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Program Manager - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Program Manager"

How much does a Program Manager in the federal government get paid? $147,691.39* *Based on the 2019 average.
9,834 EMPLOYEES
$1.38B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Program Manager was the 356th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 9,834 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Program Management, with an average salary of $135,837.

Agencies that have hired a Program Manager

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 1,177 $135,836.73
Customs and Border Protection 812 $144,245.23
Forest Service 677 $109,408.56
Federal Aviation Administration 615 $165,761.35
Veterans Health Administration 463 $111,618.77
Department of Energy 398 $169,367.14
Transportation Security Administration 392 $148,099.93
Bureau of Land Management 340 $118,720.75
U.S. Agency for International Development 242 $168,222.89
Environmental Protection Agency 237 $178,836.75
Office of Personnel Management 184 $142,775.90
Small Business Administration 184 $152,235.57
Federal Highway Administration 172 $152,121.15
Veterans Benefits Administration 164 $160,001.09
Federal Bureau of Investigation 161 $159,078.95
Federal Emergency Management Agency 140 $136,313.41
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 140 $170,232.30
Indian Affairs 128 $127,844.19
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 123 $155,418.32
Bureau of Reclamation 113 $140,488.97
Bureau of the Census 112 $159,160.34
Citizenship and Immigration Services 106 $160,770.22
Department of State 99 $145,849.01
National Park Service 96 $142,744.38
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 87 $166,034.68
Food Safety and Inspection Service 84 $154,230.31
Foreign Agricultural Service 84 $147,754.05
Peace Corps 72 $152,979.36
National Protection and Programs Directorate 72 $151,328.57
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 69 $143,553.87
U.S. Coast Guard 69 $143,033.44
Federal Acquisition Service 63 $165,473.44
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 62 $161,510.10
Selective Service System 61 $129,743.98
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 61 $154,239.93
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 58 $165,448.97
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 56 $165,169.96
Food and Nutrition Service 56 $160,327.38
Employment and Training Administration 49 $166,720.35
National Science Foundation 47 $173,424.51
Social Security Administration 43 $169,355.86
Offices, Boards and Divisions 43 $156,565.19
Office of Secretary of Transportation 39 $179,472.74
Goddard Space Flight Center 38 $156,090.76
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 38 $146,044.47
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 38 $153,404.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 36 $174,234.44
Public Buildings Service 34 $168,418.00
Food and Drug Administration 33 $159,580.15
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 33 $169,082.42
Securities and Exchange Commission 32 $252,109.88
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 31 $161,908.39
Risk Management Agency 31 $129,554.77
Science and Technology Directorate 28 $171,059.36
National Archives and Records Administration 28 $157,248.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 27 $159,662.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 26 $181,778.04
Geological Survey 24 $150,253.78
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 23 $159,198.52
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 23 $160,389.57
National Labor Relations Board 23 $175,248.52
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 23 $153,758.48
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 22 $152,674.64
Federal Transit Administration 20 $173,446.05
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 19 $161,225.16
Headquarters, Nasa 18 $161,584.61
Departmental Offices 18 $157,935.67
Indian Health Service 17 $161,976.82
National Cemetery Administration 17 $168,760.29
Office of Justice Programs 17 $160,990.60
Patent and Trademark Office 16 $172,168.13
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 16 $159,382.94
National Institute of Standards and Technology 15 $166,466.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 15 $140,151.33
National Transportation Safety Board 13 $184,664.00
Program Support Center 13 $140,225.23
Federal Student Aid 13 $180,433.08
Presidio Trust 12 $138,643.58
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 12 $172,972.83
Consumer Product Safety Commission 12 $168,277.25
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 12 $152,890.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 12 $132,781.08
National Technical Information Service 11 $136,565.45
Mine Safety and Health Administration 11 $179,868.30
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 11 $177,386.30
Office of Comptroller of Currency 11 $230,573.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 11 $154,144.09
National Institutes of Health 11 $139,908.18
U.S. Secret Service 10 $158,168.80
Rural Utilities Service 10 $168,403.90
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 10 $153,785.30
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 10 $164,902.10
Office of Governmentwide Policy 9 $175,719.11
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $179,786.11
Offices of the Regional Administrators 9 $143,293.56
Health Resources and Services Administration 9 $186,587.56
Maritime Administration 9 $174,010.00
Administration for Children and Families 8 $174,341.13
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 8 $147,794.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 8 $162,364.00
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 7 $142,129.14
Departmental Administration 7 $165,485.14
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 7 $142,093.43
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 7 $160,346.57
Community Relations Service 7 $165,182.43
Federal Maritime Commission 6 $168,773.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 6 $150,481.67
U.S. Marshals Service 6 $173,323.00
U.S. Mint 6 $164,369.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 6 $176,639.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 6 $171,410.83
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 6 $134,014.17
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 5 $185,223.60
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 5 $185,331.20
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 5 $149,197.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 5 $168,768.40
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 5 $166,722.20
Administration for Community Living 5 $165,487.40
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 5 $178,525.20
Government Printing Office 5 $136,725.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 5 $179,970.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $178,112.40
Fpac Business Center 5 $137,955.20
Federal Labor Relations Authority 5 $172,501.40
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $173,747.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 5 $141,413.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 4 $158,576.25
Langley Research Center 4 $141,267.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 4 $186,532.75
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $166,394.25
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 4 $156,659.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 4 $153,207.75
Veterans Employment and Training Service 4 $155,240.75
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $183,700.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $153,862.67
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $237,012.67
