Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $86,843.72* *Based on the 2008 average.
9,984 EMPLOYEES
$866.79M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 28th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 9,984 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $71,283.

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 1,054 $71,282.58
Federal Acquisition Service 711 $87,927.41
Public Buildings Service 609 $82,063.02
Department of Energy 565 $93,773.29
National Institutes of Health 364 $91,563.92
U.S. Coast Guard 310 $82,839.12
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 300 $69,790.41
Internal Revenue Service 297 $96,812.72
Environmental Protection Agency 281 $93,037.86
Forest Service 260 $78,760.66
Federal Aviation Administration 242 $86,812.25
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 208 $103,968.06
National Park Service 205 $75,660.32
Agency for International Development 175 $92,022.62
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 165 $73,897.81
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 160 $87,845.87
Goddard Space Flight Center 153 $90,856.60
Federal Emergency Management Agency 153 $85,822.52
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 150 $92,200.01
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 138 $97,572.56
Department of State 137 $98,698.58
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 103 $84,683.57
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 95 $97,338.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 92 $96,820.58
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 91 $83,379.85
John F. Kennedy Space Center 90 $87,462.49
Social Security Administration 88 $86,813.77
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 87 $92,086.41
Transportation Security Administration 86 $86,812.94
Bureau of Reclamation 86 $79,371.03
Indian Health Service 85 $72,926.02
Natural Resources Conservation Service 85 $71,528.94
Small Business Administration 74 $99,642.11
Headquarters, Nasa 73 $107,890.01
Bureau of Land Management 73 $71,457.86
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 70 $76,355.27
Farm Service Agency 66 $74,535.53
Federal Bureau of Investigation 66 $104,129.03
Bureau of the Public Debt 66 $63,447.00
Food and Drug Administration 62 $84,872.63
Geological Survey 56 $85,519.18
Agricultural Research Service 51 $88,633.53
Langley Research Center 46 $92,681.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 46 $89,738.70
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 45 $97,806.47
Federal Highway Administration 45 $88,691.42
Offices, Boards and Divisions 45 $112,650.98
Indian Affairs 45 $78,637.49
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 43 $98,438.00
Program Support Center 42 $96,235.48
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 41 $99,250.34
Rural Housing Service 40 $73,135.85
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 39 $111,422.92
Ames Research Center 37 $100,600.54
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 37 $87,153.08
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 35 $77,109.29
National Institute of Standards and Technology 34 $89,039.06
Departmental Offices 33 $106,948.64
Departmental Administration 31 $110,204.55
Office of Personnel Management 30 $90,422.40
Veterans Benefits Administration 28 $70,289.07
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 27 $97,748.48
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 27 $90,427.44
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 25 $61,536.12
John C. Stennis Space Center 24 $81,719.88
U.S. Mint 24 $85,320.46
Federal Student Aid 23 $113,096.43
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 23 $131,306.17
Bureau of the Census 22 $84,880.91
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 22 $93,157.68
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 22 $123,956.41
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 22 $88,485.27
U.S. Secret Service 21 $86,253.57
Patent and Trademark Office 21 $101,017.57
Maritime Administration 21 $91,601.52
Drug Enforcement Administration 21 $99,930.71
U.S. Marshals Service 21 $93,697.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 20 $74,239.15
Government Printing Office 20 $90,966.05
National Science Foundation 19 $101,808.68
Health Resources and Services Administration 19 $98,048.42
Securities and Exchange Commission 18 $113,870.83
National Cemetery Administration 18 $89,942.06
Financial Management Service 17 $102,895.82
Broadcasting Board of Governors 17 $93,922.59
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 16 $117,216.13
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 15 $68,632.80
National Archives and Records Administration 14 $101,452.29
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 14 $87,748.64
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 13 $104,060.15
Office of Justice Programs 12 $83,143.17
Dryden Flight Research Center 12 $100,002.92
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 12 $89,308.42
Office of Comptroller of Currency 12 $122,585.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 12 $82,442.17
Employment and Training Administration 11 $88,937.09
Offices of the Regional Administrators 11 $108,626.73
Office of Secretary of Transportation 11 $115,293.64
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 10 $102,239.30
Food and Nutrition Service 9 $94,204.78
Peace Corps 9 $97,887.56
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 9 $83,974.11
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 8 $84,690.88
Corporation for National and Community Service 8 $97,281.88
Mine Safety and Health Administration 8 $94,371.88
Millennium Challenge Corporation 8 $120,780.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 8 $104,705.50
Federal Transit Administration 8 $83,540.25
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 8 $97,025.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 6 $91,487.17
Export-Import Bank of the United States 6 $111,600.17
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 6 $108,846.17
Immediate Office of the Administrator 6 $104,951.33
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 6 $100,102.33
Office of Management and Budget 5 $123,654.20
Railroad Retirement Board 5 $86,516.00
National Gallery of Art 5 $92,095.00
National Transportation Safety Board 5 $84,672.80
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $101,595.00
Office of Administration 5 $110,694.40
Federal Communications Commission 5 $106,152.60
Office of the Director 5 $103,386.40
Agricultural Marketing Service 5 $85,499.00
Presidio Trust 5 $84,675.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $77,221.40
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 5 $80,401.00
U.S. Trustee Program 4 $100,997.25
Pretrial Services Agency 4 $83,542.75
Federal Trade Commission 4 $98,790.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $81,763.25
Office of Thrift Supervision 4 $126,284.50
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 4 $142,895.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 3 $106,252.33
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $91,657.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 3 $91,612.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 3 $93,036.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 3 $112,113.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $79,915.33
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $59,795.00
Employment Standards Administration 2 $99,267.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $137,149.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $110,437.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $73,942.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $80,511.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $121,433.50
Trade and Development Agency 2 $107,836.50
Department of Veterans Affairs 2 $129,967.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $107,353.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $114,484.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $82,205.00
Federal Election Commission 2 $84,389.00
National Labor Relations Board 2 $92,131.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $104,966.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $113,787.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $82,557.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $67,908.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $120,000.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $111,104.00
Office of Small Business Utilization 1 $96,791.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $149,000.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $91,259.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $142,227.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $133,447.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $89,221.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $60,146.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $107,836.00
Selective Service System 1 $90,698.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $85,438.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $105,203.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $85,438.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $100,383.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $85,600.00
National Institute for Literacy 1 $79,397.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $92,774.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $67,945.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $101,801.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $80,934.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $86,843.72. The highest paid Contractor made $183,388 in 2008.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 8,953
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 224
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 117
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 105
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 84
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 64
ES - Senior Executive Service 56
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 49
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 48
ZA - Administrative 48
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 42
FO - Foreign Service Officers 29
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 22
PG - Printing Office Grades 20
CG - Corporate Graded 19
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 18
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 18
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 12
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 8
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 8
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 7
SL - Senior Level Positions 5
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 4
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 4
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 4
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 4
CE - Contract Education--year Long 3
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 2
FE - Senior Foreign Service 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
EG - Consultant (other) 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

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 1102.

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