $89,687.23
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $84,583.09
Customs and Border Protection 10 $92,931.10
Bureau of the Census 9 $74,752.33
Transportation Security Administration 6 $86,275.50
Office of Personnel Management 4 $93,480.75
Department of Energy 4 $73,950.75
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $59,449.67
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 3 $87,412.67
Government Printing Office 3 $70,898.67
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $83,351.33
U.S. Mint 2 $73,924.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $74,749.50
Farm Service Agency 2 $62,191.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $56,985.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $125,948.50
Program Support Center 2 $91,159.50
Agricultural Research Service 1 $47,448.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $155,500.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $87,525.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $115,731.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $115,742.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $75,689.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $98,022.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $82,659.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $93,341.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $75,689.00
Indian Affairs 1 $40,334.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $74,628.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $72,714.00

Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nurse is $80,122.66. The highest paid Nurse made $200,000 in 2011.

Common Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Nurse Employees
VN - Nursing 49,635
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6,161
GS - General Schedule 5,480
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 594
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 23
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 22
EG - Consultant (other) 21
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 13
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 6
ZA - Administrative 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
CY - Contract Education--school Year 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 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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