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Program Manager - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Program Manager"

How much does a Program Manager in the federal government get paid? $141,594.98* *Based on the 2017 average.
9,737 EMPLOYEES
$1.37B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Program Manager was the 30th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 9,737 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Program Management, with an average salary of $133,078.

Agencies that have hired a Program Manager

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 1,176 $133,078.15
Customs and Border Protection 748 $130,853.96
Forest Service 672 $105,685.94
Federal Aviation Administration 592 $165,501.78
Veterans Health Administration 502 $100,698.44
Department of Energy 424 $164,276.50
Transportation Security Administration 394 $141,705.90
Bureau of Land Management 352 $112,978.04
Environmental Protection Agency 240 $170,679.98
U.S. Agency for International Development 217 $162,924.21
Small Business Administration 195 $147,133.91
Office of Personnel Management 171 $138,767.34
Federal Highway Administration 168 $147,280.28
Veterans Benefits Administration 167 $153,737.89
Federal Bureau of Investigation 157 $132,627.79
Federal Emergency Management Agency 151 $128,361.98
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 146 $164,367.94
Indian Affairs 133 $122,705.27
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 132 $149,975.92
National Park Service 123 $133,508.03
Bureau of Reclamation 112 $134,200.21
Citizenship and Immigration Services 107 $153,661.05
Bureau of the Census 100 $152,470.99
Department of State 97 $139,977.16
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 95 $161,727.60
Foreign Agricultural Service 89 $141,602.28
Food Safety and Inspection Service 77 $148,373.42
Peace Corps 75 $144,614.36
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 71 $139,590.89
National Protection and Programs Directorate 71 $149,415.90
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 67 $147,928.66
Selective Service System 61 $125,423.12
Employment and Training Administration 59 $156,515.02
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 59 $162,838.37
Food and Nutrition Service 58 $157,577.50
Federal Acquisition Service 56 $159,914.45
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 54 $154,174.15
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 47 $144,074.93
Offices, Boards and Divisions 46 $152,142.85
Social Security Administration 45 $162,475.00
National Science Foundation 45 $167,003.80
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 43 $157,562.35
Goddard Space Flight Center 39 $151,616.26
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 37 $166,882.59
Office of Secretary of Transportation 36 $173,639.56
Public Buildings Service 36 $161,781.97
Risk Management Agency 36 $129,580.58
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 32 $165,448.22
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 32 $145,180.59
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 30 $159,231.67
Securities and Exchange Commission 28 $245,684.14
National Archives and Records Administration 26 $150,747.96
Science and Technology Directorate 26 $164,805.15
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 25 $142,477.88
National Labor Relations Board 25 $169,379.84
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 25 $151,516.16
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 25 $167,226.33
Office of Justice Programs 24 $153,560.17
Food and Drug Administration 24 $158,882.42
Geological Survey 24 $144,467.13
Federal Transit Administration 22 $171,911.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 22 $148,109.23
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 22 $150,889.41
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 21 $151,149.48
Departmental Offices 19 $150,027.79
Indian Health Service 18 $150,772.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 17 $152,890.88
Office of Comptroller of Currency 16 $219,971.19
National Cemetery Administration 16 $169,842.47
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 16 $125,238.06
Program Support Center 15 $139,783.07
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 15 $145,725.87
Headquarters, Nasa 15 $153,444.33
National Transportation Safety Board 15 $181,869.93
Patent and Trademark Office 14 $163,072.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 14 $156,593.21
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 13 $167,517.85
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 13 $137,564.31
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 12 $148,378.75
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 12 $174,652.27
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 11 $158,828.45
Consumer Product Safety Commission 11 $166,110.00
Presidio Trust 11 $134,930.36
U.S. Secret Service 11 $147,440.64
Departmental Administration 10 $155,328.60
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 10 $161,030.10
Administration for Community Living 10 $156,905.80
Administration for Children and Families 10 $165,564.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 10 $145,301.40
Federal Student Aid 10 $173,290.30
Mine Safety and Health Administration 9 $168,716.00
Maritime Administration 9 $176,001.78
Rural Utilities Service 9 $157,990.22
Farm Service Agency 9 $146,392.89
Health Resources and Services Administration 9 $181,438.67
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $173,194.78
Community Relations Service 8 $153,194.88
Office of Governmentwide Policy 8 $171,056.88
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 8 $169,368.25
National Institutes of Health 8 $152,639.13
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 7 $178,978.57
Federal Labor Relations Authority 7 $163,788.71
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 7 $135,899.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 7 $173,045.14
Federal Maritime Commission 7 $161,605.29
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 6 $151,281.00
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 6 $125,712.67
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 6 $177,732.33
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 6 $168,560.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 6 $130,269.33
U.S. Mint 5 $115,241.40
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 5 $128,170.20
Langley Research Center 5 $128,807.20
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 5 $165,458.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 5 $154,496.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 5 $148,542.40
Executive Office for Immigration Review 5 $160,991.80
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 5 $179,139.60
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 5 $145,901.60
Drug Enforcement Administration 4 $175,779.00
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $168,934.00
Denali Commission 4 $114,230.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 4 $166,409.25
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $161,048.75
Agricultural Marketing Service 4 $165,716.25
