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Computer Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Computer Engineer"

How much does a Computer Engineer in the federal government get paid? $126,361.39* *Based on the 2017 average.

Computer Engineer was the 160th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 1,105 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Goddard Space Flight Center hired the most employees titled Computer Engineering, with an average salary of $132,651.

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 303 $132,651.34
John F. Kennedy Space Center 124 $108,648.26
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 81 $116,192.10
Ames Research Center 79 $150,139.62
Federal Aviation Administration 78 $120,989.41
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 77 $125,174.36
Langley Research Center 71 $120,767.65
Internal Revenue Service 58 $142,889.66
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 53 $109,416.25
National Institute of Standards and Technology 19 $136,755.63
National Institutes of Health 17 $140,928.35
Geological Survey 15 $114,749.27
Dryden Flight Research Center 14 $114,963.43
Veterans Health Administration 11 $96,826.55
Department of Energy 10 $123,498.40
National Protection and Programs Directorate 9 $124,013.89
Office of Secretary of Transportation 9 $106,703.33
Federal Bureau of Investigation 9 $150,408.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 7 $105,736.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 7 $145,943.29
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 5 $131,819.20
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $95,225.00
U.S. Secret Service 4 $142,717.50
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $147,872.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $122,311.50
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $127,686.25
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $129,187.75
Patent and Trademark Office 4 $147,829.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $110,272.67
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $138,160.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $161,900.00
Bureau of the Census 2 $149,337.50
U.S. Agency for International Development 2 $161,900.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $161,900.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $145,629.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $123,623.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $145,629.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $161,900.00
National Science Foundation 1 $167,795.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $131,203.00
Forest Service 1 $61,748.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $102,979.00

Computer Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Computer Engineer is $126,361.39. The highest paid Computer Engineer made $199,869 in 2017.

Common Computer Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Computer Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 979
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 77
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 27
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 4
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 2
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 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
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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