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Program Manager - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Program Manager"

How much does a Program Manager in the federal government get paid? $143,621.00* *Based on the 2018 average.
10,671 EMPLOYEES
$1.46B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Program Manager was the 440th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 10,671 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Program Management, with an average salary of $130,306.

Agencies that have hired a Program Manager

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 1,392 $130,306.13
Customs and Border Protection 823 $140,586.70
Forest Service 771 $106,933.00
Federal Aviation Administration 659 $162,857.27
Veterans Health Administration 486 $103,647.45
Department of Energy 447 $165,545.46
Bureau of Land Management 401 $114,726.98
Transportation Security Administration 400 $143,914.51
Environmental Protection Agency 260 $173,452.97
U.S. Agency for International Development 255 $165,126.80
Office of Personnel Management 200 $140,589.59
Small Business Administration 198 $148,849.56
Federal Highway Administration 181 $149,579.49
Federal Bureau of Investigation 169 $156,179.91
Federal Emergency Management Agency 159 $132,809.04
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 155 $167,603.88
Veterans Benefits Administration 149 $155,911.59
Indian Affairs 143 $124,496.15
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 136 $153,001.50
Bureau of Reclamation 125 $137,878.74
Citizenship and Immigration Services 118 $156,930.07
Bureau of the Census 108 $156,011.03
National Park Service 108 $140,555.42
Department of State 103 $143,865.97
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 96 $164,723.52
Foreign Agricultural Service 95 $144,155.68
Peace Corps 87 $148,534.59
Food Safety and Inspection Service 83 $151,244.02
National Protection and Programs Directorate 78 $154,046.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 75 $140,057.40
U.S. Coast Guard 75 $139,922.57
Selective Service System 71 $127,231.77
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 70 $155,777.11
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 69 $153,131.34
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 63 $163,830.17
Employment and Training Administration 63 $162,031.63
Federal Acquisition Service 58 $161,991.17
Food and Nutrition Service 58 $159,818.55
Offices, Boards and Divisions 54 $151,348.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 51 $161,327.26
National Science Foundation 50 $171,933.42
Social Security Administration 45 $165,808.96
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 44 $147,319.77
Goddard Space Flight Center 40 $154,114.75
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 37 $169,801.30
Risk Management Agency 37 $130,521.11
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 37 $166,544.89
Office of Secretary of Transportation 35 $175,880.66
Securities and Exchange Commission 34 $247,738.59
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 34 $161,536.35
Food and Drug Administration 34 $155,788.68
Public Buildings Service 33 $165,165.61
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 32 $138,390.16
National Archives and Records Administration 30 $151,318.30
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 28 $145,325.79
Science and Technology Directorate 28 $164,884.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 26 $171,093.38
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 26 $156,019.54
Geological Survey 25 $147,151.40
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 24 $155,384.04
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 23 $153,933.22
National Labor Relations Board 23 $175,120.26
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 23 $151,328.52
Federal Transit Administration 22 $175,990.59
Office of Justice Programs 21 $155,090.33
Indian Health Service 19 $154,586.79
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 19 $154,997.63
Departmental Offices 18 $154,650.50
Headquarters, Nasa 18 $156,620.72
National Cemetery Administration 17 $168,685.65
Patent and Trademark Office 16 $168,210.75
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 16 $129,474.81
Office of Comptroller of Currency 16 $227,464.88
Program Support Center 16 $143,597.81
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 15 $151,686.60
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 15 $141,513.67
National Transportation Safety Board 14 $180,734.57
National Institute of Standards and Technology 14 $159,579.86
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 14 $167,225.21
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 13 $138,505.46
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 13 $175,902.83
U.S. Secret Service 13 $150,259.77
Presidio Trust 13 $138,473.00
Federal Student Aid 13 $179,016.46
Consumer Product Safety Commission 12 $169,140.67
Departmental Administration 12 $158,591.42
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 12 $155,581.08
Maritime Administration 12 $173,940.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 11 $151,057.27
Rural Utilities Service 11 $164,206.00
Administration for Community Living 11 $158,231.36
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 10 $149,276.90
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 10 $161,723.40
Offices of the Regional Administrators 10 $144,379.20
Federal Railroad Administration 10 $177,873.90
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 9 $138,537.22
Farm Service Agency 9 $152,335.56
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 9 $138,047.00
Administration for Children and Families 8 $162,481.33
National Institutes of Health 8 $154,695.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 8 $185,796.63
Office of Governmentwide Policy 8 $172,599.13
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 8 $166,751.75
Community Relations Service 8 $158,049.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 7 $178,567.86
Federal Labor Relations Authority 7 $167,058.14
Mine Safety and Health Administration 7 $170,569.29
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 7 $143,710.57
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 7 $153,078.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 6 $141,865.00
Federal Maritime Commission 6 $165,528.17
Broadcasting Board of Governors 6 $135,598.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 6 $129,139.00
U.S. Marshals Service 6 $170,370.17
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 5 $171,313.40
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 5 $151,037.00
Langley Research Center 5 $132,456.60
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 5 $161,037.60
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 5 $148,240.20
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $181,165.25
U.S. Mint 5 $159,869.25
Denali Commission 4 $115,585.50
Veterans Employment and Training Service 4 $155,003.75
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $164,200.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 4 $180,819.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 4 $164,103.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 4 $170,347.50
Government Printing Office 4 $133,688.75
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $156,570.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $172,915.25
