Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $75,789.77* *Based on the 2004 average.
8,676 EMPLOYEES
$656.04M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 28th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 8,676 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $60,187.

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 612 $60,186.76
Federal Supply Service 587 $73,354.05
Public Buildings Service 513 $71,769.37
Department of Energy 460 $84,058.68
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 327 $63,165.54
National Institutes of Health 313 $81,345.09
Environmental Protection Agency 293 $81,179.01
U.S. Coast Guard 281 $74,720.59
Forest Service 281 $69,015.77
Internal Revenue Service 279 $82,968.02
Federal Aviation Administration 217 $80,655.85
National Park Service 203 $63,170.65
Federal Technology Service 203 $82,566.23
Goddard Space Flight Center 171 $72,239.98
Agency for International Development 154 $81,262.36
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 139 $77,864.81
Department of State 136 $82,743.72
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 129 $83,854.34
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 113 $76,117.73
Bureau of Reclamation 95 $67,908.25
Indian Health Service 94 $65,088.35
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 92 $71,349.84
Natural Resources Conservation Service 90 $62,592.64
Social Security Administration 89 $75,417.25
Headquarters, Nasa 85 $87,976.44
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 80 $79,728.96
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 79 $72,624.10
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 79 $81,336.38
John F. Kennedy Space Center 78 $75,918.71
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 73 $64,142.11
Federal Bureau of Investigation 70 $90,222.16
Small Business Administration 69 $87,568.74
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 63 $79,667.27
Bureau of Land Management 63 $69,122.06
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 63 $69,185.55
Transportation Security Administration 61 $86,050.18
Agricultural Research Service 59 $76,460.28
Indian Affairs 57 $69,141.14
Rural Housing Service 55 $66,582.58
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 54 $78,493.39
Farm Service Agency 53 $65,704.55
Langley Research Center 51 $80,190.71
Geological Survey 51 $74,993.61
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 48 $78,185.17
Food and Drug Administration 46 $76,157.80
Federal Emergency Management Agency 45 $72,564.87
Ames Research Center 45 $89,000.07
Assistant Secretary for Administration 44 $87,470.34
U.S. Mint 43 $76,434.65
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 43 $71,010.77
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 41 $90,931.71
Bureau of the Public Debt 40 $51,885.18
Offices, Boards and Divisions 40 $95,971.10
Program Support Center 38 $74,711.89
U.S. Marshals Service 36 $84,127.33
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 33 $81,599.15
Ous Management 33 $104,385.70
Federal Highway Administration 30 $73,548.07
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 29 $75,525.10
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 27 $93,630.48
Employment and Training Administration 27 $75,357.58
Maritime Administration 26 $84,232.31
Departmental Offices 26 $92,060.92
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 25 $81,674.08
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 24 $90,762.46
National Institute of Standards and Technology 24 $75,628.00
Departmental Administration 23 $96,253.57
Drug Enforcement Administration 23 $82,029.09
Financial Management Service 22 $85,495.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 22 $75,126.86
Government Printing Office 21 $77,804.57
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 21 $77,578.95
Office of Governmentwide Policy 21 $103,506.95
U.S. Secret Service 20 $78,209.85
Patent and Trademark Office 19 $89,588.26
Office of Personnel Management 18 $83,638.06
Office of Secretary of Transportation 18 $101,634.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $72,751.28
National Science Foundation 18 $74,921.89
John C. Stennis Space Center 17 $77,327.65
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 17 $77,762.53
Bureau of the Census 16 $76,913.44
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $90,748.27
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 15 $81,225.47
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 14 $91,177.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 14 $86,914.21
Dryden Flight Research Center 14 $90,187.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 13 $101,788.77
National Cemetery Administration 13 $72,141.69
National Archives and Records Administration 11 $89,444.18
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 11 $68,664.45
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 10 $77,411.30
Securities and Exchange Commission 10 $73,707.10
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 10 $75,346.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 10 $81,486.80
Food Safety and Inspection Service 10 $72,015.00
Office of Justice Programs 10 $78,829.90
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 9 $89,850.89
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 9 $67,137.56
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $84,555.56
Peace Corps 8 $90,504.88
Federal Transit Administration 8 $86,915.75
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 8 $74,519.75
Food and Nutrition Service 8 $76,472.25
Consumer Product Safety Commission 7 $69,578.29
National Gallery of Art 7 $83,154.14
Office of Management and Budget 7 $120,757.71
National Transportation Safety Board 6 $80,416.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 6 $62,997.67
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 6 $63,256.80
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 6 $67,564.67
Federal Communications Commission 6 $92,530.50
Offices of the Regional Administrators 6 $86,323.67
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 6 $66,507.83
Office of the Director 5 $73,658.60
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 5 $89,116.20
Railroad Retirement Board 5 $67,768.00
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $96,588.25
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 5 $89,078.80
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 4 $114,890.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $81,760.75
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $75,676.50
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Bus Utilization 4 $95,426.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 4 $46,793.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $90,218.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 4 $86,320.50
Office of Administration 4 $86,180.50
Presidio Trust 4 $90,495.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $72,555.25
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 3 $76,733.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $76,843.33
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $101,440.00
Pretrial Services Agency 3 $86,312.00
Federal Trade Commission 3 $94,624.00
National Labor Relations Board 3 $83,413.33
Ous Border and Transportation Security 2 $65,692.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $64,680.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $85,269.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $85,105.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $90,759.00
Trade and Development Agency 2 $98,653.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 2 $70,499.50
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $91,715.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $63,675.50
Office of Thrift Supervision 2 $130,786.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $83,167.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $110,256.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $60,710.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $59,669.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $91,751.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $88,597.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $72,764.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $72,743.00
Employment Standards Administration 1 $78,826.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $74,512.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $65,000.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $84,127.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $130,305.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $79,968.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $57,433.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 1 $106,914.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $62,659.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $79,928.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $109,213.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $84,127.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $52,279.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $55,652.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $0.00
Selective Service System 1 $78,826.00
U.S. Institute of Peace 1 $96,572.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $35,711.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $76,806.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $99,413.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $120,280.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $75,789.77. The highest paid Contractor made $192,500 in 2004.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 7,917
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 159
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 149
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 68
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 60
ZA - Administrative 46
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 39
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 38
ES - Senior Executive Service 36
CG - Corporate Graded 33
FO - Foreign Service Officers 30
PG - Printing Office Grades 21
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 14
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 13
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 11
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 10
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 8
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 4
CE - Contract Education--year Long 4
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 2
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 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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