Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $92,101.15* *Based on the 2012 average.
12,768 EMPLOYEES
$1.17B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 25th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 12,768 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $71,537.

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 1,869 $71,536.66
Federal Acquisition Service 873 $93,282.25
Public Buildings Service 646 $89,380.11
Department of Energy 614 $101,143.29
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 433 $92,951.95
National Institutes of Health 429 $97,416.12
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 330 $74,942.43
U.S. Coast Guard 327 $90,836.11
Agency for International Development 314 $96,809.56
Environmental Protection Agency 312 $101,037.45
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 308 $103,091.30
Forest Service 283 $82,619.91
National Park Service 280 $80,189.71
Internal Revenue Service 275 $111,096.08
Federal Aviation Administration 274 $96,273.13
Department of State 196 $103,489.60
Federal Emergency Management Agency 181 $95,344.27
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 179 $87,675.28
Goddard Space Flight Center 168 $101,079.69
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 164 $103,318.22
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 157 $104,024.44
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 157 $93,803.20
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 129 $106,506.18
Bureau of Reclamation 110 $77,818.94
Transportation Security Administration 106 $104,119.41
Indian Health Service 102 $79,359.59
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 97 $106,329.32
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 94 $78,968.51
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 94 $91,388.37
Bureau of Land Management 92 $73,064.92
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 91 $94,840.32
Food and Drug Administration 90 $95,973.48
Natural Resources Conservation Service 87 $73,420.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 86 $95,736.76
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 86 $97,390.45
Social Security Administration 85 $100,697.72
Program Support Center 83 $92,077.23
Small Business Administration 79 $102,352.25
Federal Bureau of Investigation 78 $104,717.55
Geological Survey 74 $83,148.62
Headquarters, Nasa 71 $117,647.54
National Protection and Programs Directorate 68 $97,883.01
Bureau of the Public Debt 68 $68,753.75
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 57 $104,548.39
Indian Affairs 56 $82,329.30
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 52 $101,558.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 52 $76,690.96
Langley Research Center 51 $101,793.84
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 50 $99,758.54
Federal Highway Administration 50 $96,197.08
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 49 $110,877.06
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 48 $80,461.92
Ames Research Center 47 $108,436.81
Farm Service Agency 46 $78,527.52
Offices, Boards and Divisions 46 $123,052.70
National Institute of Standards and Technology 45 $95,666.49
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 44 $91,516.61
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 42 $94,739.79
Departmental Administration 41 $113,571.34
Federal Student Aid 40 $111,471.98
Rural Housing Service 40 $80,873.25
Agricultural Research Service 39 $89,565.77
Employment and Training Administration 38 $106,940.53
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 36 $148,102.50
Office of Personnel Management 35 $97,581.77
Securities and Exchange Commission 35 $132,051.03
Health Resources and Services Administration 34 $101,974.56
Office of Governmentwide Policy 32 $135,293.88
U.S. Mint 31 $95,507.94
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 31 $92,832.87
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 31 $108,155.35
Bureau of the Census 31 $88,823.48
Maritime Administration 29 $99,015.28
U.S. Marshals Service 28 $105,341.71
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 26 $76,650.27
Drug Enforcement Administration 26 $98,359.92
Patent and Trademark Office 25 $107,865.28
National Science Foundation 24 $119,957.42
John C. Stennis Space Center 24 $95,101.79
Broadcasting Board of Governors 23 $94,852.09
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 23 $98,454.74
U.S. Secret Service 21 $104,816.19
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 20 $85,453.10
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 20 $105,211.65
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 19 $107,344.26
Office of Administrative Services 19 $118,371.79
Government Printing Office 18 $101,125.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 18 $107,846.39
Office of Comptroller of Currency 18 $114,039.00
National Archives and Records Administration 17 $103,382.71
National Cemetery Administration 17 $92,316.06
Agricultural Marketing Service 15 $80,728.33
Millennium Challenge Corporation 15 $132,759.53
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $103,192.73
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 15 $92,543.67
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 14 $108,571.14
Office of Secretary of Transportation 14 $119,620.29
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 14 $99,674.93
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 14 $115,858.29
Peace Corps 12 $88,495.58
Food Safety and Inspection Service 12 $107,091.00
Federal Transit Administration 12 $91,545.42
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 11 $95,891.73
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 11 $96,807.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 11 $84,935.82
Financial Management Service 10 $121,040.10
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 10 $102,475.50
Food and Nutrition Service 10 $105,736.20
Bureau of Labor Statistics 10 $84,439.40
Federal Communications Commission 9 $116,268.56
Office of Justice Programs 9 $95,437.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 9 $98,448.22
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $105,581.22
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 9 $95,014.22
Consumer Product Safety Commission 8 $115,880.38
Office of Administration 8 $125,560.50
Departmental Offices 8 $121,260.13
Railroad Retirement Board 7 $88,601.71
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7 $118,310.71
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 7 $5,333.33
Federal Housing Finance Agency 7 $158,534.29
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 7 $111,601.00
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $105,431.43
Export-Import Bank of the United States 6 $124,219.33
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 6 $112,112.83
National Gallery of Art 6 $121,724.83
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 6 $82,489.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 6 $91,522.50
Office of Management and Budget 6 $119,374.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 5 $91,021.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 5 $159,354.20
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 5 $124,248.60
Federal Trade Commission 5 $107,936.00
Office of the Director 4 $102,575.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $98,617.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 4 $88,291.75
National Labor Relations Board 4 $104,855.75
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $119,185.00
Pretrial Services Agency 3 $95,505.67
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $113,558.67
Presidio Trust 3 $93,879.33
Federal Election Commission 3 $82,399.00
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $121,033.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 3 $98,005.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $93,808.67
Trade and Development Agency 3 $115,022.33
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $96,799.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $148,275.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $100,798.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $85,488.00
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $99,180.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $102,551.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $126,941.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $94,968.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 2 $92,001.00
Wage and Hour Division 2 $86,168.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $126,381.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $78,581.50
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $112,681.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $113,489.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $99,045.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 2 $87,845.50
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $116,731.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $96,709.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $107,953.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $107,500.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $126,251.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $92,001.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $134,023.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $70,794.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $92,001.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $89,202.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $106,839.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $123,044.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $62,467.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $105,211.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $112,774.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $79,864.00
Selective Service System 1 $97,533.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $92,101.15. The highest paid Contractor made $207,703 in 2012.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 11,528
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 274
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 125
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 124
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 109
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 104
ES - Senior Executive Service 73
ZA - Administrative 61
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 56
FO - Foreign Service Officers 43
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 42
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 35
CG - Corporate Graded 32
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 28
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 18
PG - Printing Office Grades 18
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 15
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 15
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 12
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 8
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 7
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 7
FE - Senior Foreign Service 5
SL - Senior Level Positions 5
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 5
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 4
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 3
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 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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