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Civil Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Civil Engineer"

How much does a Civil Engineer in the federal government get paid? $77,358.67* *Based on the 2004 average.

Civil Engineer was the 65th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 4,568 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Federal Highway Administration hired the most employees titled Civil Engineering, with an average salary of $80,835.

Government Civil Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Civil 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 a Civil Engineer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Highway Administration 1,110 $80,834.58
Forest Service 701 $66,741.37
Bureau of Reclamation 586 $76,346.78
Natural Resources Conservation Service 583 $69,488.27
Federal Aviation Administration 363 $87,670.58
Department of Energy 211 $88,121.52
Indian Affairs 172 $71,430.52
Bureau of Land Management 97 $66,592.56
Department of State 92 $93,044.61
National Park Service 82 $76,252.60
Public Buildings Service 72 $85,789.83
Rural Housing Service 53 $69,400.70
U.S. Coast Guard 52 $79,042.85
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 48 $75,212.04
Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 $89,015.20
Mine Safety and Health Administration 29 $70,821.19
Geological Survey 28 $69,976.79
Agricultural Research Service 23 $91,097.26
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 22 $113,801.41
Economic Development Administration 21 $82,975.52
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 18 $75,316.94
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 18 $69,394.94
National Institute of Standards and Technology 16 $108,194.69
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 14 $82,117.93
Veterans Health Administration 13 $86,199.70
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $98,223.78
Indian Health Service 8 $73,406.75
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $93,861.71
National Science Foundation 7 $132,590.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $98,206.40
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 5 $78,922.20
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $104,297.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $66,485.50
National Institutes of Health 4 $98,216.25
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4 $76,080.00
National Cemetery Administration 3 $92,333.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 3 $91,338.33
U.S. Secret Service 3 $92,933.67
Customs and Border Protection 3 $66,916.33
Departmental Administration 2 $96,572.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $87,921.50
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $97,992.50
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 2 $103,915.00
Maritime Administration 2 $87,911.00
Federal Railroad Administration 2 $97,992.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $115,130.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $77,541.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $81,723.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $93,104.00
Presidio Trust 1 $101,000.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $88,051.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $88,935.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 $81,723.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $93,742.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $93,742.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $74,785.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $100,231.00
U.S. Mint 1 $87,114.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $90,692.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $92,524.00

Civil Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Civil Engineer is $77,358.67. The highest paid Civil Engineer made $147,100 in 2004.

Common Civil Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Civil Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,849
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 244
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 198
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 119
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 66
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 40
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 23
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 8
ES - Senior Executive Service 7
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 Civil 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
Building ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Wildlife BiologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Administrative OfficerAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Equipment OperatorClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
IntelligenceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Civil Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Civil Engineer was $77,359. Since then, the average pay has increased to $103,400 in 2019.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0810.

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