Federal Trade Commission 3 $166,500.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 3 $163,076.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $173,627.33
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 3 $131,481.00
Office of Mission Assurance 3 $165,411.67
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $133,422.00
Office of the Director 3 $136,232.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 3 $156,636.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 3 $147,089.33
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 3 $159,156.67
Rural Housing Service 3 $173,112.33
Office of the Committee for Purchase from People Blind 3 $132,856.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $180,501.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 2 $159,854.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $130,865.00
Ames Research Center 2 $166,500.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $191,819.50
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $175,104.50
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $0.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 2 $165,986.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $186,943.50
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 2 $189,600.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $139,913.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $168,338.50
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $156,678.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 2 $99,172.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 2 $189,016.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 2 $164,550.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 2 $182,476.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $168,889.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 2 $178,900.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 2 $192,300.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $188,533.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $152,140.00
Exe Dir for Identity, Cred, Access Management 2 $163,661.00
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 2 $190,017.50
Office of Disability Employment Policy 2 $179,400.00
Office for Civil Rights 2 $192,300.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $164,187.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 2 $168,872.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $139,979.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $124,343.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $192,300.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $0.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $176,900.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $165,417.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $0.00
Office of Civil Rights (General Services Administration) 1 $190,925.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 1 $0.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $157,067.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $173,230.00
Civil Rights 1 $178,324.00
Denali Commission 1 $90,264.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $155,000.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $166,374.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $94,617.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $179,782.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $174,052.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $184,225.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $0.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $165,417.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $192,300.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $176,900.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $166,500.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $186,530.00
Office of Administrative Services 1 $180,430.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $184,567.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $192,300.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $191,858.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $144,538.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $192,300.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $152,352.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $71,901.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $164,074.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $166,500.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $176,900.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $174,500.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $166,500.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $176,900.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $176,900.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $160,822.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $143,847.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $151,633.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $0.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $172,410.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $0.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 1 $169,045.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $165,000.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $176,623.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $181,433.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $160,916.00
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 1 $166,500.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $104,821.00
Office of Assistant Secretary Public & Intergovernmental Affairs 1 $173,343.00

Program Manager Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Program Manager is $147,691.39. The highest paid Program Manager made $331,175 in 2019.

Common Program Manager Payscales

Payscale Number of Program Management Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,223
ES - Senior Executive Service 1,865
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 992
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 462
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 310
EV - Federal Aviation Administration Executive Compensation Plan 146
FE - Senior Foreign Service 105
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 92
SW - Transportation Security Administration Executives 82
FO - Foreign Service Officers 78
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 69
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 62
EX - Executive Pay 57
ZA - Administrative 49
SL - Senior Level Positions 45
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 38
SO - Executive Positions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under The Es Pay Pla 31
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 28
EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service 22
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 19
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 11
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 8
SR - Statutory Rates Not Elsewhere Specified 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 5
IG - Inspectors General Whose Rate Of Basic Pay Is Set At Level Iii Of The Executive Schedule Plus 3 Percent 4
EE - Expert (other) 4
FJ - Officials On Noncareer Appointments 4
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 4
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
LL - Executives At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 1
CE - Contract Education--year Long 1
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
ZZ - Nonapplicable 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 1
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 1
IT - Employees Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) Of The Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief 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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