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Program Manager - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Program Manager"

How much does a Program Manager in the federal government get paid? $135,594.30* *Based on the 2015 average.
9,848 EMPLOYEES
$1.33B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Program Manager was the 34th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 9,848 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Program Management, with an average salary of $130,191.

Agencies that have hired a Program Manager

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 1,324 $130,191.32
Veterans Health Administration 710 $89,000.14
Forest Service 688 $101,826.85
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 601 $127,400.20
Federal Aviation Administration 522 $158,609.27
Department of Energy 403 $158,351.51
Transportation Security Administration 396 $136,881.26
Bureau of Land Management 370 $109,349.49
Environmental Protection Agency 267 $165,149.48
Agency for International Development 230 $156,665.20
Small Business Administration 207 $142,627.52
Federal Highway Administration 175 $141,310.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 165 $146,630.47
Federal Bureau of Investigation 164 $148,716.40
Office of Personnel Management 162 $136,405.52
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 148 $140,620.72
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 146 $157,959.45
Indian Affairs 141 $116,603.94
National Park Service 126 $124,623.70
Federal Emergency Management Agency 120 $125,151.41
Bureau of Reclamation 112 $129,820.79
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 111 $148,415.72
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 96 $155,052.46
Peace Corps 80 $134,295.18
Food Safety and Inspection Service 79 $144,804.20
Bureau of the Census 73 $147,796.51
Foreign Agricultural Service 69 $140,570.16
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 68 $134,108.91
Employment and Training Administration 63 $151,051.10
Selective Service System 60 $120,128.25
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 60 $139,665.62
National Protection and Programs Directorate 60 $146,290.80
Food and Nutrition Service 59 $150,345.58
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 54 $155,511.67
Federal Acquisition Service 54 $155,065.48
Social Security Administration 49 $158,018.53
U.S. Coast Guard 48 $133,985.10
Offices, Boards and Divisions 46 $141,354.28
National Science Foundation 45 $159,329.18
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 45 $163,396.29
Public Buildings Service 43 $158,209.49
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 40 $137,551.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 39 $153,640.62
Goddard Space Flight Center 38 $142,408.37
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 38 $148,127.42
Office of Secretary of Transportation 36 $165,879.19
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 36 $146,729.94
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 35 $160,614.46
Risk Management Agency 34 $123,705.12
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 30 $147,613.57
National Archives and Records Administration 29 $147,424.66
National Labor Relations Board 27 $166,116.78
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 27 $163,834.93
Geological Survey 27 $139,285.41
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 25 $144,511.96
Federal Transit Administration 25 $165,343.68
Office of Justice Programs 25 $148,700.08
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 25 $145,293.20
Securities and Exchange Commission 24 $237,282.50
Program Support Center 24 $128,727.42
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 23 $131,375.48
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 21 $147,822.10
Departmental Offices 21 $144,526.24
National Cemetery Administration 20 $141,123.85
Ous for Science and Technology 20 $161,931.75
Indian Health Service 19 $152,792.74
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 18 $157,493.89
Patent and Trademark Office 17 $159,433.29
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 16 $119,522.81
Office of Comptroller of Currency 16 $217,582.44
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 15 $143,741.93
Consumer Product Safety Commission 15 $158,857.60
National Institute of Standards and Technology 14 $160,573.00
Food and Drug Administration 14 $161,327.07
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 13 $144,700.15
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 13 $169,936.85
Headquarters, Nasa 13 $151,705.38
Federal Student Aid 12 $176,721.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 12 $155,272.58
Presidio Trust 11 $135,702.45
National Transportation Safety Board 11 $182,564.45
Maritime Administration 11 $166,990.45
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 11 $163,736.91
Offices of the Regional Administrators 11 $160,000.00
Denali Commission 10 $109,023.30
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 10 $157,538.70
Administration for Community Living 10 $150,996.90
Administration for Children and Families 10 $166,201.40
U.S. Secret Service 10 $143,761.60
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 10 $136,014.00
Rural Utilities Service 10 $147,396.10
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 10 $171,904.10
Federal Railroad Administration 10 $168,926.40
Health Resources and Services Administration 9 $179,285.33
Office of Governmentwide Policy 8 $163,983.75
National Institutes of Health 8 $178,620.00
Community Relations Service 7 $147,783.57
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 7 $172,450.14
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 7 $160,329.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 7 $169,599.71
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 7 $128,468.71
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 7 $173,840.71
U.S. Mint 7 $156,205.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 7 $145,318.00
Departmental Administration 7 $142,830.29
Mine Safety and Health Administration 6 $159,508.00
Federal Maritime Commission 6 $153,785.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 6 $112,150.67
Farm Service Agency 6 $142,559.83
Federal Labor Relations Authority 6 $161,826.67
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 6 $139,847.33
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 5 $150,268.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 5 $148,159.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 5 $123,611.20
Government Printing Office 5 $112,264.60
Langley Research Center 5 $122,705.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $165,711.80
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 5 $138,669.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 5 $150,169.40
Federal Trade Commission 5 $147,045.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 4 $133,142.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 4 $142,063.25
Veteran Employment Services Office 4 $134,035.50
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $155,872.25
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 4 $158,864.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $166,293.75
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $159,649.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $165,733.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $126,500.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 4 $179,681.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emer Management & Resilience 3 $160,142.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $156,486.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 3 $168,231.67
