Computer Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Computer Engineer"How much does a Computer Engineer in the federal government get paid? $126,288.20* *Based on the 2018 average.
Computer Engineer was the 161st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 1,107 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the Goddard Space Flight Center hired the most employees titled Computer Engineering, with an average salary of $132,483.
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.
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
Computer Engineer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Computer Engineer is $126,288.20. The highest paid Computer Engineer made $199,869 in 2018.
Common Computer Engineer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Computer Engineering Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||981|
|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|
|Occupation Family:||0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP|
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 Science||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Equal Employment Opportunity||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Packaging||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Library Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Language Clerical||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-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.
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