Average Salary for U.S. Federal Reserve Employees

A typical U.S. Federal Reserve employee can expect to make $86K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at U.S. Federal Reserve fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; your role at the company also matters, but to a lesser degree. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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How This Employer Pays

U.S. Federal Reserve typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
above market
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Logistic Systems, KPMG, LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Employer: U.S. Federal Reserve
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Auditor (5)
$49,268 - $112,852  
[-]Auditor (5)
Salary$62,554 - $112,095  
Bonus$920 - $10,888  
Total Pay$49,268 - $112,852  
[+]Financial Analyst (5)
$55,140 - $132,076  
[+]Financial Analyst (5)
Salary$54,356 - $123,566  
Bonus$928 - $14,849  
Total Pay$55,140 - $132,076  
[+]Financial Systems Analyst (2)
$50,001 - $98,592  
[+]Financial Systems Analyst (2)
Salary$51,392 - $95,590  
Bonus$322.68 - $7,646  
Total Pay$50,001 - $98,592  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Years of Experience

Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $79K. Overall, the greater share of U.S. Federal Reserve folks have five to nine years of experience and earn $84K per year.


Bringing in the most money are Auditors — their earnings average about $90K. Financial Analysts are a close second at around $83K along with Financial Systems Analysts (approximately $70K).

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $90K for Certified Fraud Examiners; non-accredited workers make much less. Earning a Project Management Professional certification garners significant financial rewards of $74K annually. U.S. Federal Reserve compensates Master of Business Administration (MBA)-holders the most at approximately $86K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Microsoft Excel in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $94K. A common skill in U.S. Federal Reserve's work force is Financial Analysis; approximately one-half of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Data Analysis, Microsoft Office, and Auditing.

Benefits and Perks

A little more than half of workers — the majority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. A strong majority of workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Almost all workers report having health insurance, and nearly all workers report having dental coverage. U.S. Federal Reserve folks also make good use of flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and optional telecommute / work from home.

Key Stats for U.S. Federal Reserve


39 %
61 %
$57,319 - $90,589
$54,572 - $98,956
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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