Chief Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Chief Engineer"How much does a Chief Engineer in the federal government get paid? $161,062.25* *Based on the 2020 average.
Chief Engineer was the 456th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 24 employed. The most common payscale was the maritime pay schedules--5 u.s.c. 5348 payscale.
In 2020, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hired the most employees titled Chief Engineer, with an average salary of $166,851.
Agencies that have hired a Chief Engineer
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||22||$166,851.27|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||1||$73,358.00|
Chief Engineer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Chief Engineer is $161,062.25. The highest paid Chief Engineer made $175,575 in 2020.
Common Chief Engineer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Chief Engineer Employees|
|WM - Maritime Pay Schedules--5 U.s.c. 5348||23|
|WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage System Not Otherwise Designated||1|
Average Chief Engineer Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Chief Engineer was $104,386. Since then, the average pay has increased to $161,062 in 2020.
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