Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $78,284.91* *Based on the 2005 average.
8,904 EMPLOYEES
$696.34M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 27th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 8,904 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $63,834.

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 627 $63,833.51
Federal Supply Service 618 $72,691.81
Public Buildings Service 526 $73,548.26
Department of Energy 486 $86,067.44
National Institutes of Health 310 $82,391.24
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 301 $65,497.63
Internal Revenue Service 296 $85,450.78
Environmental Protection Agency 296 $82,965.26
U.S. Coast Guard 287 $77,470.82
Forest Service 265 $71,784.58
Federal Technology Service 251 $81,541.10
Federal Aviation Administration 203 $81,948.95
National Park Service 201 $66,463.33
Agency for International Development 173 $82,012.24
Goddard Space Flight Center 168 $76,753.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 146 $79,092.79
Department of State 144 $85,941.33
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 133 $88,194.35
Ous Management 107 $97,420.95
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 100 $74,678.06
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 98 $80,122.37
Bureau of Reclamation 95 $70,355.92
Indian Health Service 91 $67,696.02
Social Security Administration 90 $76,449.84
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 90 $83,180.88
Natural Resources Conservation Service 89 $65,175.18
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 89 $81,817.25
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 88 $76,938.11
John F. Kennedy Space Center 82 $78,212.56
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 80 $63,976.55
Headquarters, Nasa 77 $96,545.17
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 72 $77,087.26
Farm Service Agency 66 $68,382.92
Federal Bureau of Investigation 66 $95,323.91
Transportation Security Administration 65 $85,885.31
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 64 $71,769.61
Bureau of Land Management 63 $71,428.84
Small Business Administration 62 $92,963.33
Bureau of the Public Debt 57 $57,546.60
Agricultural Research Service 56 $80,430.55
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 54 $76,388.48
Food and Drug Administration 53 $76,087.49
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 52 $78,213.19
Indian Affairs 48 $71,499.90
Geological Survey 46 $79,610.96
Rural Housing Service 46 $68,438.54
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 46 $79,955.22
Offices, Boards and Divisions 44 $100,633.09
Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 $75,711.20
Ames Research Center 44 $90,188.70
Assistant Secretary for Administration 41 $91,331.95
Langley Research Center 41 $84,932.98
Program Support Center 39 $79,342.90
Federal Highway Administration 34 $79,276.24
U.S. Mint 32 $80,306.59
Departmental Offices 29 $97,723.52
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 29 $77,026.90
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 29 $106,846.48
Departmental Administration 27 $96,533.63
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 27 $83,088.56
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 27 $102,615.48
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 26 $100,224.23
Drug Enforcement Administration 26 $83,933.27
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 26 $84,777.81
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 25 $100,480.84
Office of Personnel Management 25 $82,455.52
Maritime Administration 25 $87,667.16
National Institute of Standards and Technology 24 $78,279.46
Employment and Training Administration 24 $80,929.21
Government Printing Office 23 $80,758.87
U.S. Marshals Service 22 $86,647.18
National Science Foundation 20 $79,065.70
Financial Management Service 19 $83,576.89
U.S. Secret Service 19 $83,934.58
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 19 $81,866.74
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $75,511.83
Bureau of the Census 18 $78,880.72
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 16 $82,147.00
Patent and Trademark Office 16 $92,561.31
Health Resources and Services Administration 16 $85,341.19
John C. Stennis Space Center 15 $81,988.33
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $89,162.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 15 $105,032.07
National Cemetery Administration 15 $78,410.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 15 $105,751.67
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 14 $89,741.64
Dryden Flight Research Center 13 $91,457.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 13 $75,031.38
National Archives and Records Administration 12 $89,382.00
Federal Transit Administration 12 $78,104.58
Broadcasting Board of Governors 12 $89,351.83
Food Safety and Inspection Service 11 $73,109.36
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 11 $67,193.09
Securities and Exchange Commission 11 $85,924.55
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 10 $85,213.80
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 10 $75,827.70
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 10 $89,177.60
Office of Comptroller of Currency 10 $103,549.60
Food and Nutrition Service 9 $80,027.89
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $89,261.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 9 $87,209.44
Offices of the Regional Administrators 9 $92,069.56
Office of Justice Programs 8 $92,572.38
Export-Import Bank of the United States 8 $88,954.63
Peace Corps 7 $84,430.43
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 7 $75,760.14
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 6 $69,943.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $74,923.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 6 $78,475.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 6 $81,850.67
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 6 $70,629.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $98,084.20
Office of Administration 5 $90,090.80
Federal Student Aid 5 $63,623.20
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 5 $97,315.20
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 5 $92,344.80
Railroad Retirement Board 5 $72,280.60
National Transportation Safety Board 5 $78,062.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 5 $58,398.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 5 $89,562.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $71,229.20
Office of Management and Budget 5 $126,126.00
Trade and Development Agency 4 $84,268.00
Federal Communications Commission 4 $91,408.50
Office of the Director 4 $83,432.75
Pretrial Services Agency 4 $66,415.75
Federal Trade Commission 4 $79,613.75
National Gallery of Art 4 $103,942.75
Presidio Trust 4 $85,549.25
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 $84,098.25
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $69,597.25
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $76,002.50
Federal Railroad Administration 4 $106,341.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $71,422.25
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 4 $119,778.00
National Labor Relations Board 3 $81,311.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 3 $79,310.00
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $106,182.33
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $66,771.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 3 $129,861.67
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Bus Utilization 3 $100,242.67
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $65,188.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $76,962.00
U.S. Institute of Peace 2 $93,589.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $105,661.50
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $94,703.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $73,235.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $51,264.50
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 2 $74,359.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $41,297.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $45,615.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $114,882.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $124,740.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $108,990.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $57,715.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $75,460.00
Employment Standards Administration 1 $81,747.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $88,369.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $79,766.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $87,244.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $91,968.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $75,000.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $82,695.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $94,260.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 1 $114,344.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $55,966.00
Office of Small Business Utilization 1 $82,259.00
Selective Service System 1 $81,747.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $89,736.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $81,747.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $135,136.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $114,344.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $65,000.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $95,187.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $67,077.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $78,284.91. The highest paid Contractor made $179,040 in 2005.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 8,184
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 185
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 117
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 64
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 54
ZA - Administrative 47
ES - Senior Executive Service 41
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 35
FO - Foreign Service Officers 29
PG - Printing Office Grades 23
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 20
CG - Corporate Graded 19
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 18
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 12
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 11
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 10
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 8
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 4
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 4
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 4
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 3
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 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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