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Executive & Senior Level Pay Tables

Executive Schedule - ES Level 4 Pay

Pay Grade:
ES-4
Yearly Pay:
$155,500
Monthly Pay:
$12,958
Hourly Pay:
$75
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 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 2017 Senior Executive Service payscale page.

Year Salary Year Salary Year Salary Year Salary Year Salary
2014$155,5002013$155,5002012$155,5002011$155,5002010$155,500
2009$153,2002008$149,0002007$145,4002006$143,0002005$140,300

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).

Assistant Secretaries of Agriculture General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture
Inspector General, Department of Agriculture Chief Financial Officer, Department of Agriculture
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture Chief Information Officer, Department of Agriculture
Assistant Secretaries of Commerce General Counsel of the Department of Commerce
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, the incumbent of which also serves as Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce
Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service Inspector General, Department of Commerce
Director, Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce Chief Financial Officer, Department of Commerce
Chief Information Officer, Department of Commerce Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Assistant Secretaries of Defense Assistant Secretaries of the Air Force
Assistant Secretaries of the Army Assistant Secretaries of the Navy
Director of Civil Defense, Department of the Army General Counsel of the Department of Defense
Inspector General, Department of Defense Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, Department of Defense
Director of Defense Research and Engineering Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness General Counsel of the Department of the Army
General Counsel of the Department of the Navy General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force
Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense Assistant Secretaries of Education
General Counsel, Department of Education Inspector General, Department of Education
Chief Financial Officer, Department of Education Liaison for Community and Junior Colleges, Department of Education
Director of the Office of Educational Technology Chief Information Officer, Department of Education
Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics, Department of Education Assistant Secretaries of Energy
General Counsel of the Department of Energy Administrator, Economic Regulatory Administration, Department of Energy
Administrator, Energy Information Administration, Department of Energy Inspector General, Department of Energy
Director, Office of Science, Department of Energy Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy
Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration
Additional Deputy Administrators of the National Nuclear Security Administration Deputy Director of the Office of Science and Technology
Assistant Directors of the Office of Management and Budget Members, Council of Economic Advisers
Assistant Secretaries of Health and Human Services General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services
Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services
Chief Financial Officer, Department of Health and Human Services Chief Information Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
Federal Insurance Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistant Secretaries, Department of Homeland Security
General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security
Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security
Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Chief Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistant Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development
General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development President, Government National Mortgage Association, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development Chief Financial Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Chief Information Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency
General Counsel of the Office of the National Intelligence Director Assistant Secretaries of the Interior
Solicitor of the Department of the Interior Inspector General, Department of the Interior
Chief Financial Officer, Department of the Interior Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior
Assistant Attorneys General Associate Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice
Director, Community Relations Service Director, Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice
Director of the National Institute of Justice Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics
Inspector General, Department of Justice Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Director, United States Marshals Service Chief Financial Officer, Department of Justice
Chief Information Officer, Department of Justice Assistant Secretaries of Labor
Solicitor of the Department of Labor Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health
Inspector General, Department of Labor Chief Financial Officer, Department of Labor
The Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor Chief Information Officer, Department of Labor
Associate Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Inspector General, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Chief Financial Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Chief Information Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Assistant Secretaries of State Special Representatives of the President for arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament matters, Department of State
Inspector General, Department of State Ambassadors at Large
Chief Financial Officer, Department of State Chief Information Officer, Department of State
General Counsel, Department of Transportation Deputy Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
Assistant Secretaries of Transportation Deputy Federal Highway Administrator
Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Chief Financial Officer, Department of Transportation
Chief Information Officer, Department of Transportation Assistant Secretaries of the Treasury
General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury Deputy Under Secretaries of the Treasury (or Assistant Secretaries of the Treasury)
Inspector General, Department of Transportation Inspector General, Department of the Treasury
Chief Financial Officer, Department of the Treasury Chief Information Officer, Department of the Treasury
Assistant Administrators, Agency for International Development Regional Assistant Administrators, Agency for International Development
Inspector General, Agency for International Development Chief Information Officer, Agency for International Development
Inspector General, Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretaries, Department of Veterans Affairs
General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs Chief Financial Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs
Chief Information Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs Deputy Administrator of General Services
Deputy Director of the Peace Corps General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board
First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States Director of Selective Service
Assistant Secretary for Science, Smithsonian Institution Assistant Secretary for History and Art, Smithsonian Institution
Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration Executive Vice President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Director of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Director of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Director of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Executive Director for Operations, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
President, National Consumer Cooperative Bank Special Counsel of the Merit Systems Protection Board
Deputy Director, Institute for Scientific and Technological Cooperation Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Small Business Administration
Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances, United States Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Assistant Administrators, United States Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Inspector General, Export-Import Bank Inspector General, General Services Administration
Inspector General, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Inspector General, Office of Personnel Management
Inspector General, Railroad Retirement Board Inspector General, Small Business Administration
Inspector General, Tennessee Valley Authority Inspector General, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Inspector General, Resolution Trust Corporation Inspector General, Central Intelligence Agency
Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services Chief Financial Officer, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Commissioner, Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau
Inspector General, Social Security Administration Chief Information Officer, United States Environmental Protection Agency
Chief Information Officer, General Services Administration Chief Information Officer, National Science Foundation
Chief Information Officer, Nuclear Regulatory Agency Chief Information Officer, Office of Personnel Management
Chief Information Officer, Small Business Administration Inspector General, United States Postal Service
Members, United States International Trade Commission Members, Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
Members, Federal Communications Commission Member, Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Directors, Federal Housing Finance Board Members, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Members, Federal Trade Commission Members, Surface Transportation Board
Members, National Labor Relations Board Members, Securities and Exchange Commission
Members, Merit Systems Protection Board Members, Federal Maritime Commission
Members, National Mediation Board Members, Railroad Retirement Board
Members, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Members, National Transportation Safety Board
Members, Postal Regulatory Commission Members, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Members, Consumer Product Safety Commission Members, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Members, Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission Chairman, Federal Labor Relations Authority
Chairman, Board of Veterans' Appeals Chairman, United States Parole Commission
Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Planning Commissioner of Interama
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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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