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Computer Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Computer Engineer"

How much does a Computer Engineer in the federal government get paid? $121,394.46* *Based on the 2015 average.

Computer Engineer was the 158th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 1,137 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Goddard Space Flight Center hired the most employees titled Computer Engineering, with an average salary of $127,254.

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 308 $127,254.23
John F. Kennedy Space Center 127 $103,406.69
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 99 $113,344.31
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 86 $120,576.88
Ames Research Center 80 $144,475.09
Langley Research Center 74 $115,616.34
Federal Aviation Administration 72 $114,922.26
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 59 $108,261.69
Internal Revenue Service 52 $138,719.77
National Institutes of Health 15 $133,395.20
Geological Survey 14 $106,325.93
Dryden Flight Research Center 14 $115,659.36
National Institute of Standards and Technology 13 $133,116.38
Federal Bureau of Investigation 12 $146,714.92
Department of Energy 11 $116,485.82
Office of Secretary of Transportation 10 $107,231.70
National Protection and Programs Directorate 9 $123,930.44
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $97,065.29
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 7 $138,751.71
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $95,849.33
John C. Stennis Space Center 6 $114,917.50
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $117,109.80
U.S. Coast Guard 5 $111,079.00
Veterans Health Administration 4 $117,274.00
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $140,496.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $119,697.00
Patent and Trademark Office 4 $142,273.25
Bureau of the Census 4 $143,020.50
U.S. Secret Service 4 $139,239.50
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $158,700.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $107,348.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $132,750.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $109,190.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $123,424.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 2 $155,598.00
Forest Service 1 $108,034.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $151,496.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $118,057.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $127,114.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $105,960.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $99,905.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $158,700.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $76,508.00

Computer Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Computer Engineer is $121,394.46. The highest paid Computer Engineer made $201,369 in 2015.

Common Computer Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Computer Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,023
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 71
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 19
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 7
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 2
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 1
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 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
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 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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