Public Affairs Worker - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Public Affairs Worker"How much does a Public Affairs Worker in the federal government get paid? $105,560.96* *Based on the 2018 average.
Public Affairs Worker was the 75th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 3,447 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Public Affairs, with an average salary of $84,565.
Government Public Affairs jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Public Affairs job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.
This occupation includes positions responsible for administering, supervising, or performing work involved in establishing and maintaining mutual communication between Federal agencies and the general public and various other pertinent publics including internal or external, foreign or domestic audiences. Positions in this occupation advise agency management on policy formulation and the potential public reaction to proposed policy, and identify and carry out the public communication requirements inherent in disseminating policy decisions. The work involves identifying communication needs and developing informational materials that inform appropriate publics of the agency's policies, programs, services and activities, and plan, execute, and evaluate the effectiveness of information and communication programs in furthering agency goals. Work in the occupation requires skills in written and oral communication, analysis, and interpersonal relations.
Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.
Agencies that have hired a Public Affairs Worker
Public Affairs Worker Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Public Affairs Worker is $105,560.96. The highest paid Public Affairs Worker made $228,757 in 2018.
Common Public Affairs Worker Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Public Affairs Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||3,151|
|ZA - Administrative||50|
|IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use||44|
|SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec||31|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||24|
|IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos||24|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||16|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||15|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||15|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||12|
|NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only||7|
|CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs||6|
|NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin||6|
|CG - Corporate Graded||5|
|CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos||5|
|EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only||4|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||4|
|SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez||4|
|NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation||3|
|CU - Credit Union Employees||2|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||2|
|MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation||2|
|EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa||1|
|OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury||1|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||1|
|SN - Senior Level System||1|
|SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives||1|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||1|
|VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial||1|
|FO - Foreign Service Officers||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||1000 INFORMATION AND ARTS GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade
GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Public Affairs jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Construction Control Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Medical Records Administration||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Language Clerical||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Quality Assurance||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Audiovisual Production||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Public Affairs Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Public Affairs Worker was $80,179. Since then, the average pay has increased to $105,561 in 2018.
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