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Chief Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Chief Engineer"

How much does a Chief Engineer in the federal government get paid? $162,282.88* *Based on the 2021 average.

Chief Engineer was the 459th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 24 employed. The most common payscale was the maritime pay schedules--5 u.s.c. 5348 payscale.

In 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hired the most employees titled Chief Engineer, with an average salary of $168,358.

Agencies that have hired a Chief Engineer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 22 $168,357.59
Maritime Administration 1 $124,868.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $66,054.00

Chief Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Chief Engineer is $162,282.88. The highest paid Chief Engineer made $177,429 in 2021.

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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Chief Engineer was $104,386. Since then, the average pay has increased to $162,283 in 2021.

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 9931.

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