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Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $91,974.05* *Based on the 2011 average.
12,407 EMPLOYEES
$1.14B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 24th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 12,407 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $72,353.

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 1,541 $72,353.34
Federal Acquisition Service 888 $91,308.62
Public Buildings Service 658 $88,692.67
Department of Energy 641 $101,838.16
National Institutes of Health 404 $97,055.92
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 394 $88,882.40
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 347 $97,914.46
U.S. Coast Guard 334 $90,462.22
Environmental Protection Agency 327 $98,758.19
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 321 $74,252.83
Forest Service 298 $83,415.94
Agency for International Development 293 $96,311.96
National Park Service 284 $81,402.41
Federal Aviation Administration 284 $94,656.50
Internal Revenue Service 271 $109,954.79
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 183 $101,253.19
Department of State 177 $104,120.94
Goddard Space Flight Center 168 $100,063.71
Federal Emergency Management Agency 165 $93,263.71
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 155 $103,626.87
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 146 $93,194.33
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 139 $91,489.24
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 131 $105,539.84
Bureau of Reclamation 107 $77,575.75
Indian Health Service 103 $80,287.81
Transportation Security Administration 100 $103,252.79
Bureau of Land Management 97 $72,169.81
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 96 $79,185.03
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 96 $103,843.25
Natural Resources Conservation Service 94 $72,912.34
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 94 $96,177.56
Social Security Administration 94 $97,241.04
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 94 $94,770.34
John F. Kennedy Space Center 89 $92,455.74
Food and Drug Administration 88 $93,194.74
Small Business Administration 86 $103,114.69
Program Support Center 83 $86,554.86
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 82 $98,225.38
Federal Bureau of Investigation 81 $99,706.52
Headquarters, Nasa 76 $115,361.83
Geological Survey 74 $88,175.62
National Protection and Programs Directorate 72 $96,001.06
Bureau of the Public Debt 63 $68,881.44
Agricultural Research Service 53 $92,824.11
Indian Affairs 52 $82,206.15
Langley Research Center 52 $98,654.79
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 51 $102,034.04
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 50 $104,289.69
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 49 $109,249.35
Federal Highway Administration 49 $95,772.43
Offices, Boards and Divisions 47 $118,273.51
Rural Housing Service 47 $82,904.15
National Institute of Standards and Technology 46 $90,757.11
Ames Research Center 45 $108,582.98
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 44 $100,442.34
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 44 $93,829.30
Federal Student Aid 43 $109,714.58
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 43 $75,185.56
Veterans Benefits Administration 42 $74,186.38
Farm Service Agency 42 $82,934.81
Departmental Administration 40 $112,407.55
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 39 $90,014.59
Employment and Training Administration 39 $108,505.74
Securities and Exchange Commission 38 $125,117.39
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 36 $139,034.61
Health Resources and Services Administration 35 $95,938.06
Office of Personnel Management 32 $100,486.31
U.S. Marshals Service 31 $100,509.16
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 31 $91,934.23
U.S. Mint 29 $92,200.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 29 $116,061.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 29 $127,997.03
Bureau of the Census 29 $84,862.21
Maritime Administration 28 $96,806.29
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 27 $101,034.78
U.S. Secret Service 26 $102,964.31
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 26 $73,440.69
John C. Stennis Space Center 25 $90,647.76
Patent and Trademark Office 24 $99,282.25
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 23 $98,826.70
National Cemetery Administration 23 $95,717.17
National Science Foundation 23 $117,372.43
Dryden Flight Research Center 20 $106,226.60
National Archives and Records Administration 20 $103,953.25
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 20 $85,214.05
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 20 $123,237.35
Government Printing Office 20 $99,969.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 19 $95,584.11
Drug Enforcement Administration 19 $101,380.32
Office of Comptroller of Currency 19 $116,938.16
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 16 $107,293.75
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 16 $109,586.94
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 15 $101,977.20
Millennium Challenge Corporation 15 $127,974.87
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $105,148.73
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 15 $96,337.53
Agricultural Marketing Service 13 $77,124.08
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 13 $95,449.54
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 12 $103,590.83
Food Safety and Inspection Service 12 $105,129.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 11 $118,398.36
Food and Nutrition Service 11 $101,308.55
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $99,546.20
Federal Transit Administration 10 $95,484.50
Financial Management Service 10 $119,920.20
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 10 $101,424.50
Office of Justice Programs 10 $99,673.40
Peace Corps 9 $96,346.89
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $114,173.78
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 9 $95,429.22
Office of Administration 8 $120,264.63
Federal Housing Finance Agency 8 $151,241.50
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $105,916.38
Departmental Offices 8 $139,260.25
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $100,788.29
Mine Safety and Health Administration 7 $100,298.14
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7 $117,788.86
Railroad Retirement Board 7 $84,009.86
National Gallery of Art 6 $118,469.67
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $118,625.33
Office of Management and Budget 6 $112,770.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 5 $105,172.20
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 5 $112,300.20
Export-Import Bank of the United States 5 $124,661.60
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 5 $104,553.20
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 5 $113,690.40
Federal Communications Commission 5 $118,098.80
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 5 $853.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $87,069.20
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 5 $88,029.60
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 5 $158,514.40
National Labor Relations Board 4 $112,286.25
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $118,208.00
Office of the Director 4 $98,311.75
Pretrial Services Agency 4 $94,862.75
Federal Trade Commission 4 $109,372.00
Presidio Trust 4 $103,406.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $97,585.75
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $120,111.67
Executive Office for Immigration Review 3 $97,416.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 3 $111,517.67
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 3 $100,961.67
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $111,737.67
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 3 $128,346.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $94,280.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 3 $120,253.33
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 3 $87,051.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 3 $94,652.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $97,291.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $147,775.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $94,173.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $101,304.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $127,666.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $86,812.00
Wage and Hour Division 2 $83,436.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $85,421.50
Federal Election Commission 2 $94,929.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $111,941.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $77,751.50
Trade and Development Agency 2 $83,839.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $111,328.50
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $123,744.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $94,837.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $134,373.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $109,367.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $89,033.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $112,224.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $109,807.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $95,959.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $85,945.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $107,000.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 1 $126,251.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $90,147.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $151,398.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $68,712.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $155,500.00
Selective Service System 1 $97,483.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $106,839.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $115,731.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $91,974.05. The highest paid Contractor made $208,525 in 2011.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 11,183
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 262
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 118
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 109
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 100
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 99
ES - Senior Executive Service 70
ZA - Administrative 64
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 54
FO - Foreign Service Officers 46
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 38
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 37
CG - Corporate Graded 33
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 31
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 22
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 20
PG - Printing Office Grades 20
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 19
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 15
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 12
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 9
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 8
SL - Senior Level Positions 5
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 5
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 5
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 3
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 3
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 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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