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Program Manager - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Program Manager"

How much does a Program Manager in the federal government get paid? $153,309.96* *Based on the 2020 average.
9,950 EMPLOYEES
$1.45B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Program Manager was the 34th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 9,950 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Program Management, with an average salary of $141,809.

Agencies that have hired a Program Manager

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 1,202 $141,808.83
Customs and Border Protection 840 $148,850.18
Forest Service 693 $113,487.71
Federal Aviation Administration 683 $169,190.99
Transportation Security Administration 403 $152,778.86
Department of Energy 402 $173,694.67
Veterans Health Administration 365 $121,298.91
Bureau of Land Management 284 $126,275.19
Environmental Protection Agency 270 $181,490.96
U.S. Agency for International Development 236 $172,999.10
Federal Emergency Management Agency 199 $131,181.75
Small Business Administration 185 $154,775.99
Federal Highway Administration 183 $155,671.73
Veterans Benefits Administration 171 $163,701.14
Federal Bureau of Investigation 165 $163,240.49
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 139 $174,342.21
Office of Personnel Management 138 $147,603.94
Indian Affairs 123 $133,672.37
Bureau of the Census 122 $164,696.10
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 115 $158,619.70
Citizenship and Immigration Services 109 $165,842.06
Department of State 100 $150,622.66
Food Safety and Inspection Service 97 $156,027.45
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 93 $161,715.47
National Park Service 93 $150,860.91
U.S. Coast Guard 80 $146,054.05
Foreign Agricultural Service 72 $152,101.61
Federal Acquisition Service 67 $171,768.21
Peace Corps 67 $156,706.24
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 67 $148,665.04
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 64 $167,941.47
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 64 $160,117.04
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 63 $175,884.29
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 62 $171,798.06
Food and Nutrition Service 61 $165,596.05
Bureau of Reclamation 59 $152,659.93
Selective Service System 59 $133,139.76
Science and Technology Directorate 55 $163,974.15
Offices, Boards and Divisions 47 $159,503.55
Employment and Training Administration 47 $167,925.00
Social Security Administration 46 $174,807.02
National Science Foundation 45 $174,663.69
Public Buildings Service 42 $170,771.19
Food and Drug Administration 41 $167,183.22
National Protection and Programs Directorate 41 $161,620.98
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 39 $175,533.92
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 39 $175,783.51
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 37 $145,872.22
Securities and Exchange Commission 37 $259,372.24
Office of Secretary of Transportation 35 $185,810.74
Risk Management Agency 34 $135,023.44
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 32 $159,165.63
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 29 $167,960.28
U.S. Secret Service 29 $148,891.41
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 29 $163,741.86
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 29 $161,203.66
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 27 $162,924.74
Headquarters, Nasa 27 $160,318.00
National Archives and Records Administration 26 $159,808.31
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 26 $181,096.85
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 24 $163,283.63
Indian Health Service 23 $169,437.87
National Labor Relations Board 22 $184,266.23
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 22 $159,415.45
National Institute of Standards and Technology 22 $164,846.86
Federal Transit Administration 21 $178,441.33
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 21 $159,450.81
Patent and Trademark Office 19 $178,841.42
Federal Student Aid 19 $184,995.79
National Cemetery Administration 18 $171,039.11
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 18 $163,291.61
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 17 $142,435.47
National Transportation Safety Board 17 $183,726.12
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 17 $170,384.18
Departmental Offices 17 $164,114.06
Mine Safety and Health Administration 16 $169,582.81
Rural Housing Service 16 $169,534.13
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 14 $171,054.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 14 $135,680.93
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 13 $157,640.62
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 13 $177,416.46
Geological Survey 13 $166,471.77
Consumer Product Safety Commission 13 $175,036.00
Program Support Center 13 $157,791.77
Federal Railroad Administration 11 $183,695.64
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 11 $181,636.30
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 11 $155,693.82
Health Resources and Services Administration 10 $190,297.00
National Institutes of Health 10 $137,875.00
Office of Justice Programs 10 $169,375.10
Goddard Space Flight Center 9 $156,094.11
Maritime Administration 9 $180,277.78
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 9 $167,319.33
Administration for Children and Families 9 $177,127.78
Presidio Trust 9 $147,010.22
Office of Comptroller of Currency 9 $243,108.44
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 9 $152,353.11
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 8 $154,832.88
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 8 $163,718.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 8 $182,161.88
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 8 $178,485.75
Offices of the Regional Administrators 7 $152,006.43
Fpac Business Center 7 $146,481.71
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 7 $159,850.86
National Technical Information Service 7 $143,006.71
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 6 $173,056.50
U.S. Mint 6 $156,895.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 6 $146,094.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 6 $160,162.83
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 6 $188,321.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 6 $167,396.33
Departmental Administration 6 $170,903.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 6 $179,108.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $186,416.67
Langley Research Center 5 $146,962.80
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 5 $166,193.80
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $190,142.20
U.S. Marshals Service 5 $176,503.60
Executive Office for Immigration Review 5 $173,784.80
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 5 $189,185.40
Veterans Employment and Training Service 5 $160,672.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 5 $160,394.80
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 5 $179,968.80
Federal Maritime Commission 5 $172,136.60
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 4 $149,103.25
Broadcasting Board of Governors 4 $151,643.25
American Battle Monuments Commission 4 $156,898.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $173,968.25
Administration for Community Living 4 $179,935.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 4 $184,050.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $163,282.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $175,722.25
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 4 $168,181.25
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 3 $137,811.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $186,631.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $156,532.67
