Federal Jobs With Highest Average Salary and Highest Bonuses

By on May 7, 2014 in Pay & Benefits with 27 Comments

Which federal jobs have the highest average salary?

It is not too surprising that the highest average salary is for federal medical officers. Some of the other highest paying jobs are not as well known.  Here is a listing of the highest average federal employee salaries from the FedSmith database of individual federal employee salaries.

Annual Salary Occupation
192154.38 MEDICAL OFFICER
157259.80 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
155500.00 SHIP PILOT
153405.04 PATENT ADMINISTRATION
151517.21 PATENT ATTORNEY
151292.67 SECURITIES COMPLIANCE EXAMINING
149609.99 DENTAL OFFICER
147542.26 PATENT CLASSIFYING
145603.00 CHIEF OFFICER CABLE
145560.03 NURSE ANESTHETIST (TITLE 38)
141419.23 TECHNICAL SYSTEMS PROGRAM MANAGER
138882.00 CHIEF ENGINEER
132110.23 ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE
131849.91 PATENT ADVISER
131829.44 MASTER
130184.63 PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
129268.03 GENERAL ATTORNEY
129082.57 FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS
126666.24 FISH AND WILDLIFE ADMINISTRATION
126386.23 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
124854.28 METALLURGY
124450.83 AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
122097.37 MEDIATION
122047.49 DESIGN PATENT EXAMINING
121539.55 PHARMACOLOGY
120098.10 GENERAL MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
119707.08 ZOOLOGY
119256.13 GENERAL ENGINEERING
119131.57 HEALTH SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION
118014.34 PHYSICS

On the other hand, the federal jobs that have the highest average bonuses do not always match the highest salaries. Here are the federal employee jobs with the highest average bonus payments.

Bonus Occupation
5588.25 DESIGN PATENT EXAMINING
4732.55 PATENT ADMINISTRATION
3455.23 PATENT ATTORNEY
3229.14 PATENT TECHNICIAN
2924.70 PATENT CLASSIFYING
2922.01 PATENT EXAMINING
1965.87 NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
1415.63 CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION
1373.08 CHIEF RADIO ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN
1306.25 PURSER
1250.48 ABLE SEAMAN-MAINTENANCE
1222.22 MASTER
1144.65 PUBLIC UTILITIES SPECIALIST
1138.46 THIRD OFFICER
1062.50 DECK ENGINEER-MACHINIST
1060.00 MEDICAL SERVICES OFFICER
1031.25 SUPPLY OFFICER
921.13 METAL TANK AND RADIATOR REPAIRING
908.33 SHIP’S COMMUNICATION OFFICER
897.19 MUNITIONS DESTROYING
844.23 BOATSWAIN’S MATE
843.75 FIRST OFFICER
804.41 CHIEF STEWARD
800.16 METEOROLOGY
784.92 ELECTRICAL POWER CONTROLLING
772.12 FINANCIAL INSTITUTION EXAMINING
752.94 ASSISTANT STOREKEEPER
752.94 BOATSWAIN
750.00 CHIEF OFFICER CABLE
750.00 SECOND OFFICER

To find a specific occupation in the FedSmith database, just insert the name of the occupation in the appropriate search box as displayed and then click on the “go” box (see example below). The results will show up in the listing of employees within this occupation. It is possible to sort by salary, name or by agency by clicking on the name of the column you wish to sort.

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Ralph Smith has several decades of experience working with federal human resources issues. He has written extensively on a full range of human resources topics in books and newsletters and is a co-founder of two companies and several newsletters on federal human resources.

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