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $158,600.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 4 $186,111.25
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 4 $152,987.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 4 $155,783.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 4 $155,957.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 3 $162,511.33
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $231,882.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 3 $180,315.33
Office of Mission Assurance 3 $161,081.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 3 $158,889.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 3 $176,693.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $181,133.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $154,461.33
Federal Trade Commission 3 $163,382.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 3 $170,256.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $169,427.33
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $181,270.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $184,650.00
Homeland Security Staff 2 $185,455.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $124,139.50
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 2 $160,894.50
Agricultural Research Service 2 $173,090.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $165,288.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $140,467.50
Pretrial Services Agency 2 $182,550.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 2 $118,524.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $170,397.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $184,059.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 2 $160,523.50
Office of Disability Employment Policy 2 $175,673.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $189,700.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $134,562.50
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 2 $137,035.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $159,384.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 2 $163,124.00
Exe Dir for Identity, Cred, Access Management 2 $150,591.00
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 2 $181,370.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $176,887.50
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 2 $156,233.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $187,324.00
National Credit Union Administration 2 $0.00
Ames Research Center 2 $164,200.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $136,743.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 2 $147,719.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 2 $177,077.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $177,719.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 2 $177,450.00
Office of Administrative Services 2 $182,900.00
Office of the Committee for Purchase from People Blind 2 $122,975.00
Office of Civil Rights (General Services Administration) 1 $186,450.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $161,746.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $179,700.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $164,200.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $164,077.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $164,200.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $181,932.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $174,500.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $189,600.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $175,298.00
Civil Rights 1 $174,334.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $174,500.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $174,500.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $151,866.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $189,600.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $180,349.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $156,345.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $137,451.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $149,484.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $164,200.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $161,746.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $152,760.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $164,200.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $129,519.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $158,123.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $189,542.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $90,161.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 1 $162,700.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 1 $159,568.00
Office of Assistant Secretary Public & Intergovernmental Affairs 1 $168,458.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $161,900.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $68,036.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $148,967.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $155,500.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $139,673.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $187,000.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $155,500.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $155,500.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 1 $155,500.00
Office for Civil Rights 1 $155,500.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $189,600.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $171,161.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $174,500.00
Office of the Director 1 $164,200.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $180,241.00

Program Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Program Manager is $143,621.00. The highest paid Program Manager made $331,175 in 2018.

Common Program Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Program Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,714
ES - Senior Executive Service 1,921
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1,200
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 483
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 323
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 174
FE - Senior Foreign Service 113
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 95
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 84
FO - Foreign Service Officers 82
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 77
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 67
ZA - Administrative 56
EX - Executive Pay 42
SL - Senior Level Positions 41
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 36
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 33
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 27
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 25
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 14
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
EE - Expert (other) 3
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 3
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 2
IT - 2
SS - Senior Staff Positions 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
CE - Contract Education--year Long 1
IG - Inspectors General 1
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 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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