Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $100,471.55* *Based on the 2018 average.
13,058 EMPLOYEES
$1.3B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 26th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 13,058 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $79,471.

Government Contracting jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. 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

This occupation includes positions that manage, supervise, perform, or develop policies and procedures for professional work involving the procurement of supplies, services, construction, or research and development using formal advertising or negotiation procedures; the evaluation of contract price proposals; and the administration or termination and close out of contracts. The work requires knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting; and knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics.

Agencies that have hired a Contractor

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 1,872 $79,470.57
Federal Acquisition Service 967 $103,763.62
Public Buildings Service 677 $95,496.45
Department of Energy 600 $97,585.19
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 458 $99,029.79
National Institutes of Health 439 $106,718.36
U.S. Coast Guard 370 $97,999.03
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 293 $106,839.85
Agency for International Development 292 $111,998.28
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 274 $79,888.02
Forest Service 269 $90,279.96
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 264 $83,569.92
Environmental Protection Agency 256 $110,384.06
Federal Aviation Administration 245 $111,349.11
National Park Service 230 $87,009.06
Department of State 223 $118,275.90
Internal Revenue Service 217 $120,557.46
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 194 $104,349.77
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 167 $100,774.84
Federal Emergency Management Agency 162 $109,420.33
Goddard Space Flight Center 161 $112,614.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 153 $104,866.71
Bureau of Reclamation 140 $82,977.81
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 135 $119,527.36
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 133 $115,671.94
Indian Health Service 121 $84,264.61
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 120 $113,772.56
Transportation Security Administration 114 $119,434.08
Food and Drug Administration 101 $103,513.32
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 98 $101,701.58
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 91 $111,853.85
Bureau of Land Management 90 $82,177.44
Federal Bureau of Investigation 88 $117,388.03
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 85 $91,361.36
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 81 $103,427.53
John F. Kennedy Space Center 81 $103,816.41
Headquarters, Nasa 78 $122,416.05
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 78 $74,112.56
Social Security Administration 76 $105,608.83
Geological Survey 72 $92,766.54
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 71 $84,019.63
Federal Student Aid 69 $114,828.32
National Protection and Programs Directorate 68 $102,866.22
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 68 $117,901.16
National Institute of Standards and Technology 61 $117,700.25
Federal Highway Administration 60 $101,004.05
Small Business Administration 60 $111,491.40
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 58 $111,767.19
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 56 $112,709.50
Agricultural Research Service 53 $94,755.53
Securities and Exchange Commission 50 $153,363.80
Program Support Center 49 $106,817.88
Departmental Administration 48 $116,891.33
Office of Personnel Management 47 $111,218.26
Indian Affairs 46 $88,557.02
Rural Housing Service 43 $89,008.72
Langley Research Center 42 $106,611.52
Offices, Boards and Divisions 41 $128,485.07
Veterans Benefits Administration 40 $90,416.13
Ames Research Center 40 $121,355.88
Office of Secretary of Transportation 39 $117,138.92
Employment and Training Administration 39 $118,754.74
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 38 $96,442.87
U.S. Marshals Service 38 $103,716.47
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 36 $97,187.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 35 $125,204.86
National Cemetery Administration 35 $103,094.20
Patent and Trademark Office 34 $119,497.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 33 $98,306.97
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 33 $123,953.73
Bureau of the Census 33 $99,241.45
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 31 $174,649.61
Office of Governmentwide Policy 31 $140,057.90
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 30 $106,772.80
Natural Resources Conservation Service 30 $86,018.27
Farm Service Agency 30 $92,237.30
Health Resources and Services Administration 28 $121,844.29
U.S. Mint 26 $119,440.18
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 25 $113,926.60
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 24 $91,671.29
John C. Stennis Space Center 24 $97,559.58
Maritime Administration 23 $105,536.35
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 23 $131,711.13
Office of Comptroller of Currency 22 $130,020.86
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 22 $129,003.14
Agricultural Marketing Service 21 $98,254.90
Drug Enforcement Administration 21 $108,174.95
National Science Foundation 20 $133,655.90
Dryden Flight Research Center 19 $109,335.11
Office of Administrative Services 18 $107,544.06
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 17 $100,394.41
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 17 $111,602.24
Broadcasting Board of Governors 16 $107,931.63
Millennium Challenge Corporation 16 $141,463.25
Peace Corps 16 $117,337.81
National Archives and Records Administration 15 $114,256.93
Bureau of Labor Statistics 15 $102,077.47
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 15 $116,805.53
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 14 $149,798.79
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 14 $108,932.71
Office of Justice Programs 14 $88,650.71
Government Printing Office 13 $109,252.31
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 13 $112,381.69
Mine Safety and Health Administration 13 $102,810.38
U.S. Secret Service 13 $118,656.15
Food and Nutrition Service 12 $111,070.75
