January 2, 2014

The Top Paying Government Jobs

Do you like where you work? Did you know that the government is hiring? For many people, the government is one of the best employers out there.

No matter where you want to work, there are government jobs nearby. Government jobs aren’t only located in Washington DC. Actually 84% of government jobs are located in other places – including 50,000 employees who work abroad!

You can learn more about government jobs on JobMonkey. There are government jobs in nearly every niche. The government offers competitive salaries and great benefits. The benefits include things like health insurance, retirement pay, vacation time, and more. Many government jobs also support telecommuting. It’s sounding pretty good, right?

If you’re going to work for the federal government, try one of these top 25 paying government jobs (minus Barack Obama’s job!):

  1. Astronomer – $116,072
  2. Attorney – $114,240
  3. Financial Manager – $101,022
  4. General Engineer – $100,051
  5. Economist – $94,098
  6. Computer Scientist – $90,929
  7. Chemist – $89,954
  8. Criminal Investigator – $88,174
  9. Microbiologist – $87,206
  10. Architect – $85,690
  11. Statistician – $81,524
  12. Librarian – $78,665
  13. Accountant – $78,030
  14. Chaplain – $76,511
  15. Ecologist – $76,511
  16. Human Resources Manager – $76,502
  17. Health and Safety Specialist – $73,003
  18. Air Traffic Controller – $72,049
  19. Budget Analyst – $71,267
  20. Correctional Officer – $67,140
  21. Nurse – $65,345
  22. Technical Engineer – $63,951
  23. Border Patrol Agent – $63,550
  24. Medical Technician – $59,840
  25. Customs Inspector – $59,248

Thanks to GovCentral for the list! There are countless other government jobs too. You could work with the, Environmental Protection AgencyNational Security AgencyFederal Aviation AdministrationNational Park Service, or many others!

The options seem to be endless. If you’re applying for a government job, here’s a bit of advice, be patient. The application process can be tedious. Be sure to weigh all of the pros and cons of working for the government. Remember that many positions are only open to US citizens.

Are you ready to start your government job search?

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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