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Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $89,409.13* *Based on the 2009 average.
11,024 EMPLOYEES
$985.29M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 27th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 11,024 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $75,364.

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 1,343 $75,363.75
Federal Acquisition Service 793 $88,219.18
Public Buildings Service 666 $83,474.91
Department of Energy 639 $95,981.08
National Institutes of Health 394 $95,442.67
U.S. Coast Guard 331 $87,109.39
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 309 $72,640.11
Environmental Protection Agency 305 $94,305.75
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 287 $95,758.11
Internal Revenue Service 284 $101,851.59
Forest Service 280 $81,336.87
Federal Aviation Administration 269 $89,435.92
National Park Service 248 $78,129.75
Agency for International Development 209 $92,711.91
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 200 $94,356.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 197 $73,793.54
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 184 $94,299.54
Goddard Space Flight Center 162 $94,756.59
Department of State 144 $103,239.93
Federal Emergency Management Agency 138 $95,150.51
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 132 $102,449.22
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 101 $95,387.59
Bureau of Reclamation 99 $78,318.81
Indian Health Service 98 $74,717.13
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 96 $91,079.90
Social Security Administration 95 $88,682.03
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 94 $101,310.14
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 93 $87,976.70
Transportation Security Administration 92 $96,626.22
John F. Kennedy Space Center 92 $88,585.43
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 91 $74,460.65
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 90 $103,213.66
Bureau of Land Management 85 $74,447.53
Natural Resources Conservation Service 83 $74,280.37
Food and Drug Administration 76 $87,405.47
Headquarters, Nasa 73 $112,586.12
Small Business Administration 72 $105,412.47
Federal Bureau of Investigation 70 $105,287.29
Geological Survey 67 $84,858.88
Bureau of the Public Debt 63 $64,540.97
Farm Service Agency 61 $78,715.52
Agricultural Research Service 52 $88,157.44
Langley Research Center 50 $94,854.88
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 48 $102,741.85
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 47 $99,043.66
Program Support Center 47 $101,005.70
Indian Affairs 47 $80,612.47
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 47 $90,113.74
Offices, Boards and Divisions 46 $115,626.46
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 46 $111,718.98
Rural Housing Service 43 $78,849.05
National Institute of Standards and Technology 41 $90,969.41
Federal Highway Administration 40 $91,174.73
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 40 $106,884.93
Ames Research Center 39 $106,300.62
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 37 $90,333.24
Departmental Offices 36 $111,757.19
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 32 $71,588.63
Office of Personnel Management 32 $91,913.28
Departmental Administration 29 $113,252.03
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 29 $137,585.66
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 29 $100,617.52
Veterans Benefits Administration 27 $77,782.22
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 25 $98,420.36
Bureau of the Census 25 $90,778.64
U.S. Marshals Service 25 $97,169.28
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 25 $131,758.64
U.S. Secret Service 25 $91,412.04
U.S. Mint 24 $85,889.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 23 $87,044.22
Securities and Exchange Commission 22 $126,651.95
Maritime Administration 22 $98,867.00
Government Printing Office 21 $94,596.10
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 21 $98,104.10
Federal Student Aid 21 $116,155.29
Broadcasting Board of Governors 21 $96,141.29
National Science Foundation 20 $112,827.85
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 20 $79,256.35
Drug Enforcement Administration 20 $104,175.85
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 19 $94,769.74
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 19 $119,945.68
Patent and Trademark Office 19 $103,780.21
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 18 $70,222.94
National Cemetery Administration 18 $95,571.72
Health Resources and Services Administration 17 $106,013.76
Employment and Training Administration 16 $94,699.56
Financial Management Service 16 $110,114.81
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 15 $102,726.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 15 $92,330.47
National Archives and Records Administration 14 $101,551.71
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 13 $110,180.69
Office of Secretary of Transportation 13 $120,196.77
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 13 $86,344.92
Dryden Flight Research Center 12 $109,975.17
Peace Corps 12 $92,264.42
Office of Comptroller of Currency 12 $121,865.58
Office of Justice Programs 12 $91,396.33
Food Safety and Inspection Service 12 $93,623.08
Millennium Challenge Corporation 12 $127,247.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 10 $67,024.50
Federal Transit Administration 10 $100,251.40
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 9 $88,364.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $108,524.11
Corporation for National and Community Service 8 $99,295.50
Food and Nutrition Service 8 $99,523.50
Mine Safety and Health Administration 7 $99,026.57
Offices of the Regional Administrators 7 $112,990.43
Federal Railroad Administration 7 $101,427.71
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 7 $103,943.29
National Transportation Safety Board 6 $98,680.83
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 6 $104,819.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 6 $89,780.17
Office of Management and Budget 6 $135,155.00
Office of Administration 6 $113,565.17
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 6 $115,985.33
Office of the Director 6 $105,756.83
Immediate Office of the Administrator 6 $111,719.17
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 6 $83,244.83
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 6 $101,721.17
National Gallery of Art 6 $106,007.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 5 $84,009.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 5 $147,881.60
Export-Import Bank of the United States 5 $126,292.40
Federal Communications Commission 5 $107,035.20
Presidio Trust 5 $87,827.80
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $74,464.00
Railroad Retirement Board 5 $95,269.40
U.S. Trustee Program 4 $107,341.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 4 $100,613.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 4 $97,857.25
Pretrial Services Agency 4 $89,441.75
National Labor Relations Board 4 $103,626.25
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 4 $112,450.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $94,105.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $87,632.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 3 $134,944.33
Federal Trade Commission 3 $95,947.33
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $102,853.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 3 $100,401.67
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $61,543.00
Trade and Development Agency 2 $89,169.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $77,724.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $100,420.50
African Development Foundation 2 $90,347.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $108,661.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $124,988.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2 $104,432.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $144,122.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $116,349.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $95,525.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $92,914.00
Employment Standards Administration 2 $73,417.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $116,005.50
Election Assistance Commission 1 $135,000.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $153,200.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $104,721.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $4,500.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $142,799.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $153,053.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $93,123.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $86,927.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $98,518.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $91,123.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $109,570.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $90,000.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $71,151.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $65,016.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $116,725.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $102,721.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $117,531.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $65,053.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $107,211.00
Selective Service System 1 $95,026.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $69,593.00
Department of Treasury 1 $87,227.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $89,409.13. The highest paid Contractor made $212,400 in 2009.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 9,922
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 251
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 119
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 112
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 90
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 82
ES - Senior Executive Service 60
ZA - Administrative 57
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 47
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 37
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 34
FO - Foreign Service Officers 27
CG - Corporate Graded 24
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 22
PG - Printing Office Grades 21
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 20
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 18
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 12
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 12
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 12
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 7
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 6
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 5
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 5
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 3
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
FE - Senior Foreign Service 2
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CU - Credit Union Employees 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1

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Occupation Family: 1100 BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY GROUP

Average Contracting Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Contractor was $75,790. Since then, the average pay has increased to $100,848 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1102.

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