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Top 100 Federal Occupations in 2014

This table shows the top 100 most well-paid occupations in the federal government in 2014, ranked by average pay. In 2014, the number one most well-paid job was "Medical Officer," with an average yearly pay of $199,446. The runner-up job, "Assoc Judicial Ofcr," follows with an average of $166,113, which is a 16.71% decrease.

Rank Occupation Title Average Pay Highest Paid Individual
1 Medical Officer $199,446.03 $405,462
2 Associate Judicial Officer $166,113.00 $166,113
3 Securities Compliance Examiner $162,940.12 $236,650
4 Patent Attorney $162,829.53 $205,350
5 Patent Administrator $161,748.27 $181,500
6 Administrative Law Judge $159,829.96 $167,000
7 Dental Officer $152,572.41 $310,950
8 Nurse Anesthetist (title 38) $152,391.91 $201,700
9 Technical Systems Program Manager $143,399.96 $189,631
10 Patent Classifying $141,060.18 $160,548
11 General Mathematican/Statistician $138,937.39 $200,000
12 Astronomy and Space Scientist $137,256.98 $169,576
13 Metallurgist $135,600.28 $176,189
14 General Attorney $135,290.76 $281,425
15 Chief Engineer $135,100.43 $157,471
16 Program Manager $134,555.35 $268,000
17 Patent Adviser $133,730.45 $157,100
18 Nuclear Engineer $132,740.99 $245,025
19 Fish and Wildlife Administrator $131,370.21 $181,500
20 Physicist $129,044.74 $250,000
21 Mathematician $127,882.29 $239,637
22 Air Traffic Controller $127,773.46 $316,315
23 Financial Manager $127,035.13 $256,081
24 Health System Administrator $125,173.38 $188,797
25 Computer Scientist $124,785.38 $212,000
26 General Engineer $124,399.57 $233,000
27 Foreign Agricultural Affairs Personnel $123,929.44 $181,500
28 Financial Institution Examiner $123,503.73 $281,425
29 Photographic Technology $123,085.00 $172,097
30 Air Safety Investigator $122,594.57 $162,924
31 Aerospace Engineer $122,456.33 $186,485
32 Pharmacologist $122,361.85 $236,900
33 Mediator $121,717.27 $165,565
34 Zoologist $120,599.18 $178,772
35 Financial Analyst $120,473.65 $260,860
36 Electronics Engineer $120,265.16 $181,500
37 Actuarial Scientist $120,226.72 $181,500
38 Computer Engineer $120,191.28 $199,869
39 Foreign Affairs Personnel $120,133.46 $199,700
40 Materials Engineer $116,879.57 $167,250
41 General Physical Scientist $116,619.12 $296,797
42 Insurance Examiner $116,565.09 $157,600
43 Transportation Industry Analyst $116,539.32 $157,100
44 Plant Physiologist $116,360.35 $184,374
45 Toxicologist $116,304.05 $250,000
46 Health Physicist $116,253.83 $175,350
47 Oceanographer $115,966.73 $181,308
48 Cryptanalyst $115,952.78 $152,494
49 Geodesist $115,843.81 $157,100
50 Economist $115,162.17 $252,450
51 Operations Researcher $114,807.57 $185,196
52 Geophysicist $114,585.12 $168,096
53 Fire Protection Engineer $114,145.28 $164,057
54 Marine Survey Technician $113,967.05 $150,291
55 Chemical Engineer $113,908.00 $225,000
56 Naval Architect $113,545.28 $157,100
57 Mathematical Statistician $113,438.01 $257,579
58 Employee Benefits Lawyer $113,313.69 $181,500
59 International Relations Personnel $113,085.43 $178,153
60 Aviation Safety Personnel $111,967.04 $189,640
61 Civil Rights Analyst $111,599.47 $157,100
62 Pharmacist $111,549.96 $202,949
63 Education Researcher $111,384.25 $181,500
64 Environmental Engineer $110,730.81 $209,930
65 Patent Examiner $109,844.17 $170,622
66 Physiologist $109,739.27 $259,250
67 International Cooperation Personnel $109,723.53 $157,100
68 Food Technologist $109,034.57 $224,944
69 Environmental Protection Specialist $108,742.49 $181,500
70 Chemist $108,715.24 $259,250
71 Labor-Management Relations Examiner $108,622.64 $162,900
72 Industrial Specialist $108,063.57 $173,073
73 Trade Specialist $107,785.70 $157,547
74 Plant Pathologist $107,467.18 $193,805
75 Geneticist $107,446.18 $250,000
76 Architect $107,406.54 $181,500
77 Forest Products Technology Personnel $107,050.90 $149,333
78 Document Analyst $106,845.88 $157,799
79 Health Insurance Administrator $106,441.79 $158,187
80 Mechanical Engineer $106,287.18 $185,671
81 Intaglio Press Operator $106,170.95 $147,007
82 Electrical Engineer $105,984.79 $200,000
83 Aircraft Operator $105,959.10 $175,838
84 Design Patent Examier $105,886.20 $163,660
85 Accountant $105,830.17 $265,860
86 Education Programmer $105,387.21 $199,700
87 Credit Union Examiner $105,248.59 $248,579
88 Podiatrist $104,293.45 $166,953
89 Auditor $104,094.28 $255,679
90 Public Health Program Specialist $103,802.54 $218,800
91 Information Technology Manager $103,797.95 $257,500
92 Navigational Information Personnel $103,754.89 $173,242
93 Entomology $103,736.89 $178,772
94 Hearings and Appeals Personnel $103,725.66 $167,000
95 Animal Scientist $103,410.95 $157,100
96 Clothing Designer $103,389.00 $117,433
97 Workforce Development Personnel $103,357.72 $179,920
98 Safety Engineer $103,315.25 $181,500
99 Electrolytic Intaglio Platemaker $103,312.77 $133,735
100 Highway Safety Personnel $103,175.24 $157,100

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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