Executive & Senior Level Pay Tables
Executive Schedule - ES Level 4 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 IV employees report to an Under Secretary or Administrator of a major federal agency. Level IV positions are usually the second in command within an agency.
Since 2009, the yearly pay for an ES Level 4 official has been raised 1.48% from $153,200 per year to $155,500 per year.
For more information, visit the 2021 Senior Executive Service payscale page.
Who gets paid at ES Level 4?
Here's a list of 200 high-level federal positions that are classified under Level 4 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.