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25 Highest Annual Salaries in Government

25 Highest Annual Salaries in Government

Searching for a high paying government job? Make sure you're looking in the right places.

Kyle Stone | Associate Editor, GovCentral (Source: OPM)
















11) Statistician – $81,524

Departments with High Demand:
Department of Commerce
Department of the Army
Department of the Navy

Projected Growth: 9%

Employees Needed: 1,900

Education Level: A master’s degree in statistics or mathematics is the minimum educational requirement for most jobs as a statistician.

Internship Opportunities:
The Department of Commerce offers three Summer and Academic Paid Year Internships.

[Search for Statistician Jobs by GS Series Number: 1530]


12) Librarian – $78,665

Departments with High Demand:
Department of the Air Force
• Library of Congress
Department of the Army

Projected Growth: 4%

Employees Needed: 5,800

Education Level: A master’s degree in library science is the main qualification for most librarian positions, although school librarians often need experience as teachers to meet State licensing requirements.

Internship Opportunities:
The State of Michigan offers information about Library Internship Programs.

[Search for Library Jobs by GS Series Number: 1410]


13) Accountant – $78,030

Departments with High Demand:
Department of the Air Force
Department of Justice
Department of Defense

Projected Growth: 12%

Employees Needed: 264,000

Education Level: A bachelor’s degree is sometimes required.

Internship Opportunities:
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission offers a Summer Honors College Program.

[Search for Accounting Jobs by GS Series Number: 0510]


14) Chaplain – $76,511

Departments with High Demand:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Justice
Department of the Army

[Search for Chaplain Jobs by GS Series Number: 0060]


15) Ecologist – $76,511

Departments with High Demand:
Department of the Interior
Department of Justice
Department of the Army

Projected Growth: 25%

Employees Needed: 23,000

Education Level: A master’s degree also the minimum educational requirement for most entry-level applied research positions in private industry, in State and Federal agencies, and at State geological surveys.

Internship Opportunities:
The Alaska Science Center offers a Fisheries Behavioral Ecology Program.

[Search for Ecologist Jobs by GS Series Number: 0408]



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