Executive & Senior Level Pay Tables
Executive Schedule - ES Level 3 Pay
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 2021 Senior Executive Service payscale page.
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).
- 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.