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Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Nurse"

How much does a Nurse in the federal government get paid? $81,392.79* *Based on the 2014 average.

Nurse was the 2nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 68,668 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2014, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nurse, with an average salary of $82,414.

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 62,241 $82,413.79
Indian Health Service 2,017 $71,019.30
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1,976 $55,213.64
National Institutes of Health 1,105 $93,149.82
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 761 $68,215.39
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 138 $97,168.04
Food and Drug Administration 64 $119,379.52
Forest Service 53 $58,661.04
Federal Bureau of Investigation 43 $92,395.19
Department of State 40 $97,489.38
Peace Corps 28 $96,802.07
Armed Forces Retirement Home 26 $77,371.54
Health Resources and Services Administration 20 $114,695.85
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 20 $87,782.85
U.S. Coast Guard 16 $64,146.31
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 15 $88,256.80
Customs and Border Protection 12 $95,436.33
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $93,847.10
Social Security Administration 10 $83,369.60
Federal Aviation Administration 9 $93,893.67
Bureau of the Census 8 $72,797.75
Transportation Security Administration 6 $92,133.00
Office of Personnel Management 5 $96,733.00
Program Support Center 4 $92,111.50
Departmental Administration 4 $74,658.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $103,459.00
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $93,488.67
Department of Energy 3 $76,200.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 3 $63,009.67
Corporation for National and Community Service 3 $75,397.33
Government Printing Office 3 $81,606.33
U.S. Mint 2 $81,718.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $106,995.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $66,679.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $81,863.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $76,376.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $88,224.00
Indian Affairs 1 $41,968.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $62,297.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $104,414.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $101,914.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $99,002.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $76,410.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $81,079.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $80,493.00

Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nurse is $81,392.79. The highest paid Nurse made $205,000 in 2014.

Common Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Nurse Employees
VN - Nursing 56,368
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6,033
GS - General Schedule 5,491
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 673
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 28
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 28
EG - Consultant (other) 20
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 9
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 6
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 3
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 2
ZA - Administrative 1
CY - Contract Education--school Year 1
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 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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