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Executive & Senior Level Pay Tables

Executive Schedule - ES Level 2 Pay

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The Executive Schedule (ES) sets the yearly salaries for top government officials, including the leaders and senior personnel in over 75 Federal government agencies.

Level II positions are generally deputy positions under the secretary of the a major federal departments or the head of an agency.

Since 2018, the yearly pay for an ES Level 2 official has been raised 10.61% from $189,600 per year to $212,100 per year.

For more information, visit the 2023 Senior Executive Service payscale page.

Year Salary Year Salary Year Salary Year Salary Year Salary

Who gets paid at ES Level 2?

Here's a list of 48 high-level federal positions that are classified under Level 2 of the Executive Schedule. For more details, click on any position title to view the applicable Wikipedia page (links open in new window).

Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Deputy Secretary of Defense
Secretary of the Army Secretary of the Navy
Secretary of the Air Force Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
Deputy Secretary of Education Deputy Secretary of Energy
Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget Chief Performance Officer of the United Statesand Deputy OMB Director for Management
Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy
Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy Director of the Office of White House Mail and Messenger Operations
Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Management Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Director of the National Counterproliferation Center
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Deputy Secretary of the Interior
Deputy Attorney General Deputy Secretary of Labor
Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Deputy Secretary of State
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Deputy Secretary of Transportation
Under Secretary of Transportation for Security Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy
Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration
Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency
Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration Administrator of the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Director of the National Science Foundation Independent Members and chairman of the Thrift Depositor Protection Oversight Board
Members of the Board of governors of the Federal Reserve System Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
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