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $153,549.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 4 $154,624.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $164,680.25
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $158,694.50
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 4 $160,982.50
Government Printing Office 4 $131,133.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $176,628.33
National Credit Union Administration 3 $228,134.67
Office of Postsecondary Education 3 $169,251.00
Office of the Director 3 $159,849.67
Federal Trade Commission 3 $156,453.33
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 3 $169,116.33
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 3 $131,481.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 3 $153,484.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 3 $146,193.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $148,721.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 3 $157,248.33
Office of Mission Assurance 3 $157,466.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 3 $180,357.67
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $224,870.67
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 3 $156,941.00
Office of Administrative Services 2 $177,437.50
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 2 $161,900.00
Office of the Committee for Purchase from People Blind 2 $116,441.50
Office of Disability Employment Policy 2 $170,365.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $178,500.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 2 $158,345.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $156,883.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $181,875.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $177,973.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $133,905.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 2 $142,822.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $176,885.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $182,809.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 2 $155,455.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $119,681.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $183,350.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $175,075.50
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $152,374.50
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $158,673.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $154,700.50
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 2 $127,995.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $131,835.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 2 $171,611.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $142,060.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $163,900.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $164,136.00
Veteran Employment Services Office 1 $161,900.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $138,160.00
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 1 $174,873.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 1 $157,350.00
Exe Dir for Identity, Cred, Access Management 1 $161,900.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 1 $157,365.00
Office of Assistant Secretary Public & Intergovernmental Affairs 1 $166,132.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $161,900.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $110,584.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $176,851.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 1 $180,698.00
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 1 $187,000.00
Civil Rights 1 $161,900.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $186,685.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $171,614.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $172,100.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $172,100.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $187,000.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $175,950.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $145,629.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $199,700.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $165,000.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $179,782.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $155,500.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $196,987.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $184,662.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $186,987.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $164,663.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $189,000.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
Office of Civil Rights (General Services Administration) 1 $178,820.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $158,123.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $179,700.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $161,812.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $171,900.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $176,633.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $148,903.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $131,214.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $142,916.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $150,837.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $161,900.00
Ames Research Center 1 $163,400.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $179,655.00

Program Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Program Manager is $141,594.98. The highest paid Program Manager made $325,000 in 2017.

Common Program Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Program Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,257
ES - Senior Executive Service 1,838
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 989
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 429
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 319
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 159
FE - Senior Foreign Service 111
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 75
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 73
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 71
FO - Foreign Service Officers 64
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 62
ZA - Administrative 39
SL - Senior Level Positions 36
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 32
EX - Executive Pay 29
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 27
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 23
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 23
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 17
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 16
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 13
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 5
IT - 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
SS - Senior Staff Positions 3
IG - Inspectors General 3
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 2
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 2
EE - Expert (other) 2
CE - Contract Education--year Long 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 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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