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Computer Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Computer Engineer"

How much does a Computer Engineer in the federal government get paid? $118,021.58* *Based on the 2012 average.

Computer Engineer was the 155th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 1,174 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Goddard Space Flight Center hired the most employees titled Computer Engineering, with an average salary of $122,015.

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 323 $122,015.26
John F. Kennedy Space Center 121 $104,125.66
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 110 $110,264.22
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 95 $119,253.24
Ames Research Center 89 $138,835.74
Langley Research Center 76 $114,316.18
Federal Aviation Administration 65 $106,909.28
Internal Revenue Service 56 $132,268.75
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 52 $109,422.73
National Institutes of Health 19 $121,686.84
Dryden Flight Research Center 17 $114,893.12
Department of Energy 15 $119,428.60
Geological Survey 13 $104,064.69
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 13 $102,432.92
Federal Bureau of Investigation 11 $145,149.91
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $136,881.89
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8 $89,608.75
National Protection and Programs Directorate 8 $112,158.75
U.S. Coast Guard 6 $121,500.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 6 $132,036.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6 $116,717.67
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $90,940.80
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $109,740.20
Headquarters, Nasa 5 $136,921.60
Veterans Health Administration 5 $118,369.20
U.S. Secret Service 4 $128,701.00
Patent and Trademark Office 4 $135,853.25
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $112,107.00
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $143,088.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $112,462.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $81,060.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $126,601.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $110,471.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $105,211.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $145,870.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $75,000.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $126,251.00
National Science Foundation 1 $163,957.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $92,320.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $92,341.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $155,500.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $115,742.00
Forest Service 1 $107,397.00

Computer Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Computer Engineer is $118,021.58. The highest paid Computer Engineer made $201,869 in 2012.

Common Computer Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Computer Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,061
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 57
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 17
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 10
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 8
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 8
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 2
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 2
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
GG - Grades Similar To 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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