Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $97,832.23* *Based on the 2016 average.
12,717 EMPLOYEES
$1.24B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 26th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 12,717 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $77,725.

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 1,984 $77,725.13
Federal Acquisition Service 941 $99,614.77
Public Buildings Service 691 $92,368.48
Department of Energy 624 $106,144.35
National Institutes of Health 471 $102,277.86
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 469 $96,511.12
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 308 $76,558.78
Agency for International Development 305 $106,213.83
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 277 $109,780.05
Forest Service 273 $88,194.42
Environmental Protection Agency 260 $108,790.89
Federal Aviation Administration 254 $106,692.92
National Park Service 248 $84,431.79
Internal Revenue Service 235 $116,841.48
Department of State 231 $111,444.12
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 182 $102,486.35
Goddard Space Flight Center 161 $110,103.71
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 159 $100,685.57
Federal Emergency Management Agency 154 $105,705.32
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 150 $114,953.29
Bureau of Reclamation 139 $79,360.05
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 132 $111,605.03
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 122 $110,721.85
Transportation Security Administration 119 $112,860.97
Indian Health Service 118 $83,961.23
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 103 $96,646.27
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 101 $101,381.19
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 100 $70,977.30
Bureau of Land Management 95 $79,786.82
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 90 $85,810.80
Food and Drug Administration 90 $101,625.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 86 $100,062.23
John F. Kennedy Space Center 86 $97,053.72
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 82 $72,294.62
Social Security Administration 80 $104,590.88
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 80 $113,275.04
Federal Bureau of Investigation 78 $112,036.22
Headquarters, Nasa 76 $118,626.58
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 73 $112,503.11
Geological Survey 72 $88,778.36
Small Business Administration 69 $109,122.83
Federal Student Aid 69 $114,099.13
National Institute of Standards and Technology 65 $107,468.52
National Protection and Programs Directorate 61 $103,496.36
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 59 $87,145.27
Federal Highway Administration 57 $95,615.63
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 56 $107,191.96
Agricultural Research Service 54 $90,029.96
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 53 $105,275.17
Indian Affairs 50 $85,224.34
Securities and Exchange Commission 47 $146,010.38
Ames Research Center 47 $116,810.19
Departmental Administration 46 $113,056.80
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 46 $118,135.20
Office of Secretary of Transportation 44 $110,575.61
Program Support Center 44 $101,308.14
Veterans Benefits Administration 42 $87,119.17
Office of Personnel Management 42 $107,293.83
Offices, Boards and Divisions 41 $123,464.24
Rural Housing Service 40 $85,205.43
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 37 $165,425.38
Langley Research Center 37 $108,508.24
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 37 $92,997.57
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 37 $95,600.14
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 35 $121,950.34
U.S. Marshals Service 35 $111,475.09
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 35 $96,750.31
Patent and Trademark Office 34 $111,159.35
Employment and Training Administration 34 $116,312.85
Natural Resources Conservation Service 33 $81,790.61
Farm Service Agency 32 $90,814.47
Office of Governmentwide Policy 32 $136,903.81
Health Resources and Services Administration 31 $114,267.06
Bureau of the Census 31 $100,368.71
National Cemetery Administration 30 $94,444.17
U.S. Mint 28 $101,475.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 27 $106,639.85
Maritime Administration 27 $99,771.26
John C. Stennis Space Center 26 $98,457.85
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 25 $86,106.44
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 25 $87,147.44
National Science Foundation 23 $126,303.70
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 22 $121,309.05
Office of Administrative Services 20 $105,159.10
Agricultural Marketing Service 20 $94,385.35
Broadcasting Board of Governors 19 $105,195.95
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 18 $97,946.17
Government Printing Office 18 $104,032.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 17 $113,918.06
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 17 $124,546.88
Peace Corps 17 $110,400.59
Millennium Challenge Corporation 16 $133,445.06
Dryden Flight Research Center 16 $113,993.88
National Archives and Records Administration 16 $107,833.56
Office of Comptroller of Currency 16 $123,341.25
Office of Justice Programs 15 $93,904.80
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 15 $98,104.80
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 15 $110,892.53
Drug Enforcement Administration 14 $118,364.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 14 $101,189.36
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 14 $101,839.79
Mine Safety and Health Administration 14 $97,439.14
U.S. Secret Service 14 $114,610.36
Food and Nutrition Service 13 $109,877.08
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 12 $500.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 12 $103,871.33
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 11 $115,092.36
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 10 $112,229.70
Federal Communications Commission 10 $125,054.80
Federal Railroad Administration 10 $104,265.80
Office of Administration 10 $120,750.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 10 $106,126.90
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $106,706.89
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 9 $104,203.33
Federal Transit Administration 9 $118,801.44
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $102,819.88
Federal Housing Finance Agency 8 $176,059.38
Departmental Offices 7 $136,288.29
Office of Management and Budget 7 $139,836.29
Federal Trade Commission 7 $105,641.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 7 $113,384.86
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7 $126,046.86
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 6 $106,309.00
Railroad Retirement Board 6 $100,034.17
U.S. Coast Guard 6 $112,327.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 6 $114,473.17
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 6 $157,648.67
National Gallery of Art 6 $143,937.67
U.S. International Trade Commission 6 $93,597.17
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 6 $75,349.50
Pretrial Services Agency 5 $99,965.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $113,607.80
Office of the Director 5 $110,082.00
National Labor Relations Board 5 $126,049.40
Technology Transformation Service 5 $116,879.20
National Credit Union Administration 4 $151,244.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 4 $108,195.75
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 4 $106,083.25
Office of Small Business Utilization 4 $113,544.75
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 3 $62,850.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 3 $116,339.33
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $122,883.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 3 $100,931.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $160,300.00
Trade and Development Agency 3 $110,249.00
Federal Election Commission 3 $101,464.67
Wage and Hour Division 3 $114,540.33
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $73,709.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $120,451.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 3 $108,526.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $102,868.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $95,103.50
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $110,535.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $92,145.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 2 $53,435.00
Federal Maritime Commission 2 $117,387.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $72,196.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 2 $103,007.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $116,700.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 2 $139,269.50
Presidio Trust 2 $104,860.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 2 $126,333.50
Administration for Children and Families 2 $102,771.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 2 $127,036.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $106,374.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $108,090.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $79,734.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $77,579.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $104,892.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $90,404.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $127,036.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $134,296.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $120,500.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $87,821.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $53,435.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $141,555.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $134,296.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $129,723.00
Selective Service System 1 $100,736.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $117,472.00
National Assessment Governing Board 1 $95,217.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $102,173.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $130,666.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $126,858.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $97,832.23. The highest paid Contractor made $233,556 in 2016.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 11,471
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 254
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 117
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 115
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 109
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 102
ZA - Administrative 79
ES - Senior Executive Service 75
FO - Foreign Service Officers 60
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 47
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 40
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 37
CG - Corporate Graded 33
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 30
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 21
PG - Printing Office Grades 18
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 16
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 16
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 12
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 11
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 11
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 9
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 6
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
CU - Credit Union Employees 4
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 3
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 2
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 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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