How much does a Foreign Service Officer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Foreign Service Officer in the United States is $47 as of November 23, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $40 and $55. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Foreign Service Officer?

A Foreign Service Officer (FSO) is a commissioned member of the United States Foreign Service. Foreign Service Officers formulate and implement the foreign policy of the United States. FSOs spend most of their careers overseas as members of U.S. embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic missions, though some receive assignments to serve at combatant commands, Congress, and educational institutions such as the various U.S. War Colleges. Foreign Service Officers are one of five categories of Foreign Service employees. Other categories include Chiefs of mission, Ambassadors at large, Foreig...

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U.S. Department of State - Norfolk , VA
As a Foreign Service Regional Medical Officer/Psychiatrist in the Bureau of Medical Services (MED) , you'll discover an opportunity that enables you to contribute your professional skills and engage ... - 24 days ago
Service Competitive * Promotion potential 13 * Job family (Series) 0080 Security Administration ... travel briefings, foreign contact interviews and executions of Non-Disclosure Agreements ... - 6 days ago
Department of State - Agency Wide - Arlington , VA
Summary This position is in the Evaluation and Measurement Unit (EMU), School of Language Studies (SLS), Foreign Service Institute (FSI). EMU supports all SLS divisions in evaluating the ... - 3 days ago
Responsible for the execution of assigned ICRDA programs in compliance with foreign disclosure and ... services or a US government employee. Engineering or technical background is a plus but not ...
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Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. - Glen Allen , VA
... service delivery. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to work well in a ... Solid international expertise including understanding of foreign cultures and ability to deliver ... - 10 days ago
... of foreign flagged vessels under the Port State Control program). Developing strategies to train ... National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): Experience refers to paid and unpaid ... - 10 days ago
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