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Program Manager - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Program Manager"

How much does a Program Manager in the federal government get paid? $138,133.24* *Based on the 2016 average.
9,909 EMPLOYEES
$1.37B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Program Manager was the 34th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 9,909 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Program Management, with an average salary of $130,261.

Agencies that have hired a Program Manager

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 1,252 $130,261.44
Forest Service 692 $102,914.07
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 653 $128,420.07
Veterans Health Administration 619 $93,198.63
Federal Aviation Administration 554 $161,536.18
Department of Energy 434 $161,239.56
Transportation Security Administration 392 $138,332.51
Bureau of Land Management 355 $111,071.43
Environmental Protection Agency 243 $168,072.76
Agency for International Development 227 $160,744.22
Small Business Administration 220 $143,884.00
Federal Highway Administration 173 $143,770.92
Office of Personnel Management 162 $137,479.25
Federal Bureau of Investigation 160 $150,657.69
Veterans Benefits Administration 159 $149,635.44
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 154 $161,269.78
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 141 $144,036.09
National Park Service 140 $128,827.78
Indian Affairs 138 $119,557.54
Federal Emergency Management Agency 138 $127,581.26
Bureau of Reclamation 116 $131,294.66
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 112 $151,836.55
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 101 $156,568.31
Department of State 89 $138,575.64
Peace Corps 87 $137,952.80
Food Safety and Inspection Service 81 $144,944.62
Foreign Agricultural Service 80 $138,531.60
Bureau of the Census 78 $150,253.32
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 69 $136,362.94
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 67 $144,164.13
Employment and Training Administration 66 $153,109.43
Selective Service System 62 $122,256.80
Food and Nutrition Service 60 $154,374.58
National Protection and Programs Directorate 60 $148,203.87
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 58 $158,886.98
Federal Acquisition Service 56 $156,436.59
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 49 $148,655.45
Offices, Boards and Divisions 46 $144,008.46
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 46 $138,527.98
National Science Foundation 45 $159,804.71
Social Security Administration 44 $159,739.14
Public Buildings Service 43 $162,436.98
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 41 $157,877.61
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 40 $163,883.25
Goddard Space Flight Center 39 $145,063.13
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 36 $144,885.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 35 $162,579.49
Office of Secretary of Transportation 33 $167,803.48
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 33 $154,511.82
Risk Management Agency 33 $124,437.33
Geological Survey 29 $141,137.90
Securities and Exchange Commission 26 $243,325.35
National Labor Relations Board 26 $167,696.31
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 26 $164,741.19
National Archives and Records Administration 25 $151,291.16
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 25 $130,573.56
Office of Justice Programs 25 $152,364.16
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 24 $145,569.21
Federal Transit Administration 24 $168,353.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 24 $148,619.88
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 23 $146,356.65
Departmental Offices 23 $146,250.74
Ous for Science and Technology 23 $164,289.74
Program Support Center 20 $133,600.00
Food and Drug Administration 20 $153,332.90
National Cemetery Administration 19 $148,346.68
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 18 $122,667.00
Indian Health Service 18 $151,810.94
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 17 $157,848.59
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 17 $145,042.82
National Institute of Standards and Technology 16 $154,112.19
Office of Comptroller of Currency 16 $220,045.75
Headquarters, Nasa 14 $148,627.21
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 14 $139,901.43
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 13 $158,377.00
Maritime Administration 13 $168,902.15
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 13 $145,462.08
Consumer Product Safety Commission 12 $159,495.75
Patent and Trademark Office 12 $164,895.50
National Transportation Safety Board 12 $182,423.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 12 $168,105.92
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 11 $140,841.36
Federal Student Aid 11 $178,345.91
Health Resources and Services Administration 11 $174,044.00
Presidio Trust 11 $135,987.82
U.S. Secret Service 11 $147,618.73
Mine Safety and Health Administration 11 $158,542.73
Administration for Community Living 10 $154,823.20
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 10 $171,595.70
Offices of the Regional Administrators 10 $160,000.00
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $170,945.78
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 9 $176,149.22
Rural Utilities Service 9 $153,054.44
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 9 $176,585.44
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 8 $168,474.50
Denali Commission 8 $115,011.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 8 $131,371.63
Administration for Children and Families 8 $159,356.00
U.S. Mint 8 $157,710.88
Office of Governmentwide Policy 8 $163,544.38
Farm Service Agency 8 $140,973.00
Departmental Administration 8 $147,630.75
Community Relations Service 7 $147,925.14
National Institutes of Health 7 $180,132.57
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 7 $133,678.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 7 $146,569.57
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 7 $111,690.86
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 7 $164,002.57
Federal Maritime Commission 6 $156,062.67
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 6 $148,173.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 5 $185,870.80
Government Printing Office 5 $117,513.80
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 5 $140,530.60
Langley Research Center 5 $123,357.20
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 5 $152,925.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $166,872.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 5 $150,828.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 5 $142,724.80
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 5 $178,333.60
Federal Labor Relations Authority 5 $163,136.40
Veteran Employment Services Office 4 $135,785.25
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $174,816.75
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 4 $133,098.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 4 $129,851.50
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $174,342.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 4 $158,451.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 4 $171,158.75
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 4 $155,991.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $166,933.75
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 3 $150,874.67
