Aerospace Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Aerospace Engineer"

How much does an Aerospace Engineer in the federal government get paid? $116,166.68* *Based on the 2009 average.

Aerospace Engineer was the 58th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 5,294 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center hired the most employees titled Aerospace Engineering, with an average salary of $120,596.

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 $116,166.68. The highest paid Aerospace Engineer made $192,700 in 2009.

Common Aerospace Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Aerospace Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,477
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 708
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 28
ES - Senior Executive Service 24
ST - Scientific And Professional 18
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 14
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 9
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 7
SL - Senior Level Positions 6
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,567.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

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
Miscellaneous Administration and ProgramAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
PsychologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Health System AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Environmental Protection SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
HistoryProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Aerospace Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for an Aerospace Engineer was $97,387. Since then, the average pay has increased to $128,827 in 2018.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0861.

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