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Computer Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Computer Engineer"

How much does a Computer Engineer in the federal government get paid? $93,323.33* *Based on the 2004 average.

Computer Engineer was the 149th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 1,214 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Goddard Space Flight Center hired the most employees titled Computer Engineering, with an average salary of $93,793.

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Goddard Space Flight Center 337 $93,793.44
John F. Kennedy Space Center 152 $85,738.66
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 144 $100,020.99
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 121 $89,424.29
Langley Research Center 99 $90,306.67
Ames Research Center 89 $108,753.31
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 61 $89,703.87
Federal Aviation Administration 36 $93,245.22
Dryden Flight Research Center 25 $84,701.12
National Institutes of Health 21 $99,791.33
Department of Energy 19 $95,926.21
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10 $81,919.20
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 10 $69,501.60
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 9 $81,245.78
Geological Survey 9 $86,832.11
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $108,775.56
Bureau of Reclamation 8 $76,891.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 7 $82,403.71
Veterans Health Administration 6 $77,406.50
Environmental Protection Agency 6 $80,799.67
Patent and Trademark Office 6 $108,820.83
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $129,131.80
U.S. Coast Guard 4 $90,345.50
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $103,585.25
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $116,211.33
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $86,047.33
National Science Foundation 1 $108,259.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $86,531.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $101,403.00
Office of the Director 1 $116,939.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $120,280.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $123,622.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $88,935.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $86,013.00
Forest Service 1 $83,224.00
Financial Management Service 1 $110,256.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $92,956.00

Computer Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Computer Engineer is $93,323.33. The highest paid Computer Engineer made $175,580 in 2004.

Common Computer Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Computer Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,122
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 28
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 17
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 16
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 9
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 8
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 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 Computer 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
Computer ScienceProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Equal Employment OpportunityAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
PackagingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Library TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Language ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Computer Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Computer Engineer was $93,323. Since then, the average pay has increased to $134,502 in 2020.

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 0854.

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