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Computer Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Computer Engineer"

How much does a Computer Engineer in the federal government get paid? $117,490.08* *Based on the 2010 average.

Computer Engineer was the 156th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 1,176 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Goddard Space Flight Center hired the most employees titled Computer Engineering, with an average salary of $119,676.

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 320 $119,675.81
John F. Kennedy Space Center 125 $102,330.75
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 116 $111,587.09
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 111 $120,955.25
Ames Research Center 93 $139,279.68
Langley Research Center 73 $112,561.99
Federal Aviation Administration 67 $112,828.99
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 53 $107,271.00
Internal Revenue Service 29 $140,076.69
National Institutes of Health 21 $123,959.05
Dryden Flight Research Center 18 $113,736.22
Department of Energy 17 $116,288.29
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 13 $99,230.54
Geological Survey 11 $109,595.45
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $136,275.67
Federal Bureau of Investigation 9 $143,075.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8 $86,662.38
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 8 $119,697.00
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $125,047.43
Patent and Trademark Office 6 $130,581.83
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $88,254.83
Headquarters, Nasa 6 $141,867.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $128,617.00
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $139,447.60
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $113,252.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 4 $112,069.25
Veterans Health Administration 4 $121,353.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $111,618.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $111,954.33
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $121,548.67
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $75,266.67
U.S. Secret Service 2 $149,273.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $125,497.50
National Science Foundation 2 $152,608.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $113,977.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $98,754.00
Election Assistance Commission 2 $72,873.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $116,942.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $155,500.00
Forest Service 1 $107,795.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $122,744.00

Computer Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Computer Engineer is $117,490.08. The highest paid Computer Engineer made $199,869 in 2010.

Common Computer Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Computer Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,049
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 65
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 19
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 15
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 9
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 3
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 2
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
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

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 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
StatisticsProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Human Resources ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Supply Program ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Archives TechnicianAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Public AffairsAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Computer Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Computer Engineer was $93,323. Since then, the average pay has increased to $126,288 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 0854.

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