Federal Railroad Administration 12 $117,131.42
Food Safety and Inspection Service 11 $109,614.18
Federal Transit Administration 11 $120,764.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 11 $113,968.82
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 11 $111,196.18
Federal Communications Commission 10 $124,982.40
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $97,907.20
Consumer Product Safety Commission 10 $105,715.50
Office of Administration 10 $127,190.10
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 9 $110,981.89
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 9 $142,069.33
Departmental Offices 8 $143,424.13
Federal Housing Finance Agency 8 $182,076.38
National Credit Union Administration 8 $583.33
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 8 $106,443.25
Railroad Retirement Board 7 $106,182.29
National Gallery of Art 7 $141,129.29
Office of Management and Budget 7 $145,760.14
Export-Import Bank of the United States 7 $120,097.29
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $113,363.57
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7 $126,899.57
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 6 $89,326.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 5 $105,707.80
National Labor Relations Board 5 $130,906.80
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 5 $177,377.80
Executive Office for Immigration Review 5 $115,277.80
Office of the Director 5 $116,430.20
Pretrial Services Agency 5 $109,241.20
Federal Trade Commission 5 $123,610.80
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $105,140.50
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 4 $129,916.50
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 $65,202.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 4 $125,423.75
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $104,827.75
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $130,513.33
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 3 $106,006.33
Trade and Development Agency 3 $116,131.00
Presidio Trust 3 $101,619.00
Office of Small Business Utilization 3 $117,656.67
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $85,123.00
Administration for Children and Families 3 $119,916.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 3 $136,723.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $128,768.00
Federal Election Commission 3 $91,626.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $104,779.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $87,268.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $119,870.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $109,818.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $111,748.00
Selective Service System 2 $78,785.50
Wage and Hour Division 2 $110,595.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 2 $130,679.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $104,499.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $97,956.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 2 $111,569.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $115,428.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $106,576.50
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $119,350.50
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $108,328.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $138,176.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $145,629.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $79,720.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $138,160.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $131,833.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $138,510.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $82,027.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $123,000.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $141,894.00
National Assessment Governing Board 1 $104,275.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $84,243.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $134,874.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $111,360.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $85,035.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $130,692.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $127,458.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $123,234.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $145,945.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $121,449.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $90,350.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $100,471.55. The highest paid Contractor made $242,100 in 2018.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 11,808
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 245
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 111
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 103
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 99
ZA - Administrative 87
FO - Foreign Service Officers 85
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 83
ES - Senior Executive Service 79
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 50
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 46
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 36
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 34
CG - Corporate Graded 27
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 24
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 22
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 21
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 16
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 14
PG - Printing Office Grades 13
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 10
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 10
CU - Credit Union Employees 8
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 5
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 4
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 3
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 3
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2
IT - 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1

Category: N/A
Occupation Family: 1100 BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY GROUP

Average Contracting Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Contractor was $75,790. Since then, the average pay has increased to $100,472 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1102.

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