Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $81,302.11* *Based on the 2006 average.
9,109 EMPLOYEES
$740.01M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 27th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 9,109 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $66,510.

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 641 $66,510.34
Federal Supply Service 580 $77,149.13
Public Buildings Service 574 $76,039.47
Department of Energy 487 $90,244.37
National Institutes of Health 318 $85,423.72
Internal Revenue Service 311 $89,438.91
U.S. Coast Guard 297 $78,785.93
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 297 $66,444.79
Environmental Protection Agency 292 $85,944.15
Forest Service 266 $74,468.97
Federal Aviation Administration 229 $83,039.94
Federal Technology Service 213 $86,467.11
National Park Service 200 $69,620.78
Agency for International Development 181 $84,284.04
Goddard Space Flight Center 158 $81,573.42
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 155 $78,462.03
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 148 $72,852.94
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 139 $101,301.11
Department of State 136 $91,324.38
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 135 $91,358.84
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 106 $79,959.27
Federal Emergency Management Agency 99 $78,793.42
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 96 $84,996.68
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 94 $84,270.63
Bureau of Reclamation 92 $73,179.07
Social Security Administration 91 $80,201.14
Natural Resources Conservation Service 91 $66,800.89
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 91 $88,820.95
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 86 $76,538.10
Department of Housing and Urban Development 83 $88,124.39
Indian Health Service 83 $69,984.06
Transportation Security Administration 82 $82,163.09
John F. Kennedy Space Center 80 $81,972.13
Bureau of the Public Debt 75 $60,380.93
Headquarters, Nasa 72 $102,227.61
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 69 $85,433.26
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 69 $72,099.62
Bureau of Land Management 68 $71,098.46
Federal Bureau of Investigation 65 $99,791.43
Farm Service Agency 63 $70,866.30
Small Business Administration 62 $94,886.55
Agricultural Research Service 60 $82,524.18
Food and Drug Administration 51 $76,368.49
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 47 $84,899.53
Rural Housing Service 47 $68,734.57
Geological Survey 46 $83,301.65
Indian Affairs 44 $73,777.27
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 44 $84,746.82
Langley Research Center 41 $86,913.80
Ames Research Center 40 $93,422.70
Program Support Center 40 $80,970.28
Offices, Boards and Divisions 40 $105,409.78
Federal Highway Administration 35 $81,470.43
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 33 $91,595.21
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 30 $80,464.10
Departmental Offices 30 $98,439.97
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 30 $92,593.03
Departmental Administration 30 $100,627.73
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 29 $104,563.72
Maritime Administration 25 $91,650.08
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 24 $88,215.67
Patent and Trademark Office 23 $88,717.65
National Institute of Standards and Technology 23 $79,778.83
Drug Enforcement Administration 23 $90,962.96
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 23 $117,867.09
Office of Personnel Management 23 $88,755.70
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 23 $85,841.91
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 22 $104,186.18
Bureau of the Census 22 $84,731.32
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 21 $110,827.48
Financial Management Service 20 $94,323.55
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 19 $90,643.05
U.S. Marshals Service 19 $87,452.68
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 19 $85,069.58
John C. Stennis Space Center 19 $78,254.79
U.S. Secret Service 17 $83,391.35
National Science Foundation 17 $81,165.06
U.S. Mint 17 $87,049.71
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 17 $76,410.94
Office of Secretary of Transportation 16 $103,393.56
National Cemetery Administration 16 $80,018.25
Government Printing Office 15 $81,091.20
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 14 $85,067.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 14 $73,114.64
Health Resources and Services Administration 13 $92,853.54
Dryden Flight Research Center 13 $97,571.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 13 $78,871.46
Employment and Training Administration 12 $78,281.83
National Archives and Records Administration 12 $86,091.83
Federal Transit Administration 12 $84,647.17
Peace Corps 11 $89,648.36
Securities and Exchange Commission 11 $94,637.73
Office of Comptroller of Currency 11 $109,117.18
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 11 $73,754.91
Broadcasting Board of Governors 11 $93,468.91
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 10 $69,799.90
Veterans Benefits Administration 10 $61,327.10
Offices of the Regional Administrators 9 $98,875.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 9 $93,572.33
Food and Nutrition Service 9 $86,257.11
Food Safety and Inspection Service 9 $76,680.11
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $89,671.11
Export-Import Bank of the United States 7 $94,048.14
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 7 $81,557.57
Millennium Challenge Corporation 7 $97,620.00
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $95,011.67
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 6 $79,327.83
Mine Safety and Health Administration 6 $97,273.83
Federal Student Aid 6 $83,786.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 6 $93,525.50
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 6 $89,897.00
Office of Justice Programs 6 $90,097.83
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $87,305.17
National Gallery of Art 6 $88,558.67
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $104,904.00
Office of Administration 5 $89,354.00
Federal Communications Commission 5 $98,282.60
Federal Trade Commission 5 $84,493.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $73,029.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $76,452.80
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 5 $84,705.60
Corporation for National and Community Service 5 $94,048.00
Railroad Retirement Board 5 $77,912.20
Office of Thrift Supervision 4 $124,409.25
Office of Management and Budget 4 $126,335.25
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 4 $125,724.50
National Labor Relations Board 4 $94,647.75
Trade and Development Agency 4 $82,550.50
Office of the Director 4 $91,931.00
National Transportation Safety Board 4 $79,473.75
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $83,328.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $79,811.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $71,810.00
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $111,704.67
Executive Office for Immigration Review 3 $98,755.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 3 $84,419.67
Bureau of Labor Statistics 3 $55,688.33
Pretrial Services Agency 3 $73,563.67
Presidio Trust 3 $87,174.67
Department of Veterans Affairs 3 $105,405.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $55,895.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2 $76,151.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $78,323.50
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $92,553.00
Employment Standards Administration 2 $87,983.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $117,602.50
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 2 $95,015.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $87,857.50
Immediate Office of the Administrator 2 $106,363.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $77,777.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $89,803.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $68,386.50
U.S. Institute of Peace 2 $99,887.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $110,375.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $97,383.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $126,388.00
Office of Small Business Utilization 1 $87,664.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $85,086.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $79,931.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $77,353.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $118,828.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $118,828.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $92,820.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $61,510.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $139,774.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $94,454.00
Department of Homeland Security 1 $37,893.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $68,300.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $94,796.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $107,521.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $92,820.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $44,856.00
National Institute for Literacy 1 $65,000.00
Selective Service System 1 $84,559.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $85,341.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $44,856.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $57,891.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $81,302.11. The highest paid Contractor made $193,583 in 2006.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 8,333
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 212
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 89
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 81
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 67
ES - Senior Executive Service 47
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 43
ZA - Administrative 42
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 41
FO - Foreign Service Officers 29
CG - Corporate Graded 17
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 17
PG - Printing Office Grades 15
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 11
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 11
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 11
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 7
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 6
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 4
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 4
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 4
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 3
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 1

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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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