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Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Nurse"

How much does a Nurse in the federal government get paid? $80,074.66* *Based on the 2012 average.
63,467 EMPLOYEES
$5.08B TOTAL SALARY
VN MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Nurse was the 2nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 63,467 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2012, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nurse, with an average salary of $81,379.

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 56,670 $81,378.75
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2,377 $54,139.53
Indian Health Service 2,131 $70,019.18
National Institutes of Health 1,063 $91,698.78
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 649 $66,599.86
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 130 $91,517.26
Food and Drug Administration 66 $114,113.64
Federal Bureau of Investigation 59 $89,100.34
Forest Service 49 $58,639.73
Department of State 38 $94,227.47
Health Resources and Services Administration 28 $105,580.82
Peace Corps 25 $91,897.68
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 23 $84,630.43
Armed Forces Retirement Home 18 $81,779.89
U.S. Coast Guard 17 $65,532.29
Social Security Administration 14 $79,832.57
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 12 $89,775.58
Federal Aviation Administration 12 $88,466.33
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 11 $91,571.09
Bureau of the Census 10 $73,064.60
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $92,379.13
Transportation Security Administration 7 $87,460.57
Department of Energy 4 $74,768.75
Office of Personnel Management 4 $94,357.50
Departmental Administration 4 $70,274.00
Government Printing Office 3 $72,328.67
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $84,955.33
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 3 $103,711.67
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $60,586.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $127,686.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $92,725.50
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $90,401.50
Farm Service Agency 2 $63,147.50
Indian Affairs 2 $38,794.50
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $78,991.50
Program Support Center 2 $94,641.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $87,675.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $98,022.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $74,958.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $99,320.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $50,611.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $76,788.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $77,983.00
U.S. Mint 1 $81,006.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $77,983.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $155,500.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & International Affairs 1 $129,876.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $85,765.00

Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nurse is $80,074.66. The highest paid Nurse made $200,000 in 2012.

Common Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Nurse Employees
VN - Nursing 51,100
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6,030
GS - General Schedule 5,659
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 576
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 27
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 25
EG - Consultant (other) 18
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 12
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
ZA - Administrative 3
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
CY - Contract Education--school Year 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 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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