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Aircraft Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Aircraft Electrician"

How much does an Aircraft Electrician in the federal government get paid? $75,958.52* *Based on the 2022 average.

Aircraft Electrician was the 435th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 33 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2022, the U.S. Coast Guard hired the most employees titled Aircraft Electrician, with an average salary of $75,959.

Government Aircraft Electrician jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Aircraft Electrician job is FWS-8, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-10. 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

This standard is used to grade nonsupervisory work involved in installing, troubleshooting, adjusting, testing, modifying, calibrating, and repairing aircraft electrical systems and equipment on board conventional and non-conventional aircraft such as electrical power control and distribution systems, lighting systems, refueling and fuel quantity indicating systems, electrical warning, controlling, and actuating circuits, and tying-in power and control circuits for functional systems, such as hydraulics, armament, radar, engines, and fire suppression. The work is characterized by the need to understand the functional characteristics and relationships of various electrical systems and equipment on aircraft.

Agencies that have hired an Aircraft Electrician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
U.S. Coast Guard 33 $75,958.52

Aircraft Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Aircraft Electrician is $75,958.52. The highest paid Aircraft Electrician made $86,611 in 2022.

Common Aircraft Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Aircraft Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 30
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 3

Starting Paygrade: $10.68 to $28.58 / hour at paygrade FWS-8
Maximum Paygrade: $11.60 to $32.52 / hour at paygrade FWS-10

Other Jobs at the FWS-8 Paygrade

FWS-8 is the starting paygrade for Aircraft Electrician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-8 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Maintenance MechanicFWS-7FWS-10
Lock and Dam OperatingFWS-6FWS-8
Electrical Equipment RepairingFWS-7FWS-10
Offset PhotographyFWS-7FWS-11
Railroad Maintenance Vehicle OperatingFWS-5FWS-9

Average Aircraft Electrician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for an Aircraft Electrician was $41,635. Since then, the average pay has increased to $75,959 in 2022.

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 2892.

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