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Top 100 Federal Occupations in 2020

This table shows the top 100 most well-paid occupations in the federal government in 2020, ranked by average pay. In 2020, the number one most well-paid job was "Medical Officer," with an average yearly pay of $251,055. The runner-up job, "Medical Officer," follows with an average of $251,055, which is a 0% decrease.

Rank Occupation Title Average Pay Highest Paid Individual
1 Medical Officer $251,055.46 $464,227
2 Medical Officer $251,055.46 $464,227
3 Securities Compliance Examiner $199,911.55 $253,300
4 Securities Compliance Examiner $199,911.55 $253,300
5 Dental Officer $192,586.39 $389,293
6 Dental Officer $192,586.39 $389,293
7 Administrative Law Judge $178,224.08 $181,500
8 Administrative Law Judge $178,224.08 $181,500
9 Patent Attorney $174,664.85 $197,300
10 Patent Attorney $174,664.85 $197,300
11 $170,652.08 $219,200
12 $170,652.08 $219,200
13 Patent Administrator $170,328.14 $197,300
14 Patent Administrator $170,328.14 $197,300
15 Technical Systems Program Manager $162,582.69 $197,300
16 Technical Systems Program Manager $162,582.69 $197,300
17 Chief Engineer $161,062.25 $175,575
18 Chief Engineer $161,062.25 $175,575
19 Program Manager $153,309.96 $318,830
20 Program Manager $153,309.96 $318,830
21 Podiatrist $152,591.17 $283,038
22 Podiatrist $152,591.17 $283,038
23 Patent Classifying $152,172.76 $170,800
24 Patent Classifying $152,172.76 $170,800
25 Astronomy and Space Scientist $150,578.88 $194,373
26 Astronomy and Space Scientist $150,578.88 $194,373
27 Metallurgist $150,113.85 $197,300
28 Metallurgist $150,113.85 $197,300
29 General Mathematican/Statistician $149,358.85 $253,300
30 General Mathematican/Statistician $149,358.85 $253,300
31 Physicist $147,212.01 $251,762
32 Physicist $147,212.01 $251,762
33 General Attorney $146,901.79 $286,221
34 General Attorney $146,901.79 $286,221
35 Financial Manager $145,321.88 $292,205
36 Financial Manager $145,321.88 $292,205
37 Mathematician $144,967.82 $270,300
38 Mathematician $144,967.82 $270,300
39 Fish and Wildlife Administrator $144,619.72 $197,300
40 Fish and Wildlife Administrator $144,619.72 $197,300
41 Patent Adviser $144,199.63 $170,800
42 Patent Adviser $144,199.63 $170,800
43 Pharmacologist $143,745.25 $284,465
44 Pharmacologist $143,745.25 $284,465
45 Financial Analyst $141,313.62 $273,400
46 Financial Analyst $141,313.62 $273,400
47 Actuarial Scientist $138,561.00 $197,300
48 Actuarial Scientist $138,561.00 $197,300
49 Health System Administrator $137,578.70 $213,600
50 Health System Administrator $137,578.70 $213,600
51 Computer Scientist $136,476.07 $264,000
52 Computer Scientist $136,476.07 $264,000
53 Financial Institution Examiner $136,417.63 $277,678
54 Financial Institution Examiner $136,417.63 $277,678
55 Aerospace Engineer $134,909.19 $197,300
56 Aerospace Engineer $134,909.19 $197,300
57 Document Analyst $134,719.41 $170,800
58 Document Analyst $134,719.41 $170,800
59 Foreign Affairs Personnel $134,648.60 $219,200
60 Foreign Affairs Personnel $134,648.60 $219,200
61 Computer Engineer $134,501.69 $197,300
62 Computer Engineer $134,501.69 $197,300
63 Electronics Engineer $134,133.83 $197,300
64 Electronics Engineer $134,133.83 $197,300
65 Air Safety Investigator $133,886.03 $170,800
66 Air Safety Investigator $133,886.03 $170,800
67 Mediator $133,869.27 $181,500
68 Mediator $133,869.27 $181,500
69 Education Researcher $133,705.56 $170,800
70 Education Researcher $133,705.56 $170,800
71 Naval Architect $133,296.19 $170,800
72 Naval Architect $133,296.19 $170,800
73 General Engineer $132,871.73 $253,300
74 General Engineer $132,871.73 $253,300
75 Air Traffic Controller $132,558.96 $197,300
76 Air Traffic Controller $132,558.96 $197,300
77 Transportation Industry Analyst $131,932.42 $195,894
78 Transportation Industry Analyst $131,932.42 $195,894
79 International Relations Personnel $131,811.02 $197,300
80 International Relations Personnel $131,811.02 $197,300
81 Employee Benefits Lawyer $131,168.78 $197,300
82 Employee Benefits Lawyer $131,168.78 $197,300
83 Zoologist $130,690.29 $180,798
84 Zoologist $130,690.29 $180,798
85 Operations Researcher $130,516.27 $262,500
86 Operations Researcher $130,516.27 $262,500
87 Oceanographer $130,399.78 $197,300
88 Oceanographer $130,399.78 $197,300
89 Patent Examiner $130,134.15 $170,800
90 Patent Examiner $130,134.15 $170,800
91 Economist $129,870.05 $277,600
92 Economist $129,870.05 $277,600
93 Pharmacist $129,665.00 $226,314
94 Pharmacist $129,665.00 $226,314
95 Fire Protection Engineer $129,259.11 $170,800
96 Fire Protection Engineer $129,259.11 $170,800
97 Foreign Agricultural Affairs Personnel $129,170.16 $196,531
98 Foreign Agricultural Affairs Personnel $129,170.16 $196,531
99 Industrial Specialist $128,970.95 $196,440
100 Industrial Specialist $128,970.95 $196,440

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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