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Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Nurse"

How much does a Nurse in the federal government get paid? $79,865.14* *Based on the 2013 average.

Nurse was the most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 66,042 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2013, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nurse, with an average salary of $81,038.

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 59,265 $81,038.12
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2,328 $54,317.42
Indian Health Service 2,075 $70,226.85
National Institutes of Health 1,073 $91,692.07
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 682 $66,809.04
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 154 $93,406.18
Food and Drug Administration 64 $115,682.14
Federal Bureau of Investigation 54 $90,831.26
Forest Service 50 $58,380.72
Department of State 41 $96,649.54
Armed Forces Retirement Home 30 $73,003.57
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 28 $80,766.54
Health Resources and Services Administration 27 $110,186.85
Peace Corps 25 $94,167.16
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 17 $86,065.94
U.S. Coast Guard 17 $66,397.29
Social Security Administration 14 $79,991.29
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $89,335.36
Customs and Border Protection 11 $93,607.09
Federal Aviation Administration 10 $88,567.70
Bureau of the Census 10 $74,783.00
Transportation Security Administration 7 $88,515.86
Office of Personnel Management 4 $96,718.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $99,448.75
Department of Energy 4 $76,363.00
Departmental Administration 4 $71,314.50
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $90,934.67
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $86,655.67
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $61,224.33
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $129,439.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $65,061.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $79,178.00
Government Printing Office 2 $80,159.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $77,013.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $50,234.00
U.S. Mint 2 $80,204.00
Program Support Center 1 $115,742.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $97,936.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $74,958.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $100,904.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $74,628.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $87,350.00
Indian Affairs 1 $41,555.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $52,192.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $77,983.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $98,022.00

Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nurse is $79,865.14. The highest paid Nurse made $200,000 in 2013.

Common Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Nurse Employees
VN - Nursing 53,579
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5,953
GS - General Schedule 5,811
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 600
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 26
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 25
EG - Consultant (other) 19
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 7
ZA - Administrative 3
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 2
CY - Contract Education--school Year 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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