Aerospace Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Aerospace Engineer"

How much does an Aerospace Engineer in the federal government get paid? $126,127.00* *Based on the 2016 average.
5,001 EMPLOYEES
$630.64M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Aerospace Engineer was the 59th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 5,001 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center hired the most employees titled Aerospace Engineering, with an average salary of $127,377.

Government Aerospace Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Aerospace Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired an Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Aerospace Engineer is $126,127.00. The highest paid Aerospace Engineer made $189,759 in 2016.

Common Aerospace Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Aerospace Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,195
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 728
ST - Scientific And Professional 27
ES - Senior Executive Service 18
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 9
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 8
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 1

Starting Paygrade: $31,819.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $134,776.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Aerospace Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
MessengerClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
EconomistProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Physical TherapistProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Safety and Occupational Health ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Recreation SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Aerospace Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for an Aerospace Engineer was $97,387. Since then, the average pay has increased to $126,127 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0861.

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