25 Highest Annual Salaries in Government
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Kyle Stone | Associate Editor, GovCentral (Source: OPM)
- Financial Manager
- General Engineer
- Computer Scientist
- HR Manager
- Health Safety Specialist
- Air Traffic Controller
- Budget Analyst
- Correctional Officer
- Technical Engineer1
- Border Patrol Agent
- Medical Technician
- Customs Inspector
16) Human Resources Manager – $76,503
Projected Growth: 17%
Employees Needed: 147,000
Education Level: The educational backgrounds of these workers vary considerably, reflecting the diversity of duties and levels of responsibility.
The Library of Congress offers a Internship, Fellowship, and Volunteer Programs.
17) Health and Safety Specialist – $73,003
Projected Growth: 8%
Employees Needed: 3,700
Education Level: Some specialist jobs require a bachelor’s degree in occupational health, safety, or a related field.
The National Institude of Health offers an in-depth Student Training Program.
18) Air Traffic Controller – $72,049
Projected Growth: 10%
Employees Needed: 2,600
Education Level: To become an air traffic controller, a person must complete an FAA-approved education program; pass a pre-employment test; receive a school recommendation; meet the basic qualification requirements in accordance with Federal law; and achieve a qualifying score on the FAA-authorized pre-employment test.
The Federal Aviation Administration offers an Unpaid Legal Intern Program.
19) Budget Analyst – $71,267
Projected Growth: 7%
Employees Needed: 4,400
Education Level: A bachelor’s degree generally is the minimum educational requirement, but many employers prefer or require a master’s degree.
The Congressional Budget Office offers a Summer Internship Program.
20) Correctional Officer – $67,140
Departments with High Demand:
• Department of Justice
Projected Growth: 16%
Employees Needed: 82,000
Education Level: Qualifications vary by agency, but all agencies require a high school diploma or equivalent, and some also require some college education or full-time work experience.
The Department of Corrections offers a variety of