Average Salary for Fannie Mae Corporation Employees

Fannie Mae Corporation is a financial services firm headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia that hires for Loan Operations Specialist positions, Financial Engineer roles, and more. Financial compensation at Fannie Mae Corporation jumps well into six-figure territory; median pay is $102K. At Fannie Mae Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working and geography each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Washington, District of Columbia 

Financial Services

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Information Technology Directors are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $153K annually; Information Technology Project Managers, IT Senior Project Managers, and Economists also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $119K, $117K, and approximately $95K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Fannie Mae Corporation are Loan Operations Specialists — the median salary for this role approaches about $64K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make around $70K per year on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $96K annually. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Fannie Mae Corporation employees (32 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $122K per year on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($122K annually) can be spotted in Arlington, Va.; Reston, Va. (around $111K), Herndon, Va. (about $110K), and Mclean, Va. ($100K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Dallas, Texas; in fact, at around $88K it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Virginia, where the average salary is $115K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified ScrumMasters are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to about $134K annually. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $131K per year on average. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in $88K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $123K per year. A common skill in Fannie Mae Corporation's work force is Data Analysis; approximately one in five of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include SAS, Microsoft Excel, and Financial Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Fannie Mae Corporation gives paid vacation days to one in four respondents and sick leave to 37 percent. A large number of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The vast majority of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for most workers also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.

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39 %
61 %
$55,369 - $116,074
$60,820 - $129,064
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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