Average Salary for U.S. Federal Reserve Employees

Employees at U.S. Federal Reserve make $86K per year on average. The most important factor affecting pay for U.S. Federal Reserve employees is your experience level, though your job title and your city play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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U.S. Federal Reserve typically pays:
above market
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Employer: U.S. Federal Reserve
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[-]Financial Analyst (5)
$59,529 - $111,864  
[-]Financial Analyst (5)
Salary$59,871 - $105,439  
Bonus$973 - $12,109  
Total Pay$59,529 - $111,864  
[+]Auditor (5)
$51,181 - $113,108  
[+]Auditor (5)
Salary$65,309 - $111,327  
Bonus$952 - $8,954  
Total Pay$51,181 - $113,108  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 30 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $81K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $85K per year on average.


Bringing in the most money are Auditors — their earnings average approximately $90K annually. Financial Analysts are a close second at around $83K per year.


U.S. Federal Reserve workers in District of Columbia earn the most — $85K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Fraud Examiners earn about $90K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Project Management Professional is rewarded with median pay of $74K annually. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Administration make the most here, hauling in $85K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Microsoft Excel; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $94K annually. A garden variety skill at U.S. Federal Reserve is Financial Analysis; more than two-fifths of U.S. Federal Reserve's people use it regularly. Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Auditing are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, U.S. Federal Reserve has room for improvement — only 38 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. The vast majority of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. At U.S. Federal Reserve, most survey participants have health insurance, and most respondents have dental coverage. Privileges also include flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, optional telecommute / work from home, and life insurance.

Key Stats for U.S. Federal Reserve


43 %
57 %
$57,319 - $87,733
$55,266 - $97,181
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
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