Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $83,719.44* *Based on the 2007 average.
9,428 EMPLOYEES
$788.8M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 28th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 9,428 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the Federal Acquisition Service hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $84,008.

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
Federal Acquisition Service 743 $84,007.68
Veterans Health Administration 685 $68,196.60
Public Buildings Service 592 $78,143.31
Department of Energy 517 $91,767.52
National Institutes of Health 340 $87,121.12
U.S. Coast Guard 308 $81,477.24
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 302 $67,199.67
Internal Revenue Service 281 $94,028.43
Environmental Protection Agency 280 $88,622.40
Forest Service 277 $75,717.95
Federal Aviation Administration 236 $84,815.25
National Park Service 199 $72,836.99
Agency for International Development 175 $88,248.47
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 169 $106,653.95
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 158 $81,519.30
Goddard Space Flight Center 152 $85,019.14
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 141 $75,102.92
Federal Emergency Management Agency 137 $81,141.86
Department of State 133 $95,401.63
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 130 $82,388.95
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 127 $95,919.82
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 127 $80,127.28
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 105 $87,128.25
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 101 $90,729.94
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 100 $87,449.90
John F. Kennedy Space Center 93 $85,050.27
Transportation Security Administration 90 $78,399.50
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 90 $92,809.58
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 87 $78,749.26
Natural Resources Conservation Service 86 $67,571.70
Indian Health Service 86 $71,483.37
Bureau of Reclamation 84 $75,945.90
Social Security Administration 83 $82,761.55
Headquarters, Nasa 79 $104,154.29
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 73 $72,306.93
Farm Service Agency 68 $71,486.75
Bureau of the Public Debt 68 $59,933.50
Bureau of Land Management 65 $71,945.31
Federal Bureau of Investigation 62 $101,602.45
Agricultural Research Service 61 $82,126.13
Small Business Administration 58 $97,635.95
Food and Drug Administration 55 $79,939.56
Geological Survey 51 $83,061.55
Indian Affairs 47 $74,365.45
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 46 $87,439.67
Offices, Boards and Divisions 45 $105,152.27
Rural Housing Service 44 $71,123.98
Langley Research Center 44 $89,718.64
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 43 $91,307.60
Federal Highway Administration 42 $83,510.55
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 41 $94,889.05
Ames Research Center 39 $99,031.15
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 38 $91,682.03
Program Support Center 37 $85,192.03
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 36 $108,877.36
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 35 $82,893.34
Departmental Offices 32 $97,282.75
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 30 $110,892.97
Departmental Administration 29 $103,590.52
National Institute of Standards and Technology 29 $82,359.76
Office of Personnel Management 25 $89,337.68
U.S. Marshals Service 24 $88,920.96
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 24 $91,034.42
Drug Enforcement Administration 23 $93,812.52
Patent and Trademark Office 23 $89,394.48
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 22 $93,948.86
Maritime Administration 22 $93,740.27
U.S. Mint 22 $76,495.18
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 22 $85,752.14
U.S. Secret Service 22 $81,756.23
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 22 $122,728.18
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 21 $84,270.19
Veterans Benefits Administration 20 $65,840.95
Federal Student Aid 20 $107,673.20
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 20 $108,761.20
John C. Stennis Space Center 20 $80,475.75
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 20 $82,714.80
Government Printing Office 18 $86,627.44
National Science Foundation 18 $90,415.11
Health Resources and Services Administration 17 $91,940.82
Financial Management Service 16 $93,903.63
Broadcasting Board of Governors 16 $89,143.75
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 16 $75,874.44
National Cemetery Administration 16 $84,223.81
Bureau of the Census 16 $87,633.69
National Archives and Records Administration 15 $89,680.67
Securities and Exchange Commission 15 $97,267.80
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 14 $77,776.07
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 14 $68,220.21
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 13 $74,470.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 12 $98,893.83
Peace Corps 12 $99,618.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 12 $90,890.58
Office of Comptroller of Currency 12 $119,326.33
Employment and Training Administration 11 $81,665.64
Office of Secretary of Transportation 11 $109,305.09
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 11 $84,599.27
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 10 $93,961.20
Office of Justice Programs 9 $81,632.11
Food Safety and Inspection Service 9 $82,000.44
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 8 $79,781.63
Offices of the Regional Administrators 8 $101,554.25
Food and Nutrition Service 7 $89,599.29
Millennium Challenge Corporation 7 $106,013.57
Federal Transit Administration 6 $91,238.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 6 $86,861.33
Mine Safety and Health Administration 6 $101,803.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 6 $101,725.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 6 $100,421.83
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 6 $95,219.00
Office of Management and Budget 6 $121,490.67
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $90,295.83
National Gallery of Art 6 $87,473.33
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $92,732.80
Office of Administration 5 $98,377.40
Federal Communications Commission 5 $92,369.00
Office of the Director 5 $92,427.20
Presidio Trust 5 $80,723.40
Agricultural Marketing Service 5 $78,289.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $82,786.80
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 5 $73,658.00
Railroad Retirement Board 5 $82,061.60
U.S. Trustee Program 4 $92,344.75
Pretrial Services Agency 4 $74,067.50
National Transportation Safety Board 4 $86,524.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 4 $109,081.25
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 4 $133,602.75
Executive Office for Immigration Review 3 $98,060.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 3 $64,485.33
Trade and Development Agency 3 $88,538.00
Federal Trade Commission 3 $93,812.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $82,711.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 3 $86,557.33
Federal Railroad Administration 3 $88,445.67
Department of Veterans Affairs 3 $108,938.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $75,992.67
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 3 $84,761.33
Immediate Office of the Administrator 2 $112,577.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $113,297.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $100,518.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $99,147.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2 $86,248.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $115,980.50
Office of Thrift Supervision 2 $137,506.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $123,065.00
National Labor Relations Board 2 $84,746.50
Employment Standards Administration 2 $93,439.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $86,773.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $70,681.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 2 $100,690.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $83,169.50
Office of Special Counsel 1 $63,135.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $82,956.00
Office of Small Business Utilization 1 $89,985.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $84,691.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $81,120.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $84,691.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $93,822.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $143,471.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $125,078.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $100,077.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $47,576.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $95,279.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $98,066.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $82,044.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $114,042.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $87,338.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $55,706.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $66,767.00
Selective Service System 1 $86,801.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $95,279.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $70,160.00
National Institute for Literacy 1 $66,500.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $103,286.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $61,219.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $85,691.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $83,719.44. The highest paid Contractor made $201,600 in 2007.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 8,507
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 220
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 118
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 88
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 69
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 68
ES - Senior Executive Service 56
ZA - Administrative 46
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 45
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 38
FO - Foreign Service Officers 32
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 22
CG - Corporate Graded 19
PG - Printing Office Grades 18
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 16
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 15
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 12
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 7
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 4
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 3
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 3
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 2
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 2
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 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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