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Executive Schedule - ES Level 3 Pay

Pay Grade:
ES-3
Yearly Pay:
$165,300
Monthly Pay:
$13,775
Hourly Pay:
$79
Education Req's:
Ph.D.

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

ES Level III positions are typically Under Secretaries or administrators of a major agency. An Under Secretary is assigned to each major organization or division within each department.

Since 2009, the yearly pay for an ES Level 3 official has been raised 1.45% from $162,900 per year to $165,300 per year.

For more information, visit the 2017 Senior Executive Service payscale page.

Year Salary Year Salary Year Salary Year Salary Year Salary
2014$165,3002013$165,3002012$165,3002011$165,3002010$165,300
2009$162,9002008$158,5002007$154,6002006$152,0002005$149,200

Who gets paid at ES Level 3?

Here's a list of 106 high-level federal positions that are classified under Level 3 of the Executive Schedule. For more details, click on any position title to view the applicable Wikipedia page (links open in new window).

Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs
Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development Under Secretary of Commerce
Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration
Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
Deputy Chief Management Officer Under Secretary of the Air Force
Under Secretary of the Army Under Secretary of the Navy
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness
Under Secretary of Education Under Secretaries of Energy
Deputy Trade Representatives, Office of the United States Trade Representative Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative
Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget
Administrator, Office of Electronic Government Controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget
Deputy Director for Demand Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director for Supply Reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Deputy Director for State and Local Affairs, Office of National Drug Control Policy Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Under Secretaries of Homeland Security Director, Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
Commissioner, Customs and Border Protection Deputy Administrators, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Deputy Directors of Central Intelligence United States Solicitor General
Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice Associate Attorney General
Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice Deputy Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Under Secretaries of State Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration
Administrator, United States Maritime Administration Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Under Secretaries of the Treasury Comptroller of the Currency
Commissioner of Internal Revenue Director, Office of Thrift Supervision
Deputy Administrator, Agency for International Development Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Memorial Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs
Administrator, General Services Administration Administrator, Small Business Administration
Director, Peace Corps Deputy Director, National Science Foundation
President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States Director, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation Deputy Director, Office of Personnel Management
Director, Institute for Scientific and Technological Cooperation Executive Director, Property Review Board
Deputy Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency Archivist of the United States
Executive Director, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Director, Trade and Development Agency
Director, Office of Government Ethics Register of Copyrights
Director Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Chief Executive Officer, International Clean Energy Foundation.
Chairman, Merit Systems Protection Board Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Chairman, Board of Directors, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Chairman, Federal Trade Commission Chairman, Surface Transportation Board
Chairman, National Labor Relations Board Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission
Chairman, National Mediation Board Chairman, Railroad Retirement Board
Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board
Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities
Chairman, Postal Regulatory Commission Chairman, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Chairman, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chairman, Consumer Product Safety Commission
Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman, United States International Trade Commission
Chairman, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission Chairman, Federal Housing Finance Board
Members, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Members, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Director of the Office of Emergency Planning Executive Secretary, National Space Council
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Citations

  1. Calculation of hourly pay is based on 5 U.S.C. 5504(b), which specifies an average of 2,087 hours worked yearly for use in hourly wage calculations.
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