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Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $94,408.19* *Based on the 2014 average.
13,073 EMPLOYEES
$1.23B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 31st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 13,073 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $74,183.

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 2,176 $74,183.42
Federal Acquisition Service 877 $97,011.36
Public Buildings Service 641 $91,670.61
Department of Energy 600 $103,149.85
National Institutes of Health 457 $100,365.31
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 453 $96,207.69
U.S. Coast Guard 354 $92,538.86
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 322 $75,924.13
Agency for International Development 298 $96,937.24
Environmental Protection Agency 281 $105,859.49
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 281 $109,066.68
Forest Service 275 $84,936.36
Internal Revenue Service 275 $112,309.67
Federal Aviation Administration 261 $100,291.68
National Park Service 246 $83,793.42
Department of State 217 $105,309.20
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 170 $96,256.56
Goddard Space Flight Center 168 $105,914.87
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 165 $97,616.56
Federal Emergency Management Agency 162 $100,627.88
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 157 $108,440.77
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 132 $110,288.70
Bureau of Reclamation 130 $77,471.22
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 129 $107,284.70
Transportation Security Administration 117 $106,997.13
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 110 $89,764.07
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 105 $91,200.09
Indian Health Service 103 $79,167.83
Food and Drug Administration 100 $99,518.19
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 91 $107,170.70
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 90 $97,165.89
Bureau of Land Management 89 $76,615.26
John F. Kennedy Space Center 87 $96,656.82
Natural Resources Conservation Service 87 $75,497.51
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 85 $82,070.32
Social Security Administration 84 $99,760.06
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 77 $74,580.96
Program Support Center 76 $95,303.57
National Protection and Programs Directorate 71 $97,255.48
Federal Bureau of Investigation 70 $111,546.94
Geological Survey 70 $87,991.19
Headquarters, Nasa 70 $121,765.49
Small Business Administration 67 $105,819.70
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 65 $113,793.85
Federal Highway Administration 58 $95,602.31
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 57 $86,177.46
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 55 $101,018.09
National Institute of Standards and Technology 54 $102,401.80
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 53 $103,572.91
Federal Student Aid 52 $104,698.75
Securities and Exchange Commission 51 $127,940.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 51 $83,687.76
Ames Research Center 50 $109,867.20
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 47 $109,059.36
Indian Affairs 47 $85,675.15
Agricultural Research Service 46 $88,833.46
Langley Research Center 44 $105,169.07
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 44 $113,093.98
Offices, Boards and Divisions 40 $122,200.95
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 39 $93,242.97
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 39 $93,748.69
Rural Housing Service 39 $85,301.36
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 37 $91,494.92
Farm Service Agency 37 $85,242.41
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 36 $158,762.47
U.S. Mint 34 $96,475.59
Departmental Administration 34 $117,189.24
Bureau of the Census 32 $94,271.34
Employment and Training Administration 32 $111,853.22
U.S. Marshals Service 31 $108,554.97
Office of Governmentwide Policy 30 $138,134.07
Health Resources and Services Administration 29 $111,810.41
Patent and Trademark Office 29 $105,551.93
Office of Personnel Management 27 $102,075.15
National Cemetery Administration 27 $96,856.19
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 27 $80,010.70
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 25 $100,847.12
Maritime Administration 25 $99,812.60
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 25 $103,627.40
John C. Stennis Space Center 25 $98,537.88
National Science Foundation 23 $121,793.13
Drug Enforcement Administration 22 $104,925.14
Office of Administrative Services 21 $115,163.24
Office of Comptroller of Currency 21 $116,518.10
U.S. Secret Service 20 $110,431.45
Dryden Flight Research Center 20 $104,260.00
Government Printing Office 19 $103,075.37
Agricultural Marketing Service 19 $86,080.58
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 19 $89,873.63
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 19 $117,848.58
Broadcasting Board of Governors 17 $104,469.35
National Archives and Records Administration 16 $102,608.75
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 16 $121,066.81
Office of Secretary of Transportation 16 $123,182.69
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 15 $101,774.20
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 15 $115,762.33
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 14 $100,330.36
Millennium Challenge Corporation 14 $136,922.36
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 13 $102,039.46
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 13 $95,852.23
Bureau of Labor Statistics 13 $100,213.46
Mine Safety and Health Administration 13 $95,693.92
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 12 $0.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 12 $103,343.08
Federal Transit Administration 12 $94,223.75
Food and Nutrition Service 12 $98,384.33
Food Safety and Inspection Service 12 $111,808.00
Peace Corps 11 $94,990.91
Federal Railroad Administration 11 $95,029.73
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $99,330.30
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 9 $110,847.67
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $108,928.78
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 9 $95,279.00
Office of Administration 9 $128,188.67
Federal Communications Commission 9 $120,336.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 9 $170,467.11
Office of Justice Programs 9 $101,301.11
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 8 $111,367.75
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 8 $53,910.13
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $99,641.75
Departmental Offices 7 $127,481.14
National Labor Relations Board 7 $112,208.86
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 6 $127,234.17
Office of the Director 6 $114,969.83
Office of Management and Budget 6 $123,692.83
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 6 $158,118.67
Railroad Retirement Board 6 $91,636.17
National Gallery of Art 6 $131,067.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 5 $92,553.60
Export-Import Bank of the United States 5 $132,133.00
Federal Trade Commission 5 $102,271.60
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $81,251.20
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 5 $75,120.20
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 4 $101,084.25
Pretrial Services Agency 4 $97,013.25
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 4 $97,610.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $98,751.67
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $125,278.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 3 $107,314.33
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $121,277.67
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 3 $100,799.67
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $111,230.67
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 2 $98,774.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $94,973.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $97,418.00
Federal Election Commission 2 $87,025.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $104,836.50
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $104,836.50
Wage and Hour Division 2 $110,217.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $96,133.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 2 $131,948.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $107,846.00
Trade and Development Agency 2 $101,568.50
National Credit Union Administration 2 $106,153.50
Presidio Trust 2 $97,505.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $97,532.50
Office of Small Business Utilization 2 $107,861.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 2 $106,609.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $82,536.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $114,169.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $127,512.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $109,901.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $85,711.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $65,377.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $127,512.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $112,300.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $106,263.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $129,161.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $112,054.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $126,949.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $92,922.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $113,346.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $127,512.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $73,607.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $98,916.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $65,194.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $99,744.00
Selective Service System 1 $98,305.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $127,512.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $134,595.00
General Services Administration 1 $0.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $138,836.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $93,922.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $99,170.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $94,408.19. The highest paid Contractor made $227,609 in 2014.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 11,865
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 261
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 118
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 117
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 115
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 104
ES - Senior Executive Service 68
ZA - Administrative 66
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 51
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 49
FO - Foreign Service Officers 44
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 41
CG - Corporate Graded 32
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 22
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 21
PG - Printing Office Grades 19
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 14
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 12
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 9
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 9
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 9
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 6
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 4
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 2
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 2
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1

Category: N/A
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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