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Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $92,541.27* *Based on the 2013 average.
12,987 EMPLOYEES
$1.2B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 23rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 12,987 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $71,813.

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 2,054 $71,813.25
Federal Acquisition Service 853 $94,231.28
Public Buildings Service 629 $89,853.96
Department of Energy 585 $103,097.23
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 469 $92,771.70
National Institutes of Health 438 $98,053.44
U.S. Coast Guard 353 $90,741.77
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 317 $75,031.68
Agency for International Development 306 $97,620.10
Environmental Protection Agency 288 $102,394.36
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 288 $108,032.52
Internal Revenue Service 283 $111,097.48
Forest Service 276 $82,586.91
Federal Aviation Administration 271 $95,323.08
National Park Service 244 $80,576.29
Department of State 213 $103,852.66
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 174 $92,165.60
Goddard Space Flight Center 171 $103,223.54
Federal Emergency Management Agency 165 $98,785.36
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 161 $105,993.83
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 158 $96,048.46
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 144 $106,231.64
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 129 $106,625.24
Bureau of Reclamation 121 $75,737.00
Transportation Security Administration 115 $103,381.09
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 114 $84,526.46
Food and Drug Administration 104 $95,671.47
Indian Health Service 104 $79,958.64
Natural Resources Conservation Service 97 $71,926.85
Bureau of Land Management 94 $72,969.17
Program Support Center 90 $93,562.91
John F. Kennedy Space Center 89 $94,902.73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 88 $80,536.70
Social Security Administration 87 $101,399.55
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 85 $94,423.26
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 85 $106,192.49
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 85 $96,415.96
Federal Bureau of Investigation 78 $107,577.27
Geological Survey 75 $85,249.92
Small Business Administration 74 $103,000.58
Bureau of the Public Debt 71 $67,969.82
Headquarters, Nasa 70 $120,018.56
National Protection and Programs Directorate 69 $99,466.71
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 68 $108,915.43
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 58 $83,369.07
Federal Highway Administration 53 $93,706.17
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 52 $101,534.98
Veterans Benefits Administration 52 $78,904.12
Indian Affairs 51 $83,836.59
Federal Student Aid 51 $109,771.04
National Institute of Standards and Technology 51 $100,579.86
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 51 $103,292.71
Ames Research Center 50 $107,762.88
Langley Research Center 48 $103,477.48
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 48 $109,466.71
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 47 $103,848.53
Agricultural Research Service 46 $88,055.78
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 43 $91,063.35
Offices, Boards and Divisions 42 $122,767.93
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 41 $91,109.49
Rural Housing Service 38 $83,481.11
Farm Service Agency 38 $81,179.03
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 37 $154,828.38
Departmental Administration 36 $109,336.69
U.S. Mint 35 $92,768.14
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 35 $89,500.51
Securities and Exchange Commission 34 $132,383.76
Office of Personnel Management 33 $98,671.94
Health Resources and Services Administration 32 $104,792.25
Bureau of the Census 32 $90,585.28
Employment and Training Administration 31 $110,474.61
U.S. Marshals Service 29 $108,003.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 29 $135,446.41
Office of Administrative Services 28 $112,802.89
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 27 $76,709.52
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 26 $96,634.38
Maritime Administration 26 $101,917.77
National Cemetery Administration 25 $93,943.48
John C. Stennis Space Center 25 $97,840.16
Patent and Trademark Office 25 $111,994.64
Drug Enforcement Administration 25 $103,952.32
National Science Foundation 24 $121,429.33
Broadcasting Board of Governors 22 $99,727.64
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 22 $102,783.50
Office of Comptroller of Currency 20 $117,986.80
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 19 $112,113.74
Dryden Flight Research Center 19 $104,174.95
U.S. Secret Service 18 $107,039.94
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $91,189.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 18 $116,223.28
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 18 $113,191.50
Government Printing Office 18 $99,594.33
Agricultural Marketing Service 17 $82,466.59
National Archives and Records Administration 16 $102,932.25
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 16 $93,841.25
Office of Secretary of Transportation 15 $119,440.07
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 15 $98,983.67
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 15 $93,186.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $107,727.27
Food and Nutrition Service 14 $93,788.07
Millennium Challenge Corporation 14 $134,089.93
Federal Railroad Administration 13 $98,946.00
Federal Transit Administration 13 $93,635.15
Food Safety and Inspection Service 13 $105,450.08
Bureau of Labor Statistics 13 $93,915.08
Mine Safety and Health Administration 12 $88,764.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 12 $98,313.08
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 12 $102,023.50
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 11 $0.00
Office of Justice Programs 11 $101,814.27
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $88,641.70
Peace Corps 10 $84,447.10
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 10 $90,089.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 9 $163,297.11
Consumer Product Safety Commission 8 $117,001.50
Financial Management Service 8 $126,715.63
Office of Administration 8 $126,445.75
Federal Communications Commission 8 $113,259.38
National Labor Relations Board 7 $107,697.14
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 7 $120,430.71
Office of the Director 7 $104,347.71
Office of Management and Budget 7 $122,475.71
Federal Trade Commission 6 $109,508.17
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 6 $45,349.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 6 $83,681.67
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 6 $114,428.33
National Gallery of Art 6 $123,746.33
National Transportation Safety Board 6 $99,039.67
U.S. International Trade Commission 6 $97,468.00
Railroad Retirement Board 6 $94,069.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 6 $126,047.67
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 6 $123,774.83
Departmental Offices 5 $107,756.20
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 5 $93,354.60
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 5 $159,956.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $90,160.50
Pretrial Services Agency 4 $94,376.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $85,417.75
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $99,442.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $72,464.67
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 3 $120,589.67
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $108,382.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $113,558.67
Presidio Trust 3 $96,296.67
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $121,864.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 3 $101,737.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $131,105.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 2 $97,936.00
Federal Election Commission 2 $78,073.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $106,839.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $113,304.50
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 2 $128,579.50
Trade and Development Agency 2 $90,041.50
Office of Small Business Utilization 2 $107,822.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $102,551.50
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $102,046.50
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2 $100,561.50
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $93,785.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $111,192.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $126,416.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $94,968.50
National Credit Union Administration 2 $95,760.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $89,033.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $105,211.00
National Assessment Governing Board 1 $89,033.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $70,794.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $93,874.00
Selective Service System 1 $97,333.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $126,251.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $115,731.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $89,033.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $129,758.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $84,863.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $136,771.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $109,807.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $103,872.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $126,251.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $98,187.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 1 $100,904.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $109,700.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $94,969.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $92,541.27. The highest paid Contractor made $219,330 in 2013.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 11,752
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 271
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 126
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 118
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 114
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 111
ES - Senior Executive Service 74
ZA - Administrative 66
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 52
FO - Foreign Service Officers 44
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 39
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 34
CG - Corporate Graded 33
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 21
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 20
PG - Printing Office Grades 18
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 14
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 13
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 12
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 11
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 9
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 9
SL - Senior Level Positions 5
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 5
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 4
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 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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