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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
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
U.S. 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
Citizenship and Immigration 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
National Protection and Programs Directorate 60 $146,290.80
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 60 $139,665.62
Food and Nutrition Service 59 $150,345.58
Federal Acquisition Service 54 $155,065.48
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 54 $155,511.67
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
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 38 $148,127.42
Goddard Space Flight Center 38 $142,408.37
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
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
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 25 $144,511.96
Program Support Center 24 $128,727.42
Securities and Exchange Commission 24 $237,282.50
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
Science and Technology Directorate 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
Consumer Product Safety Commission 15 $158,857.60
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 15 $143,741.93
Food and Drug Administration 14 $161,327.07
National Institute of Standards and Technology 14 $160,573.00
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
National Transportation Safety Board 11 $182,564.45
Presidio Trust 11 $135,702.45
Offices of the Regional Administrators 11 $160,000.00
Maritime Administration 11 $166,990.45
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 11 $163,736.91
Federal Railroad Administration 10 $168,926.40
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 10 $171,904.10
Rural Utilities Service 10 $147,396.10
Denali Commission 10 $109,023.30
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 10 $136,014.00
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
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
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 7 $169,599.71
Community Relations Service 7 $147,783.57
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 7 $172,450.14
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 7 $160,329.00
U.S. Mint 7 $156,205.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 7 $145,318.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 7 $128,468.71
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 7 $173,840.71
Departmental Administration 7 $142,830.29
Farm Service Agency 6 $142,559.83
Federal Labor Relations Authority 6 $161,826.67
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 6 $139,847.33
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
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 Mid-Atlantic 5 $148,159.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 5 $150,268.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 5 $123,611.20
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 4 $179,681.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $165,733.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $126,500.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $166,293.75
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
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 4 $133,142.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 4 $142,063.25
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $159,649.50
Office of Disability Employment Policy 3 $151,403.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 3 $167,222.00
Office of the Director 3 $151,708.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 3 $177,300.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 3 $129,519.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $141,181.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 3 $137,169.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 3 $160,142.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 3 $166,200.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 3 $168,231.67
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $209,919.33
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $156,486.33
Natural Resources Conservation Service 3 $169,438.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 3 $164,047.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $171,922.00
National Credit Union Administration 3 $221,895.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 3 $148,820.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $136,709.67
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 3 $146,883.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $125,364.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 2 $137,869.50
Office of Administrative Services 2 $165,294.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $133,379.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 2 $161,860.50
Office of Mission Assurance 2 $144,782.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $166,504.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $160,761.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $173,400.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 2 $161,750.50
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $189,700.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2 $167,216.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $195,626.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 2 $150,594.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $182,000.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $182,400.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $177,115.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $167,155.00
Pretrial Services Agency 2 $177,548.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $166,940.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 2 $148,291.50
Office of Assistant Secretary Public & Intergovernmental Affairs 2 $144,237.50
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $168,292.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 2 $122,572.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $146,403.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $146,155.50
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 2 $156,316.00
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 2 $162,154.00
Homeland Security Staff 2 $159,488.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $181,500.00
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $147,779.50
Agricultural Research Service 1 $151,496.00
Civil Rights 1 $151,496.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $168,180.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $168,700.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $156,784.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $168,700.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $158,739.00
Economics and Statistics Administration 1 $155,328.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $175,644.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $149,288.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $149,718.00
Dean for VA Learning University 1 $135,945.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $128,790.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $151,496.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $123,756.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $148,629.00
Office of Civil Rights (General Services Administration) 1 $173,810.00
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technology 1 $165,050.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $147,390.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $158,700.00
Ames Research Center 1 $151,840.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $179,655.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $130,573.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $183,300.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $139,519.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $151,496.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 1 $155,500.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $149,288.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $121,635.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $155,500.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $179,782.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $155,500.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 1 $155,500.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $155,500.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $184,767.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $183,267.00
Office of Innovation and Improvement 1 $63,722.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $165,300.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $161,419.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00

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
PG - Printing Office Grades 5
IG - Inspectors General 5
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 4
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 3
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 3
SS - Senior Staff Positions 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 2
EE - Expert (other) 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
CE - Contract Education--year Long 1
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1
ZZ - Nonapplicable 1

Average Program Management Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Program Manager was $111,519. Since then, the average pay has increased to $156,885 in 2021.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0340.

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