Civil Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Civil Engineer"

How much does a Civil Engineer in the federal government get paid? $85,445.51* *Based on the 2007 average.

Civil Engineer was the 66th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 4,165 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the Federal Highway Administration hired the most employees titled Civil Engineering, with an average salary of $88,704.

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 1,006 $88,703.92
Forest Service 595 $72,548.75
Bureau of Reclamation 558 $84,552.87
Natural Resources Conservation Service 525 $75,783.43
Federal Aviation Administration 360 $97,654.94
Department of Energy 222 $100,133.17
Indian Affairs 142 $82,374.98
Bureau of Land Management 98 $73,238.00
National Park Service 78 $83,450.21
Public Buildings Service 75 $94,373.60
Federal Emergency Management Agency 56 $90,657.09
Rural Housing Service 56 $75,461.85
U.S. Coast Guard 45 $87,861.96
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 42 $83,517.05
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 33 $117,258.55
Mine Safety and Health Administration 32 $73,759.44
Veterans Health Administration 28 $86,684.79
Agricultural Research Service 20 $105,558.20
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 19 $80,932.84
Geological Survey 18 $85,021.78
Department of State 17 $115,958.76
Economic Development Administration 15 $95,797.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 14 $119,419.79
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 14 $78,960.36
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 11 $99,183.00
Environmental Protection Agency 11 $103,487.70
Indian Health Service 8 $73,655.63
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 7 $76,546.71
National Science Foundation 7 $146,107.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 6 $109,537.17
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $107,898.25
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4 $83,991.50
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 3 $102,337.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $105,614.33
Federal Railroad Administration 3 $116,075.00
National Cemetery Administration 2 $92,278.00
Departmental Administration 2 $114,149.50
Rural Utilities Service 2 $90,558.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $142,238.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $74,388.50
Maritime Administration 2 $102,160.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $106,331.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $87,984.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 2 $109,160.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $103,220.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $146,165.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $100,573.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 $95,279.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $103,204.00
Presidio Trust 1 $119,565.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $103,220.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $116,713.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $102,030.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $88,484.00
U.S. Mint 1 $96,744.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $98,298.00

Civil Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Civil Engineer is $85,445.51. The highest paid Civil Engineer made $158,454 in 2007.

Common Civil Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Civil Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,616
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 350
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 97
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 46
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 25
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 10
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 8
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
SN - Senior Level System 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,567.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / 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
Industrial Property ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
ToxicologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Administrative OfficerAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Clerk-TypistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Social Services Aid and AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Civil Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Civil Engineer was $77,359. Since then, the average pay has increased to $97,735 in 2018.

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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