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Nurse - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Nurse"

How much does a Nurse in the federal government get paid? $88,185.62* *Based on the 2017 average.

Nurse was the most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 75,994 employed. The most common payscale was the nursing payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Nurse, with an average salary of $89,012.

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 70,072 $89,011.54
Indian Health Service 2,003 $76,311.41
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1,277 $58,133.67
National Institutes of Health 1,146 $98,375.69
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 894 $74,898.57
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 162 $101,920.79
Federal Bureau of Investigation 63 $55,049.36
Forest Service 49 $61,681.85
Food and Drug Administration 45 $120,753.51
Department of State 42 $114,198.02
Peace Corps 31 $104,749.48
Armed Forces Retirement Home 31 $77,072.35
Health Resources and Services Administration 31 $111,353.29
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 21 $100,520.67
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 18 $96,588.11
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 17 $92,466.88
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $110,466.60
Transportation Security Administration 7 $107,829.71
Federal Aviation Administration 7 $102,047.57
Bureau of the Census 6 $79,458.83
Office of Personnel Management 5 $104,731.60
Social Security Administration 5 $87,592.80
Program Support Center 5 $110,874.20
Government Printing Office 4 $88,209.25
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $100,293.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $124,558.67
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 3 $119,207.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 3 $68,131.33
Departmental Administration 3 $84,982.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $62,778.50
Indian Affairs 2 $48,461.00
U.S. Mint 2 $288.50
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2 $113,425.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $71,574.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $98,206.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $104,662.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $126,987.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $77,593.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $98,323.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $92,262.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $93,008.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $54,742.00
Department of Energy 1 $56,566.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $99,127.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $88,657.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $74,160.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $138,160.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $103,435.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $161,900.00

Nurse Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nurse is $88,185.62. The highest paid Nurse made $191,007 in 2017.

Common Nurse Payscales

Payscale Number of Nurse Employees
VN - Nursing 63,877
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6,270
GS - General Schedule 5,028
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 721
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 36
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 31
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 7
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 7
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 4
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 2
CY - Contract Education--school Year 2
ZA - Administrative 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 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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