Program Manager - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Program Manager"

How much does a Program Manager in the federal government get paid? $141,691.94* *Based on the 2018 average.
9,830 EMPLOYEES
$1.38B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Program Manager was the 30th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 9,830 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 $132,737.

Agencies that have hired a Program Manager

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 1,191 $132,736.87
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 747 $130,976.80
Forest Service 671 $105,812.44
Federal Aviation Administration 590 $165,219.24
Veterans Health Administration 493 $101,063.12
Department of Energy 432 $159,432.14
Transportation Security Administration 394 $142,103.43
Bureau of Land Management 351 $113,207.26
Environmental Protection Agency 239 $171,520.79
Agency for International Development 219 $162,898.72
Small Business Administration 191 $147,239.25
Office of Personnel Management 173 $138,735.34
Federal Highway Administration 170 $146,968.61
Veterans Benefits Administration 163 $153,454.25
Federal Bureau of Investigation 158 $153,210.17
Federal Emergency Management Agency 155 $128,325.43
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 145 $164,760.48
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 132 $150,290.86
Indian Affairs 131 $122,993.44
National Park Service 122 $133,753.90
Bureau of Reclamation 112 $135,288.02
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 108 $153,681.73
Bureau of the Census 101 $152,439.97
Department of State 100 $140,392.62
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 96 $162,409.92
Foreign Agricultural Service 89 $141,904.55
Food Safety and Inspection Service 76 $148,941.68
Peace Corps 72 $145,904.96
National Protection and Programs Directorate 71 $149,971.89
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 70 $139,841.93
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 70 $147,871.70
U.S. Coast Guard 65 $138,012.71
Selective Service System 61 $125,423.12
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 60 $162,240.38
Food and Nutrition Service 59 $157,582.68
Employment and Training Administration 59 $156,646.66
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 55 $154,410.35
Federal Acquisition Service 54 $159,314.11
Offices, Boards and Divisions 47 $152,234.94
National Science Foundation 47 $167,332.70
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 46 $144,581.22
Social Security Administration 45 $162,517.89
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 45 $159,384.47
Goddard Space Flight Center 39 $151,616.26
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 38 $166,562.29
Risk Management Agency 37 $129,779.81
Public Buildings Service 36 $161,781.97
Office of Secretary of Transportation 36 $174,678.44
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 33 $166,352.88
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 32 $145,333.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 31 $159,432.97
Securities and Exchange Commission 28 $245,684.14
Ous for Science and Technology 27 $162,524.07
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 27 $166,192.69
National Labor Relations Board 26 $169,465.77
National Archives and Records Administration 26 $150,747.96
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 26 $142,675.96
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 25 $151,516.16
Food and Drug Administration 24 $157,585.92
Office of Justice Programs 24 $153,194.13
Geological Survey 24 $145,074.46
Federal Transit Administration 22 $171,911.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 22 $149,000.23
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 22 $151,258.77
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 21 $151,358.67
Departmental Offices 19 $150,027.79
Indian Health Service 18 $150,967.28
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 17 $152,890.88
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 16 $125,972.44
National Transportation Safety Board 16 $181,077.56
National Cemetery Administration 16 $169,842.47
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 15 $145,725.87
Office of Comptroller of Currency 15 $222,045.40
Program Support Center 15 $139,838.27
Headquarters, Nasa 15 $153,444.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 14 $137,150.21
Patent and Trademark Office 14 $163,749.64
National Institute of Standards and Technology 14 $157,475.36
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 13 $148,918.38
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 13 $167,517.85
Consumer Product Safety Commission 12 $165,800.83
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 12 $174,652.27
Federal Student Aid 11 $173,900.27
Presidio Trust 11 $137,628.09
Administration for Children and Families 10 $165,564.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 10 $145,754.90
Departmental Administration 10 $155,628.60
Mine Safety and Health Administration 10 $167,394.40
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 10 $156,011.30
Administration for Community Living 10 $156,905.80
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 9 $160,933.44
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $173,194.78
Maritime Administration 9 $176,001.78
Office of Governmentwide Policy 9 $171,117.22
Health Resources and Services Administration 9 $181,438.67
U.S. Secret Service 9 $149,148.22
Rural Utilities Service 9 $157,990.22
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 8 $169,368.25
National Institutes of Health 8 $152,639.13
Farm Service Agency 8 $149,371.25
Federal Labor Relations Authority 8 $163,552.75
Community Relations Service 8 $153,194.88
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 7 $173,045.14
Federal Maritime Commission 7 $161,605.29
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 7 $178,978.57
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 7 $135,899.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 6 $168,560.00
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 $180,393.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 6 $130,269.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 5 $128,170.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 5 $154,496.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 5 $148,542.40
Langley Research Center 5 $128,807.20
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 5 $166,586.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $163,893.40
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
Denali Commission 4 $114,230.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 4 $165,716.25
U.S. Mint 4 $154,295.33
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 4 $166,409.25
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $161,048.75
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 4 $160,982.50
Government Printing Office 4 $131,133.50
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $153,549.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 4 $154,809.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $158,944.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 4 $175,779.00
