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Top 100 Highest-Paid Government Employees of 2018

$333,883.38 AVERAGE PAY
$33.39M 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 Salman Qayum Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $1,004,775 TN
2 Rachel, E. Sherman Food and Drug Administration Medical Officer $399,750 MD
3 Anthony, S. Fauci National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $399,625 MD
4 Gary, H. Gibbons National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $388,608 MD
5 Shabbar Hussain Indian Health Service Medical Officer $384,485 NM
6 Edward, M. Lucero Indian Health Service Medical Officer $384,485 AZ
7 Norman, E. Sharpless National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $375,000 MD
8 Michael, L. Gearhart Indian Health Service Medical Officer $365,000 OK
9 Lawrence, A. Tabak National Institutes of Health Dental Officer $358,201 MD
10 John, I. Gallin National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $356,046 MD
11 Zenaide, M. Quezado National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $355,981 MD
12 Electron Kebebew National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $350,000 MD
13 Bradford, J. Wood National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $350,000 MD
14 Raymond, J. Ryan Indian Health Service Medical Officer $350,000 OK
15 David, S. Schrump National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $348,400 MD
16 Edward, G. Alexander Indian Health Service Medical Officer $348,011 NM
17 Randolph, L. Copeland Indian Health Service Medical Officer $346,649 NM
18 John, H. York Indian Health Service Medical Officer $344,955 NM
19 Stephen, I. Katz National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $344,748 MD
20 Janet Woodcock Food and Drug Administration Medical Officer $344,720 MD
21 Loretta, L. Christensen Indian Health Service Medical Officer $343,603 AZ
22 David, A. Klopfenstein Indian Health Service Medical Officer $342,271 SD
23 Robert, T. Ferguson Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $342,200 NC
24 Paul, A. Sieving National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $342,174 MD
25 William, M. Thompson Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $336,711 NM
26 Ronald, W. Johnson Indian Health Service Medical Officer $335,099 AZ
27 Rabindra, Richard Watson Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $335,000 CA
28 Susan, V. Calhoun Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $334,969 TN
29 Roderic, I. Pettigrew National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $334,706 MD
30 Michael Kelley Indian Health Service Medical Officer $333,504 NM
31 Richard, J. Hodes National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $333,256 MD
32 Steven, A. Newman Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $331,659 HI
33 Michael, L. Buenafe Indian Health Service Medical Officer $331,555 AZ
34 Diana, W. Bianchi National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $331,500 MD
35 Jean, S. Fraser Presidio Trust Program Management $331,175 CA
36 Louis, J. Sharpe Indian Health Service Medical Officer $330,339 AZ
37 Micah, D. Nix Indian Health Service Medical Officer $330,147 OK
38 Steven, A. Rosenberg National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $329,400 MD
39 Edward, R. Medina Indian Health Service Medical Officer $328,958 AZ
40 Kim, M. Raney Ciofani Indian Health Service Medical Officer $328,881 NM
41 Nora, D. Volkow National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $327,952 MD
42 Daniel, L. Pablo Indian Health Service Medical Officer $326,883 OK
43 Douglas, B. Wyatt Indian Health Service Medical Officer $326,451 OK
44 Dominick Paparella Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $326,033 IL
45 Alexander, S. Engelman Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $326,010 FL
46 Richard, S. Stack Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $325,000 GA
47 Douglas, B. Wyatt Indian Health Service Medical Officer $325,000 OK
48 Michael, M. Dickerson Indian Health Service Medical Officer $325,000 SD
49 Andrew, J. Mannes National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $325,000 MD
50 Joshua, D. Sultz Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $324,974 TX
51 Griffin, P. Rodgers National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $322,788 MD
52 Joshua, A. Gordon National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $322,400 MD
53 Linda, L. Yeager Indian Health Service Medical Officer $322,065 AZ
54 Stephen, M. Friedman Indian Health Service Medical Officer $321,883 NM
55 Kevin, A. Camphausen National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $320,544 MD
56 Patrizia, Adele Cavazzoni Food and Drug Administration General Health Science $320,000 MD
57 Walter, J. Koroshetz National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $319,800 MD
58 Terence, H. Hamel Indian Health Service Medical Officer $318,603 NM
59 Herbert, F. Gonzalez Indian Health Service Medical Officer $318,515 NM
60 Jeffrey, J. Hawker Indian Health Service Medical Officer $318,507 NM
61 Ghassan, T. Moufarrege Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $318,128 WV
62 James, Kevin Gilman National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $318,000 MD
63 Joel Jorgenson Indian Health Service Medical Officer $317,262 AZ
64 Donald, T. Lewis Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Medical Officer $316,995 MN
65 Muhammad Jaffar Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $316,248 AR
66 Deborah, E. Citrin National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $315,000 MD
67 Elliot, B. Levy National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $315,000 MD
68 Peter, A. Pinto National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $315,000 MD
69 Saravanaraja Muthusamy Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $315,000 MO
70 Kenneth, A. Scott Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $313,778 MI
71 Eric, D. Green National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $312,980 MD
72 Jeffrey, E. Shuren Food and Drug Administration Medical Officer $312,682 MD
73 Michael, S. Wildstein Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $312,432 SC
74 Calvin, H. Flowers Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $311,112 IL
75 George Brasinikas Indian Health Service Medical Officer $310,000 NM
76 Safia, I. Rubaii Indian Health Service Medical Officer $310,000 NM
77 David, K. Faust Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $308,747 NE
78 Angelique Pflueger Indian Health Service Medical Officer $308,235 NM
79 Navneet, S. Ahluwalia Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $307,610 CA
80 Eliseo, J. Perez-Stable National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $306,000 MD
81 Jennifer, A. Decou Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $305,409 UT
82 Christopher, P. Austin National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,306 MD
83 Neil, A. Sun Rhodes Indian Health Service Medical Officer $305,147 MT
84 Piyush, K. Agarwal National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
85 Jeremy, L. Davis National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
86 Chuong, D. Hoang National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
87 W., M. Linehan National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
88 Robert, T. Ripley National Institutes of Health Medical Officer $305,000 MD
89 Ross, D. Luther Indian Health Service Medical Officer $304,955 AZ
90 Henry, M. Stachura Indian Health Service Medical Officer $304,579 NM
91 Stanley, A. Yap Veterans Health Administration Medical Officer $304,476 CA
92 Kathy, S. Lynch Indian Health Service Medical Officer $304,377 AZ
93 Maria, P. Gobencion Indian Health Service Medical Officer $303,809 NM
94 Barbara, K. McLaurin Indian Health Service Medical Officer $302,969 AZ
95 Lawrence, W. Gaul Indian Health Service Medical Officer $302,215 AZ
96 Kinchen, W. Ballentine Indian Health Service Medical Officer $302,142 NM
97 Brian, D. Demby Indian Health Service Medical Officer $302,142 NM
98 Nanetta, B. Lowe Indian Health Service Medical Officer $301,883 OK
99 Eric, W. Wortmann Indian Health Service Medical Officer $301,883 AZ
100 Richard Pazdur Food and Drug Administration Medical Officer $301,883 MD

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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