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Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $91,689.10* *Based on the 2010 average.
11,804 EMPLOYEES
$1.08B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 27th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 11,804 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $73,820.

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 1,166 $73,820.00
Federal Acquisition Service 843 $90,004.04
Public Buildings Service 692 $85,929.68
Department of Energy 671 $99,414.18
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 392 $84,254.11
National Institutes of Health 392 $97,639.72
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 345 $96,154.47
U.S. Coast Guard 331 $89,962.17
Environmental Protection Agency 321 $97,952.22
Forest Service 318 $81,984.23
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 310 $74,667.93
National Park Service 281 $80,973.23
Federal Aviation Administration 279 $93,060.80
Internal Revenue Service 275 $106,241.23
Agency for International Development 242 $97,428.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 186 $80,554.52
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 173 $98,014.07
Goddard Space Flight Center 170 $96,965.91
Department of State 146 $106,303.14
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 143 $103,285.92
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 132 $106,400.23
Federal Emergency Management Agency 119 $101,296.08
Bureau of Reclamation 109 $80,497.81
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 109 $101,160.06
Indian Health Service 108 $76,497.81
Bureau of Land Management 106 $72,745.99
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 104 $97,953.68
Transportation Security Administration 100 $103,096.94
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 98 $91,671.79
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 96 $94,151.57
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 94 $103,432.60
John F. Kennedy Space Center 94 $90,444.44
Natural Resources Conservation Service 93 $74,294.32
Social Security Administration 93 $96,447.54
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 92 $76,273.98
Food and Drug Administration 83 $90,799.46
Federal Bureau of Investigation 80 $102,221.30
Program Support Center 74 $92,590.54
Headquarters, Nasa 72 $115,754.90
Small Business Administration 70 $108,067.59
Geological Survey 68 $88,899.59
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 67 $92,938.07
Bureau of the Public Debt 61 $68,400.64
Agricultural Research Service 54 $88,708.31
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 53 $106,315.98
Indian Affairs 52 $80,869.06
Farm Service Agency 50 $81,267.46
Langley Research Center 49 $95,226.37
Offices, Boards and Divisions 49 $117,253.78
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 49 $98,534.12
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 47 $106,182.89
Federal Highway Administration 47 $94,568.89
Rural Housing Service 46 $82,008.74
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 45 $113,868.60
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 44 $95,441.41
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 44 $87,560.27
Ames Research Center 43 $107,981.44
Federal Student Aid 41 $105,810.51
National Institute of Standards and Technology 40 $93,399.43
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 39 $136,933.74
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 38 $73,128.29
Departmental Offices 36 $118,195.69
Veterans Benefits Administration 34 $76,956.59
Departmental Administration 34 $111,042.24
U.S. Mint 30 $93,130.23
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 30 $96,543.50
Office of Personnel Management 30 $96,525.17
Securities and Exchange Commission 30 $131,037.13
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 28 $104,019.11
Office of Governmentwide Policy 27 $130,781.81
Bureau of the Census 27 $89,530.63
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 27 $108,329.41
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 25 $88,369.08
Health Resources and Services Administration 25 $102,009.20
U.S. Marshals Service 24 $99,319.29
John C. Stennis Space Center 24 $92,797.46
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 23 $72,267.26
Maritime Administration 23 $102,395.96
U.S. Secret Service 22 $100,913.14
Broadcasting Board of Governors 22 $99,342.18
Drug Enforcement Administration 22 $100,221.82
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 22 $83,091.05
Government Printing Office 21 $98,807.48
National Science Foundation 21 $118,922.86
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 21 $123,358.38
Dryden Flight Research Center 18 $104,224.56
National Archives and Records Administration 18 $96,089.06
Patent and Trademark Office 18 $109,155.17
Employment and Training Administration 18 $99,734.89
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 17 $107,735.24
Financial Management Service 17 $115,265.29
National Cemetery Administration 17 $99,665.94
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 15 $103,945.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 15 $92,478.33
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 15 $99,641.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $111,378.87
Office of Comptroller of Currency 14 $110,029.79
Millennium Challenge Corporation 12 $133,810.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 12 $103,453.75
Office of Justice Programs 12 $95,689.08
Agricultural Marketing Service 12 $71,555.67
Federal Transit Administration 11 $102,201.45
Food and Nutrition Service 11 $94,038.55
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 10 $102,562.50
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 10 $100,293.70
Peace Corps 10 $101,093.60
Office of Secretary of Transportation 10 $103,221.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 9 $91,391.78
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $113,493.33
Corporation for National and Community Service 8 $114,878.00
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $101,497.75
Office of Administration 8 $122,894.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 8 $113,225.63
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 8 $98,664.38
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 7 $84,844.57
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $99,447.86
Mine Safety and Health Administration 7 $107,395.29
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $117,319.67
Office of Management and Budget 6 $127,493.00
Presidio Trust 6 $94,060.17
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 5 $86,633.60
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 5 $155,849.20
Federal Communications Commission 5 $111,865.20
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 5 $122,391.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 5 $146,434.80
National Labor Relations Board 5 $103,458.40
Railroad Retirement Board 5 $98,899.20
National Gallery of Art 5 $98,946.60
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 $78,884.25
U.S. Trustee Program 4 $109,864.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 4 $98,137.25
Employment Standards Administration 4 $92,035.25
Export-Import Bank of the United States 4 $131,543.00
Office of the Director 4 $118,580.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $97,135.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $95,725.25
Pretrial Services Agency 3 $89,392.33
Federal Trade Commission 3 $101,790.67
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $107,166.33
Office of Thrift Supervision 3 $145,957.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $68,970.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 3 $108,299.33
Trade and Development Agency 3 $93,412.33
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $96,386.50
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $98,303.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $126,948.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $90,779.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $81,582.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $95,290.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $100,293.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $88,516.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $149,275.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $101,167.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $120,010.50
Federal Election Commission 2 $94,068.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $105,445.50
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $111,941.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $106,606.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $104,904.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $81,795.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $108,717.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $104,484.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $92,807.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $142,415.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $90,000.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $146,215.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $115,731.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $155,500.00
African Development Foundation 1 $113,717.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $112,224.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $125,244.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $68,712.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $119,238.00
Selective Service System 1 $97,633.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $125,170.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $97,190.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $97,936.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $105,211.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $109,807.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $91,689.10. The highest paid Contractor made $222,315 in 2010.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 10,651
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 258
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 113
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 111
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 98
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 91
ES - Senior Executive Service 65
ZA - Administrative 58
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 53
FO - Foreign Service Officers 35
CG - Corporate Graded 34
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 33
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 30
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 27
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 23
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 21
PG - Printing Office Grades 21
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 14
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 12
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 12
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 7
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 5
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 5
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 5
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 3
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 2
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 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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