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Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Nurse"

How much does a Nurse in the federal government get paid? $83,516.62* *Based on the 2015 average.

Nurse was the most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 72,982 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2015, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nurse, with an average salary of $84,510.

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 66,699 $84,510.21
Indian Health Service 2,009 $71,947.06
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1,770 $56,190.53
National Institutes of Health 1,107 $95,096.52
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 830 $69,014.36
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 147 $97,217.56
Food and Drug Administration 58 $120,651.10
Forest Service 58 $59,391.29
Federal Bureau of Investigation 51 $91,270.14
Peace Corps 31 $99,762.06
Armed Forces Retirement Home 31 $76,357.42
Health Resources and Services Administration 24 $110,539.38
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 21 $91,342.24
U.S. Coast Guard 17 $66,862.65
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 14 $86,430.36
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 12 $96,662.17
Social Security Administration 11 $85,868.91
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $96,451.90
Federal Aviation Administration 9 $95,068.89
Bureau of the Census 8 $74,666.63
Transportation Security Administration 7 $96,773.57
Program Support Center 6 $94,830.67
Office of Personnel Management 4 $101,953.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $105,081.50
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $94,592.25
Departmental Administration 4 $78,060.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $113,532.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 3 $64,289.00
Government Printing Office 3 $77,914.67
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $60,500.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $77,673.50
U.S. Mint 2 $83,112.50
Department of Veterans Affairs 2 $78,603.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $78,260.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $67,346.50
Department of Energy 2 $59,395.50
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $83,934.50
Indian Affairs 2 $39,887.00
National Park Service 1 $48,403.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $100,000.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $84,834.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $65,847.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $51,629.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $81,894.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $91,573.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $76,131.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $91,657.00

Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nurse is $83,516.62. The highest paid Nurse made $204,000 in 2015.

Common Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Nurse Employees
VN - Nursing 60,547
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6,284
GS - General Schedule 5,337
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 711
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 45
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 31
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 9
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 7
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 2
CY - Contract Education--school Year 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
ZA - Administrative 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 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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