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Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $97,832.23* *Based on the 2016 average.
12,717 EMPLOYEES
$1.24B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 26th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 12,717 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $76,113.

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 2,150 $76,112.87
Federal Acquisition Service 891 $98,722.35
Public Buildings Service 660 $92,386.86
Department of Energy 622 $104,276.12
National Institutes of Health 452 $102,499.28
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 432 $97,564.37
U.S. Coast Guard 352 $94,178.07
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 314 $76,356.41
Agency for International Development 300 $103,773.58
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 276 $110,574.13
Forest Service 271 $87,366.62
Environmental Protection Agency 262 $108,359.35
National Park Service 252 $83,557.74
Federal Aviation Administration 250 $102,203.72
Internal Revenue Service 242 $114,066.07
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 177 $98,559.68
Goddard Space Flight Center 162 $107,905.29
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 160 $98,503.38
Federal Emergency Management Agency 152 $101,078.76
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 146 $111,000.27
Bureau of Reclamation 131 $79,655.44
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 131 $109,749.07
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 120 $110,075.78
Indian Health Service 117 $79,977.18
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 116 $91,274.31
Transportation Security Administration 114 $110,426.61
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 109 $95,791.08
Food and Drug Administration 92 $103,903.05
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 90 $84,650.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 88 $97,807.99
Bureau of Land Management 88 $79,647.15
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 85 $73,632.22
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 83 $99,951.66
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 81 $111,766.35
Social Security Administration 75 $103,082.85
Geological Survey 71 $86,481.27
Headquarters, Nasa 71 $123,213.56
Federal Bureau of Investigation 69 $112,335.78
Federal Student Aid 65 $106,974.68
National Protection and Programs Directorate 65 $100,928.88
Small Business Administration 65 $106,168.42
Natural Resources Conservation Service 64 $76,342.22
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 62 $116,266.27
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 60 $102,423.83
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 60 $85,398.62
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 59 $106,207.12
National Institute of Standards and Technology 59 $101,497.07
Federal Highway Administration 54 $93,709.61
Ames Research Center 52 $113,016.56
Securities and Exchange Commission 52 $139,972.54
Program Support Center 50 $103,936.88
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 49 $114,287.53
Agricultural Research Service 48 $90,801.94
Indian Affairs 47 $85,051.45
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 44 $117,663.59
Office of Personnel Management 44 $103,557.66
Office of Secretary of Transportation 44 $106,340.20
Langley Research Center 43 $105,165.93
Departmental Administration 41 $114,496.41
Veterans Benefits Administration 40 $86,434.65
Rural Housing Service 38 $87,036.11
Offices, Boards and Divisions 38 $122,433.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 38 $91,921.45
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 38 $97,542.13
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 37 $95,089.97
U.S. Marshals Service 36 $106,664.22
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 34 $165,716.09
Bureau of the Census 33 $95,072.52
Health Resources and Services Administration 32 $114,283.63
Employment and Training Administration 31 $112,781.55
Patent and Trademark Office 31 $107,584.77
National Cemetery Administration 30 $95,020.33
Office of Governmentwide Policy 29 $135,841.14
U.S. Mint 29 $98,542.62
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 27 $102,362.78
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 27 $82,181.85
Farm Service Agency 26 $93,069.12
National Science Foundation 24 $123,537.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 24 $98,913.38
Agricultural Marketing Service 24 $87,402.75
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 23 $85,452.91
Maritime Administration 23 $102,221.87
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 22 $118,610.91
Drug Enforcement Administration 20 $110,654.60
U.S. Secret Service 20 $109,700.80
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 19 $96,136.47
Government Printing Office 18 $99,633.44
Dryden Flight Research Center 18 $108,323.72
Office of Administrative Services 18 $116,238.44
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 18 $126,235.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 17 $105,690.69
Office of Comptroller of Currency 16 $114,031.69
Peace Corps 16 $106,698.31
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 15 $115,523.60
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 15 $98,561.47
Food and Nutrition Service 14 $100,438.64
National Archives and Records Administration 14 $103,562.50
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 14 $0.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 13 $100,447.31
Bureau of Labor Statistics 13 $101,231.77
Mine Safety and Health Administration 13 $98,374.31
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 13 $107,854.92
Food Safety and Inspection Service 13 $105,607.62
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 13 $98,220.08
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 13 $105,506.38
Federal Transit Administration 12 $105,449.83
Millennium Challenge Corporation 11 $140,082.36
Office of Justice Programs 10 $95,389.00
Federal Railroad Administration 10 $106,266.70
Office of Administration 9 $120,998.56
Federal Communications Commission 9 $127,707.11
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 9 $98,240.89
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 9 $118,033.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $104,698.00
Federal Trade Commission 8 $101,063.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7 $123,900.86
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 7 $69,040.14
Departmental Offices 7 $131,125.86
Federal Housing Finance Agency 7 $174,274.29
National Gallery of Art 7 $137,340.86
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 7 $117,591.00
National Labor Relations Board 6 $120,101.83
Railroad Retirement Board 6 $102,499.83
National Transportation Safety Board 6 $101,517.17
Office of the Director 6 $102,696.17
Office of Management and Budget 6 $128,884.17
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 5 $166,124.20
U.S. International Trade Commission 5 $97,831.80
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $111,374.00
Pretrial Services Agency 5 $98,148.20
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 5 $112,807.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 4 $101,576.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $85,427.75
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 4 $87,542.75
Office of Small Business Utilization 3 $116,989.33
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 3 $46,260.67
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 3 $104,505.33
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $101,088.00
National Credit Union Administration 3 $125,355.67
Administration for Children and Families 3 $134,077.00
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $119,217.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 3 $96,122.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 3 $113,266.67
Federal Election Commission 3 $89,456.33
Wage and Hour Division 3 $111,735.33
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $76,650.67
Trade and Development Agency 3 $108,801.33
Presidio Trust 3 $98,585.33
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $116,824.50
Federal Maritime Commission 2 $115,706.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $123,423.50
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 2 $134,782.50
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 2 $101,162.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $103,169.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $107,677.00
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $107,161.50
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $98,733.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $112,770.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $112,275.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $100,097.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $106,315.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $84,234.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $53,324.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $115,000.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $128,223.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $99,905.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $74,343.00
National Assessment Governing Board 1 $90,823.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $77,878.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $101,167.00
Selective Service System 1 $99,296.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $142,059.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $114,126.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $96,878.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $107,725.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $128,790.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $132,368.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $116,447.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $132,668.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $135,945.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $97,832.23. The highest paid Contractor made $233,556 in 2016.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 11,471
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 254
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 117
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 115
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 109
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 102
ZA - Administrative 79
ES - Senior Executive Service 75
FO - Foreign Service Officers 60
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 47
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 40
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 37
CG - Corporate Graded 33
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 30
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 21
PG - Printing Office Grades 18
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 16
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 16
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 12
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 11
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 11
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 9
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 6
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
CU - Credit Union Employees 4
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 3
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 2
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1

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Occupation Family: 1100 BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY GROUP

Average Contracting Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Contractor was $75,790. Since then, the average pay has increased to $97,832 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1102.

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