National Credit Union Administration 3 $227,767.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 3 $175,877.33
Office of Disability Employment Policy 3 $158,474.67
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $161,117.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $176,783.00
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 3 $150,481.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $165,276.00
Federal Trade Commission 3 $152,118.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 3 $151,840.33
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 3 $165,960.67
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $170,712.67
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $218,161.00
Office of the Director 3 $155,153.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $139,513.67
Natural Resources Conservation Service 3 $171,191.67
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $151,253.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $127,109.50
Homeland Security Staff 2 $161,401.50
Agricultural Research Service 2 $164,835.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 2 $124,069.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $163,262.50
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2 $167,216.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $149,657.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $182,400.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $178,196.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $182,000.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $138,158.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emer Management & Resilience 2 $156,906.00
Office of Administrative Services 2 $174,360.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 2 $167,223.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 2 $153,444.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 2 $170,704.50
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & International Affairs 2 $146,373.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $174,300.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 2 $139,669.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $179,157.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $174,009.50
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $179,664.00
National Technical Information Service 2 $165,163.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $189,700.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 2 $129,519.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 2 $146,378.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $128,850.50
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $148,671.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $169,518.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $127,420.00
Railroad Retirement Board 2 $120,427.00
Pretrial Services Agency 2 $180,211.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 2 $162,719.50
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $170,941.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 2 $167,266.00
Ames Research Center 1 $158,823.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $127,036.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporation Senior Executive Management 1 $153,702.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $155,500.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $153,702.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $165,300.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $168,222.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $155,500.00
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 1 $185,100.00
Civil Rights 1 $160,736.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $169,837.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $153,702.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 1 $155,500.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $179,655.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $179,157.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $154,760.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $160,300.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $136,096.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $186,099.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $131,666.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $145,537.00
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 1 $171,358.00
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $149,432.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $157,971.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $147,139.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $148,162.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $163,033.00
Office of Civil Rights (General Services Administration) 1 $176,070.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $166,975.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $155,500.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $185,099.00
Dean for VA Learning University 1 $137,934.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $170,400.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 1 $165,300.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $179,782.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 1 $155,039.00
Economics and Statistics Administration 1 $160,764.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $173,213.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 1 $155,500.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $154,702.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $160,210.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $155,500.00

Program Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Program Manager is $138,133.24. The highest paid Program Manager made $325,000 in 2016.

Common Program Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Program Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,307
ES - Senior Executive Service 1,847
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1,067
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 387
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 316
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 164
FE - Senior Foreign Service 126
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 103
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 87
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 76
EX - Executive Pay 69
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 52
FO - Foreign Service Officers 43
ZA - Administrative 42
SL - Senior Level Positions 35
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 30
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 27
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 26
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 25
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 18
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 16
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 14
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 5
IG - Inspectors General 4
SS - Senior Staff Positions 3
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 3
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 2
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
ZZ - Nonapplicable 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
CE - Contract Education--year Long 1
EE - Expert (other) 1

Average Program Management Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Program Manager was $111,519. Since then, the average pay has increased to $141,692 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0340.

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