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Civil Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Civil Engineer"

How much does a Civil Engineer in the federal government get paid? $80,296.52* *Based on the 2005 average.

Civil Engineer was the 66th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 4,537 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Federal Highway Administration hired the most employees titled Civil Engineering, with an average salary of $83,650.

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 1,085 $83,649.83
Forest Service 684 $69,091.45
Bureau of Reclamation 580 $79,651.63
Natural Resources Conservation Service 572 $71,927.03
Federal Aviation Administration 376 $91,004.98
Department of Energy 221 $92,942.39
Indian Affairs 171 $74,199.06
Bureau of Land Management 95 $68,258.85
Department of State 93 $94,972.73
National Park Service 82 $79,505.87
Public Buildings Service 76 $87,574.50
Rural Housing Service 60 $70,588.98
U.S. Coast Guard 53 $82,923.55
Federal Emergency Management Agency 48 $88,345.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 48 $79,113.98
Mine Safety and Health Administration 32 $71,328.81
Geological Survey 26 $74,793.96
Agricultural Research Service 23 $94,430.61
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 23 $118,848.04
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 19 $73,008.21
Economic Development Administration 18 $90,212.83
Veterans Health Administration 17 $86,787.31
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 16 $75,709.19
National Institute of Standards and Technology 14 $108,213.64
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 13 $87,058.08
Environmental Protection Agency 9 $97,412.50
Indian Health Service 8 $74,416.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $101,957.43
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 6 $81,784.33
National Science Foundation 6 $137,283.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $101,829.60
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 4 $108,450.75
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 3 $94,720.67
Federal Railroad Administration 3 $100,319.33
National Cemetery Administration 3 $98,231.00
U.S. Secret Service 3 $99,170.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $78,394.67
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $103,098.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $72,788.50
National Institutes of Health 2 $101,632.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $91,259.50
Maritime Administration 2 $92,929.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $70,097.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $132,174.50
Departmental Administration 2 $101,625.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $82,010.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 $87,244.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $97,213.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $97,213.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $77,556.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $97,213.00
Presidio Trust 1 $104,030.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $94,260.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $92,228.00
U.S. Mint 1 $90,785.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $81,638.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $95,755.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $91,315.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $96,451.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $124,740.00

Civil Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Civil Engineer is $80,296.52. The highest paid Civil Engineer made $152,184 in 2005.

Common Civil Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Civil Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,843
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 366
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 162
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 68
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 39
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 21
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 10
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 10
ES - Senior Executive Service 6
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
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

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 0810.

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