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Computer Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Computer Engineer"

How much does a Computer Engineer in the federal government get paid? $114,145.54* *Based on the 2009 average.

Computer Engineer was the 157th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 1,150 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Goddard Space Flight Center hired the most employees titled Computer Engineering, with an average salary of $117,655.

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 291 $117,654.72
John F. Kennedy Space Center 131 $99,701.83
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 115 $116,672.75
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 115 $108,580.17
Ames Research Center 97 $135,522.07
Langley Research Center 74 $109,652.77
Federal Aviation Administration 65 $107,074.26
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 55 $103,008.76
Internal Revenue Service 33 $137,068.27
National Institutes of Health 22 $118,536.59
Dryden Flight Research Center 19 $109,688.74
Department of Energy 14 $106,615.14
Geological Survey 12 $99,464.33
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 11 $96,826.45
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 9 $114,327.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $131,114.44
Federal Bureau of Investigation 9 $143,248.78
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $85,338.57
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $120,157.29
Patent and Trademark Office 6 $125,818.33
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $88,611.83
Veterans Health Administration 5 $120,896.60
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $110,981.25
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $125,520.50
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $147,500.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $108,512.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $108,924.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 3 $104,488.00
Science and Technology Directorate 3 $114,037.67
National Science Foundation 2 $147,077.50
Election Assistance Commission 2 $71,151.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2 $90,913.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $95,541.50
Forest Service 1 $105,710.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $113,772.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $149,025.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $112,025.00
Financial Management Service 1 $141,469.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $110,145.00

Computer Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Computer Engineer is $114,145.54. The highest paid Computer Engineer made $199,869 in 2009.

Common Computer Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Computer Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,025
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 64
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 19
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 15
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 9
ES - Senior Executive Service 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Computer Engineer was $93,323. Since then, the average pay has increased to $130,531 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 0854.

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