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 3 $178,072.33
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $174,683.67
Agricultural Research Service 3 $180,024.33
Natural Resources Conservation Service 3 $170,635.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 3 $167,209.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $167,612.67
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 3 $163,048.33
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 3 $169,362.33
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 3 $162,373.33
Government Printing Office 3 $144,230.00
Ames Research Center 3 $170,800.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 3 $167,489.67
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 3 $193,406.67
Community Relations Service 3 $176,347.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 3 $178,195.67
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $175,024.33
Office of the Director 3 $148,594.00
Federal Trade Commission 3 $170,800.00
Office of Mission Assurance 3 $170,801.67
Office of the Committee for Purchase from People Blind 3 $141,289.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $245,308.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $180,357.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 2 $170,800.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 2 $153,213.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $159,860.00
Government National Mortgage Association 2 $156,750.50
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 2 $174,136.50
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 2 $169,134.50
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 2 $193,986.00
Exe Dir for Identity, Cred, Access Management 2 $170,800.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 2 $169,417.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $177,136.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $193,476.50
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $163,432.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $185,453.50
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $193,300.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2 $171,826.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $182,810.00
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 2 $165,171.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2 $168,820.00
Pretrial Services Agency 2 $188,650.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $181,129.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $114,993.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $165,250.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $109,508.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $181,030.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $142,701.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $181,500.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $186,150.00
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 1 $170,800.00
Civil Rights 1 $196,892.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $170,800.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $186,501.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $177,020.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $181,500.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $181,500.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $164,739.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $166,848.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $152,215.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $170,800.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $137,491.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $126,620.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $89,213.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $92,091.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $160,580.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $170,800.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $170,700.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $197,300.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $157,709.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $158,500.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $158,500.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 1 $158,500.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $158,500.00
Denali Commission 1 $90,264.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 1 $158,500.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $192,300.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $181,048.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $165,000.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $197,300.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 1 $158,500.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $181,500.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 1 $168,400.00
Office of Administrative Services 1 $186,925.00
Office of Civil Rights (General Services Administration) 1 $197,300.00
Office of Small Business Utilization 1 $164,200.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $170,800.00
Office of the Human Resources Management 1 $170,800.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $174,811.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $161,730.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $147,458.00
Office of Enterprise Operations 1 $145,578.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $100,355.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 1 $192,564.00
Office of Assistant Secretary Public & Intergovernmental Affairs 1 $177,850.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $170,800.00
1 $168,780.00

Program Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Program Manager is $153,309.96. The highest paid Program Manager made $318,830 in 2020.

Common Program Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Program Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,073
ES - Senior Executive Service 1,985
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 976
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 524
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 320
EV - Federal Aviation Administration Executive Compensation Plan 156
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 121
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 100
FE - Senior Foreign Service 94
FO - Foreign Service Officers 85
SW - Transportation Security Administration Executives 83
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 65
EX - Executive Pay 62
ZA - Administrative 54
SL - Senior Level Positions 47
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 42
SO - Executive Positions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under The Es Pay Pla 37
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 33
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 25
EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service 23
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 9
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 5
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 4
EE - Expert (other) 4
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 3
IG - Inspectors General Whose Rate Of Basic Pay Is Set At Level Iii Of The Executive Schedule Plus 3 Percent 3
LL - Executives At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 2
CG - Corporate Graded 2
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
CE - Contract Education--year Long 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 1
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1
ZZ - Nonapplicable 1

Average Program Management Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Program Manager was $111,519. Since then, the average pay has increased to $153,310 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0340.

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