U.S. Marshals Service 4 $168,934.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $231,882.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 3 $156,941.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 3 $153,484.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 3 $146,193.33
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 3 $169,116.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $148,721.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 3 $131,481.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 3 $157,248.33
Office of Postsecondary Education 3 $169,251.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $176,628.33
Office of the Director 3 $159,849.67
National Credit Union Administration 3 $0.00
Federal Trade Commission 3 $160,641.00
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 3 $157,466.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 3 $180,357.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $142,060.50
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 2 $155,455.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 2 $127,995.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $119,681.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $131,835.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $183,350.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $133,905.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $175,075.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 2 $144,858.50
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $152,374.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $177,973.50
Office of Disability Employment Policy 2 $171,365.00
Office of Administrative Services 2 $177,437.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $178,500.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 2 $161,900.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 2 $158,345.50
Office of the Committee for Purchase from People Blind 2 $116,441.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $156,883.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $176,885.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $158,673.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $181,875.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $182,809.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $154,700.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $148,903.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $176,851.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emer Management & Resilience 1 $157,350.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $164,663.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $175,950.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $150,837.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $131,214.00
Exe Dir for Identity, Cred, Access Management 1 $161,900.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $189,000.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $145,629.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $161,900.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $142,916.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 1 $157,365.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $176,674.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $199,700.00
Ames Research Center 1 $163,400.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $163,900.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & International Affairs 1 $166,132.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 1 $165,300.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $165,000.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $179,655.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $158,123.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $161,900.00
Office of Civil Rights (General Services Administration) 1 $178,820.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $179,782.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $172,136.00
Civil Rights 1 $161,900.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $158,123.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $139,673.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $185,100.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $186,685.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $179,700.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $155,500.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $140,552.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $171,614.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $161,812.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $196,987.00
Veteran Employment Services Office 1 $161,900.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $172,100.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $171,900.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $184,662.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $138,160.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $172,100.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $176,633.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $110,584.00
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 1 $174,873.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $186,987.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $187,000.00

Program Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Program Manager is $141,691.94. The highest paid Program Manager made $334,175 in 2018.

Common Program Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Program Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,309
ES - Senior Executive Service 1,852
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1,006
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 429
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 318
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 157
FE - Senior Foreign Service 110
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 78
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 76
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 68
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 66
FO - Foreign Service Officers 65
ZA - Administrative 40
SL - Senior Level Positions 36
EX - Executive Pay 35
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 31
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 27
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 26
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 23
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 16
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 15
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 13
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
SS - Senior Staff Positions 3
IT - 3
IG - Inspectors General 3
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 2
EE - Expert (other) 2
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
LL - Executives At Federal Housing Finance Ag 2
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
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 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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