Top 100 Highest-Paid Government Employees of 2018

$319,678.92 AVERAGE PAY
$31.97M TOTAL PAY

The table below shows the top-earning Federal employees in 2018, based on OPM data (base salary + bonuses). Some employee names may be withheld by the OPM or individual agencies.

Also available are the top 100 highest earning employees in each agency:


Rank Name Agency Occupation Total Pay Location
1 Francis M. Tandarich Veterans Benefits Administration Human Resources Management $712,205 PA
2 Rachel E. Sherman Food and Drug Administration Medical Officer $390,000 MD
3 Anthony S. Fauci National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $384,625 MD
4 Shabbar Hussain Indian Health Service Medical Officer $382,938 NM
5 Edward M. Lucero Indian Health Service Medical Officer $379,482 AZ
6 Norman E. Sharpless National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $375,000 MD
7 Gary H. Gibbons National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $373,662 MD
8 Zenaide M. Quezado National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $351,026 MD
9 Bradford J. Wood National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $350,000 MD
10 Electron Kebebew National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $350,000 MD
11 John I. Gallin National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $348,723 MD
12 Edward G. Alexander Indian Health Service Medical Officer $346,416 NM
13 Randolph L. Copeland Indian Health Service Medical Officer $344,766 NM
14 David A. Klopfenstein Indian Health Service Medical Officer $340,832 SD
15 John H. York Indian Health Service Medical Officer $340,000 NM
16 Loretta L. Christensen Indian Health Service Medical Officer $338,456 AZ
17 Lawrence A. Tabak National Institutes of Health Dental Officer $337,925 MD
18 David S. Schrump National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $335,000 MD
19 Janet Woodcock Food and Drug Administration Medical Officer $334,680 MD
20 Jean S. Fraser Presidio Trust Program Management $334,175 CA
21 Paul A. Sieving National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $332,208 MD
22 Stephen I. Katz National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $331,488 MD
23 Ronald W. Johnson Indian Health Service Medical Officer $330,000 AZ
24 Michael L. Buenafe Indian Health Service Medical Officer $329,720 AZ
25 Steven A. Rosenberg National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $329,400 MD
26 Micah D. Nix Indian Health Service Medical Officer $328,456 OK
27 Edward R. Medina Indian Health Service Medical Officer $327,075 AZ
28 Daniel L. Pablo Indian Health Service Medical Officer $325,000 OK
29 Louis J. Sharpe Indian Health Service Medical Officer $325,000 AZ
30 Douglas B. Wyatt Indian Health Service Medical Officer $325,000 OK
31 Diana W. Bianchi National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $325,000 MD
32 Andrew J. Mannes National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $325,000 MD
33 John D. Heiss National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $324,000 MD
34 Kevin A. Camphausen National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $320,544 MD
35 Richard J. Hodes National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $320,438 MD
36 Linda L. Yeager Indian Health Service Medical Officer $320,182 AZ
37 Stephen M. Friedman Indian Health Service Medical Officer $320,000 NM
38 Deborah E. Citrin National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $317,000 MD
39 Terence H. Hamel Indian Health Service Medical Officer $316,912 NM
40 Jeffrey J. Hawker Indian Health Service Medical Officer $316,912 NM
41 Elliot B. Levy National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $315,000 MD
42 Peter A. Pinto National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $315,000 MD
43 Herbert F. Gonzalez Indian Health Service Medical Officer $313,416 NM
44 Griffin P. Rodgers National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $313,386 MD
45 Joel Jorgenson Indian Health Service Medical Officer $312,307 AZ
46 Joshua A. Gordon National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $310,000 MD
47 Nora D. Volkow National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $309,389 MD
48 Raymond J. Ryan Indian Health Service Medical Officer $308,954 OK
49 Walter J. Koroshetz National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $307,500 MD
50 Angelique Pflueger Indian Health Service Medical Officer $306,496 NM
51 Elizabeth C. Jones National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $306,250 MD
52 Eric W. Wortmann Indian Health Service Medical Officer $306,000 AZ
53 Piyush K. Agarwal National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
54 Chuong D. Hoang National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
55 W M. Linehan National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
56 Robert T. Ripley National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
57 Eric D. Green National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $303,864 MD
58 Henry M. Stachura Indian Health Service Medical Officer $302,696 NM
59 Maria P. Gobencion Indian Health Service Medical Officer $301,974 NM
60 Barbara K. McLaurin Indian Health Service Medical Officer $301,230 AZ
61 Francene S. Gonek Presidio Trust Realty $301,170 CA
62 Ronald M. Summers National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $301,000 MD
63 Lawrence W. Gaul Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,332 AZ
64 William J. Hoffman Farm Credit Administration Miscellaneous Administration And Program $300,261 VA
65 Kinchen W. Ballentine Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,259 NM
66 Brian D. Demby Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,259 NM
67 Richard Pazdur Food and Drug Administration Medical Officer $300,000 MD
68 Manuel J. Delarosa Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 OK
69 Scott A. Hamstra Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 AZ
70 Julia Labovsky National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $300,000 MD
71 Robert J. Lederman National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $300,000 MD
72 Eliseo J. Perez-Stable National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $300,000 MD
73 Daniel S. Reich National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $300,000 MD
74 Neal S. Young National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $300,000 MD
75 Nanetta B. Lowe Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 OK
76 Ross D. Luther Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 AZ
77 Kathy S. Lynch Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 AZ
78 Rhodes Neil A. Sun Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 MT
79 Adam D. Whitsitt Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 OK
80 James Kevin Gilman National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $300,000 MD
81 Christopher P. Austin National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $299,320 MD
82 Antonio T. Duran Indian Health Service Medical Officer $298,413 AZ
83 Ashkan Malayeri National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $296,406 MD
84 Stephen M. Bowers Indian Health Service Medical Officer $296,332 AZ
85 Lee J. Lawrence Indian Health Service Medical Officer $295,000 SD
86 Christine R. Gerbstadt National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $295,000 MD
87 Ning Miao National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $295,000 MD
88 Jeffrey E. Shuren Food and Drug Administration Medical Officer $294,983 MD
89 Thomas E. Menzel Indian Health Service Medical Officer $294,412 SD
90 Peter R. Tempest Indian Health Service Medical Officer $294,412 NM
91 Jack B. Fralinger Indian Health Service Medical Officer $292,947 NM
92 Eugenio Rivera Indian Health Service Medical Officer $292,479 NM
93 Mark R. Gilbert National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $292,000 MD
94 Janice S. Lee National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $291,614 MD
95 Robert Christian Ryan Federal Housing Finance Agency Miscellaneous Administration And Program $291,445 DC
96 George Brasinikas Indian Health Service Medical Officer $291,103 NM
97 Hector I. Burgos Indian Health Service Medical Officer $290,747 SD
98 Harlan H. Kelley Indian Health Service Medical Officer $290,290 NM
99 Daniel Alexander Dworkis Indian Health Service Medical Officer $290,000 NM
100 Jeffrey M. Harvey Indian Health Service Medical Officer $290,000 NM

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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