Natural Resources Conservation Service 3 $169,438.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $209,919.33
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 3 $164,047.33
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 3 $146,883.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $171,922.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 3 $148,820.33
National Credit Union Administration 3 $221,895.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $136,709.67
Office of Disability Employment Policy 3 $151,403.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 3 $177,300.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 3 $167,222.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 3 $129,519.00
Office of the Director 3 $151,708.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $141,181.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 3 $166,200.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 3 $137,169.67
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $181,500.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $167,155.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $146,403.00
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $147,779.50
Pretrial Services Agency 2 $177,548.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $125,364.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $173,400.00
Office of Administrative Services 2 $165,294.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 2 $137,869.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 2 $161,750.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $133,379.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $166,940.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $189,700.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 2 $161,860.50
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 2 $148,291.50
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2 $167,216.50
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 2 $144,782.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & International Affairs 2 $144,237.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $195,626.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $166,504.50
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 2 $162,154.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 2 $150,594.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $160,761.50
Homeland Security Staff 2 $159,488.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $182,000.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $168,292.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 2 $156,316.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $182,400.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $146,155.50
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $177,115.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 2 $122,572.50
Agricultural Research Service 1 $151,496.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $183,267.00
Ames Research Center 1 $151,840.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $168,700.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $168,180.00
Office of Innovation and Improvement 1 $63,722.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $179,655.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $158,739.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $168,700.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $165,300.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $130,573.00
Economics and Statistics Administration 1 $155,328.00
Office of Civil Rights (General Services Administration) 1 $173,810.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $161,419.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $183,300.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $121,635.00
Office of Citizen Services and Communicatns 1 $165,050.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $175,644.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $155,500.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $147,390.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $123,756.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $149,288.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $179,782.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $151,496.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $148,629.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $149,718.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $155,500.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $139,519.00
Dean for VA Learning University 1 $135,945.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 1 $155,500.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 1 $155,500.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $128,790.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $155,500.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $149,288.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $151,496.00
Civil Rights 1 $151,496.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $184,767.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $158,700.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $156,784.00

Program Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Program Manager is $135,594.30. The highest paid Program Manager made $385,000 in 2015.

Common Program Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Program Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,250
ES - Senior Executive Service 1,835
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1,124
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 361
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 319
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 156
FE - Senior Foreign Service 127
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 109
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 84
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 77
EX - Executive Pay 61
FO - Foreign Service Officers 52
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 40
SL - Senior Level Positions 39
ZA - Administrative 36
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 27
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 24
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 24
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 23
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 21
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 16
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 8
IG - Inspectors General 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 5
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 4
SS - Senior Staff Positions 3
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 3
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
EE - Expert (other) 2
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 2
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1
CE - Contract Education--year Long 1
ZZ - Nonapplicable 1
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1

Average Program Management Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Program Manager was $111,519. Since then, the average pay has increased to $141,595 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0340.

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