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Salary Details for a Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC

Updated Feb 4, 2023
$106,220/yr
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$102,178/yrBase Pay
$4,042/yrAdditional Pay

$106,220

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$63K$181K
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The estimated total pay for a Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State is $106,220 per year. This number represents the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated base pay is $102,178 per year. The estimated additional pay is $4,042 per year. Additional pay could include bonus, stock, commission, profit sharing or tips. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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The average salary for a Foreign Service Officer is $73,599 per year in Washington, DC , which is 30% lower than the average U.S. Department of State salary of $106,220 per year for this job.

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