Biomedical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2006
Pay Rates for "Biomedical Engineer"How much does a Biomedical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $84,486.05* *Based on the 2006 average.
Biomedical Engineer was the 272nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 361 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2006, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Biomedical Engineering, with an average salary of $80,243.
Government Biomedical Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Biomedical 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.
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 a Biomedical Engineer
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||182||$80,243.45|
|Food and Drug Administration||123||$83,774.26|
|National Institutes of Health||33||$100,948.76|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||6||$90,937.67|
|National Science Foundation||4||$141,855.25|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||3||$91,205.00|
|John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field||2||$98,758.50|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||2||$60,929.00|
|Environmental Protection Agency||2||$77,561.00|
|Indian Health Service||2||$85,230.00|
|Agricultural Research Service||1||$118,828.00|
|Federal Aviation Administration||1||$107,030.00|
Biomedical Engineer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Biomedical Engineer is $84,486.05. The highest paid Biomedical Engineer made $169,121 in 2006.
Common Biomedical Engineer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Biomedical Engineering Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||303|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||35|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||12|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||3|
|EG - Consultant (other)||3|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||2|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||1|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||1|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / 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 Bioengineering and Biomedical 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|
|Navigational Information||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Pharmacology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Data Transcriber||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Cargo Scheduling||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Kinesiotherapy||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average Biomedical Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Biomedical Engineer was $79,869. Since then, the average pay has increased to $115,225 in 2021.
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