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Top 100 Highest-Paid Government Employees of 2017

$314,697.34 AVERAGE PAY
$31.47M TOTAL PAY

The table below shows the top-earning Federal employees in 2017, 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 Rachel E. Sherman Food and Drug Administration Medical Officer $390,000 MD
2 Anthony S. Fauci National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $384,625 MD
3 Shabbar Hussain Indian Health Service Medical Officer $382,938 NM
4 Edward M. Lucero Indian Health Service Medical Officer $379,482 AZ
5 Norman E. Sharpless National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $375,000 MD
6 Gary H. Gibbons National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $373,662 MD
7 Zenaide M. Quezado National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $351,026 MD
8 Bradford J. Wood National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $350,000 MD
9 Electron Kebebew National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $350,000 MD
10 John I. Gallin National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $348,723 MD
11 Edward G. Alexander Indian Health Service Medical Officer $346,416 NM
12 Randolph L. Copeland Indian Health Service Medical Officer $344,766 NM
13 David A. Klopfenstein Indian Health Service Medical Officer $340,832 SD
14 John H. York Indian Health Service Medical Officer $340,000 NM
15 Lawrence A. Tabak National Institutes of Health Dental Officer $337,925 MD
16 David S. Schrump National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $335,000 MD
17 Roderic I. Pettigrew National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $334,706 MD
18 Janet Woodcock Food and Drug Administration Medical Officer $334,680 MD
19 Paul A. Sieving National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $332,208 MD
20 Stephen I. Katz National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $331,488 MD
21 Ronald W. Johnson Indian Health Service Medical Officer $330,000 AZ
22 Michael L. Buenafe Indian Health Service Medical Officer $329,720 AZ
23 Steven A. Rosenberg National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $329,400 MD
24 Micah D. Nix Indian Health Service Medical Officer $328,456 OK
25 Edward R. Medina Indian Health Service Medical Officer $327,075 AZ
26 Andrew J. Mannes National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $325,000 MD
27 Jean S. Fraser Presidio Trust Program Management $325,000 CA
28 Diana W. Bianchi National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $325,000 MD
29 Louis J. Sharpe Indian Health Service Medical Officer $325,000 AZ
30 John D. Heiss National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $324,000 MD
31 Kevin A. Camphausen National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $320,544 MD
32 Richard J. Hodes National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $320,438 MD
33 Linda L. Yeager Indian Health Service Medical Officer $320,182 AZ
34 Stephen M. Friedman Indian Health Service Medical Officer $320,000 NM
35 Deborah E. Citrin National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $317,000 MD
36 Terence H. Hamel Indian Health Service Medical Officer $316,912 NM
37 Jeffrey J. Hawker Indian Health Service Medical Officer $316,912 NM
38 Elliot B. Levy National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $315,000 MD
39 Peter A. Pinto National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $315,000 MD
40 Herbert F. Gonzalez Indian Health Service Medical Officer $313,416 NM
41 Griffin P. Rodgers National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $313,386 MD
42 Joel Jorgenson Indian Health Service Medical Officer $312,307 AZ
43 Joshua A. Gordon National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $310,000 MD
44 Nora D. Volkow National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $309,389 MD
45 Raymond J. Ryan Indian Health Service Medical Officer $308,954 OK
46 Walter J. Koroshetz National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $307,500 MD
47 Angelique Pflueger Indian Health Service Medical Officer $306,496 NM
48 Elizabeth C. Jones National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $306,250 MD
49 Chuong D. Hoang National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
50 Eric W. Wortmann Indian Health Service Medical Officer $305,000 AZ
51 W M. Linehan National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
52 Piyush K. Agarwal National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
53 Robert T. Ripley National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
54 Eric D. Green National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $303,864 MD
55 Loretta L. Christensen Indian Health Service Medical Officer $302,743 NM
56 Henry M. Stachura Indian Health Service Medical Officer $302,696 NM
57 Maria P. Gobencion Indian Health Service Medical Officer $301,974 NM
58 Barbara K. McLaurin Indian Health Service Medical Officer $301,230 AZ
59 Francene S. Gonek Presidio Trust Realty $301,170 CA
60 Ronald M. Summers National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $301,000 MD
61 Lawrence W. Gaul Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,332 AZ
62 William J. Hoffman Farm Credit Administration Miscellaneous Administration And Program $300,261 VA
63 Brian D. Demby Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,259 NM
64 Kinchen W. Ballentine Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,259 NM
65 Julia Labovsky National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $300,000 MD
66 Robert J. Lederman National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $300,000 MD
67 Nanetta B. Lowe Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 OK
68 Ross D. Luther Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 AZ
69 Kathy S. Lynch Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 AZ
70 Richard Pazdur Food and Drug Administration Medical Officer $300,000 MD
71 Eliseo J. Perez-Stable National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $300,000 MD
72 Daniel S. Reich National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $300,000 MD
73 James Kevin Gilman National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $300,000 MD
74 Scott A. Hamstra Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 AZ
75 Rhodes Neil A. Sun Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 MT
76 Adam D. Whitsitt Indian Health Service Medical Officer $300,000 OK
77 Neal S. Young National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $300,000 MD
78 Christopher P. Austin National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $299,320 MD
79 Antonio T. Duran Indian Health Service Medical Officer $298,413 AZ
80 Ashkan Malayeri National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $296,406 MD
81 Daniel L. Pablo Indian Health Service Medical Officer $296,332 OK
82 Stephen M. Bowers Indian Health Service Medical Officer $296,332 AZ
83 Christine R. Gerbstadt National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $295,000 MD
84 Lee J. Lawrence Indian Health Service Medical Officer $295,000 SD
85 Ning Miao National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $295,000 MD
86 Jeffrey E. Shuren Food and Drug Administration Medical Officer $294,983 MD
87 Peter R. Tempest Indian Health Service Medical Officer $294,412 NM
88 Thomas E. Menzel Indian Health Service Medical Officer $294,412 SD
89 Jack B. Fralinger Indian Health Service Medical Officer $292,947 NM
90 Eugenio Rivera Indian Health Service Medical Officer $292,479 NM
91 Mark R. Gilbert National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $292,000 MD
92 Janice S. Lee National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $291,614 MD
93 Robert Christian Ryan Federal Housing Finance Agency Miscellaneous Administration And Program $291,445 DC
94 Hector I. Burgos Indian Health Service Medical Officer $290,747 SD
95 Harlan H. Kelley Indian Health Service Medical Officer $290,290 NM
96 William L. Dahut National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $290,000 MD
97 Daniel Alexander Dworkis Indian Health Service Medical Officer $290,000 NM
98 Sandra M. Orfgen National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $290,000 MD
99 Esperanza C. Sanchez Indian Health Service Medical Officer $290,000 NM
100 Charles D. Schnorr 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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