Foreign Service Officer Salary in the United States

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 $44 as of September 26, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $38 and $51. 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.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Foreign Service Officer in the United States. The average hourly rate for Foreign Service Officer ranges from $38 to $51 with the average hourly pay of $44. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $40 to $55 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $47.

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