Contractor - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Contractor"

How much does a Contractor in the federal government get paid? $100,848.32* *Based on the 2017 average.
12,638 EMPLOYEES
$1.27B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Contractor was the 27th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 12,638 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Contracting, with an average salary of $79,564.

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 1,828 $79,563.96
Federal Acquisition Service 966 $103,668.18
Public Buildings Service 677 $95,341.57
Department of Energy 601 $108,610.79
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 457 $98,904.04
National Institutes of Health 441 $106,430.60
Agency for International Development 294 $112,128.54
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 278 $79,827.06
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 270 $83,097.71
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 269 $111,733.67
Forest Service 267 $90,419.46
Environmental Protection Agency 257 $110,162.16
Federal Aviation Administration 247 $111,118.89
National Park Service 233 $86,662.95
Department of State 223 $118,092.44
Internal Revenue Service 219 $120,552.72
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 188 $103,307.18
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 170 $99,958.20
Goddard Space Flight Center 160 $112,785.34
Federal Emergency Management Agency 158 $109,301.21
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 153 $104,784.07
Bureau of Reclamation 138 $82,995.41
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 136 $119,493.75
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 131 $114,909.38
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 120 $113,732.46
Indian Health Service 120 $83,683.83
Transportation Security Administration 115 $119,294.29
Food and Drug Administration 102 $104,261.75
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 98 $101,360.13
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 91 $111,634.15
Bureau of Land Management 89 $82,342.82
Federal Bureau of Investigation 88 $93,416.03
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 85 $90,906.52
John F. Kennedy Space Center 81 $103,547.68
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 81 $103,068.47
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 78 $74,089.01
Headquarters, Nasa 78 $121,660.63
Geological Survey 71 $92,844.31
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 71 $83,322.92
Social Security Administration 70 $111,764.69
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 68 $117,647.93
Federal Student Aid 67 $115,033.54
National Protection and Programs Directorate 67 $102,495.01
Small Business Administration 62 $111,929.71
National Institute of Standards and Technology 62 $115,326.71
Federal Highway Administration 61 $101,212.25
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 59 $111,262.25
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 57 $112,514.91
Agricultural Research Service 53 $94,479.75
Securities and Exchange Commission 50 $153,145.80
Program Support Center 49 $106,291.37
Departmental Administration 48 $116,483.77
Indian Affairs 47 $88,835.94
Office of Personnel Management 46 $111,727.35
Rural Housing Service 43 $88,747.47
Langley Research Center 42 $106,611.52
Offices, Boards and Divisions 41 $128,123.95
Veterans Benefits Administration 41 $90,003.07
U.S. Marshals Service 39 $103,418.46
Employment and Training Administration 39 $118,697.90
Office of Secretary of Transportation 39 $117,138.92
Ames Research Center 39 $120,871.90
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 38 $96,166.16
National Cemetery Administration 36 $101,548.28
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 36 $97,509.78
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 35 $124,583.54
Patent and Trademark Office 34 $118,029.35
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 34 $98,857.97
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 33 $123,839.27
Bureau of the Census 33 $98,568.24
Office of Governmentwide Policy 32 $140,603.19
Farm Service Agency 31 $92,118.32
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 31 $173,815.19
Natural Resources Conservation Service 30 $86,661.73
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 30 $54,054.15
Health Resources and Services Administration 29 $121,783.24
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 27 $113,932.11
U.S. Mint 26 $94,667.95
John C. Stennis Space Center 24 $97,559.58
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 24 $90,442.21
National Science Foundation 22 $130,202.27
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 22 $129,003.14
Maritime Administration 22 $104,515.18
Office of Comptroller of Currency 22 $130,020.86
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 20 $134,493.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 20 $107,776.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 20 $109,247.90
Agricultural Marketing Service 20 $97,172.40
Office of Administrative Services 18 $107,544.06
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 17 $111,396.35
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 17 $100,335.59
Broadcasting Board of Governors 16 $107,772.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 16 $140,632.75
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 15 $0.00
Peace Corps 15 $116,332.67
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 15 $116,384.27
U.S. Coast Guard 15 $92,856.47
National Archives and Records Administration 15 $114,256.93
Bureau of Labor Statistics 15 $101,430.27
Office of Justice Programs 14 $87,358.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 14 $108,666.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 13 $102,389.77
Government Printing Office 13 $109,175.38
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 13 $112,189.38
Food and Nutrition Service 12 $111,859.75
U.S. Secret Service 12 $123,001.67
Federal Railroad Administration 11 $113,061.55
Federal Transit Administration 11 $120,764.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 11 $113,727.27
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 11 $111,196.18
Corporation for National and Community Service 10 $97,907.20
Office of Administration 10 $126,154.70
Federal Communications Commission 10 $124,716.70
Food Safety and Inspection Service 10 $107,428.60
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $111,353.67
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 9 $110,981.89
National Credit Union Administration 8 $156,914.38
Departmental Offices 8 $142,408.25
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 8 $106,443.25
Federal Housing Finance Agency 8 $181,487.38
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 8 $141,166.38
Export-Import Bank of the United States 7 $119,563.86
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7 $126,519.86
Office of Management and Budget 7 $145,760.14
Railroad Retirement Board 7 $105,424.43
National Gallery of Art 7 $140,595.86
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $112,912.14
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 6 $88,201.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 5 $105,707.80
National Labor Relations Board 5 $130,906.80
Pretrial Services Agency 5 $109,241.20
Office of the Director 5 $115,683.40
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 5 $177,377.80
U.S. International Trade Commission 5 $99,806.20
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $113,318.20
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 $65,202.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 4 $125,423.75
Federal Trade Commission 4 $122,855.25
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 4 $128,818.25
Executive Office for Immigration Review 4 $114,868.75
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $130,180.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 3 $136,723.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $127,714.67
Federal Election Commission 3 $91,626.00
Trade and Development Agency 3 $116,131.00
Presidio Trust 3 $101,519.00
Office of Small Business Utilization 3 $116,524.67
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $85,123.00
Administration for Children and Families 3 $118,452.33
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 3 $106,006.33
Wage and Hour Division 2 $109,015.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $104,299.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 2 $130,679.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $106,326.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $97,956.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $115,428.50
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 2 $107,916.00
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $119,350.50
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $108,328.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $104,129.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $111,748.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $109,818.50
Selective Service System 2 $78,785.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $87,268.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $121,449.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $127,458.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $140,552.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $79,720.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $141,894.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $131,833.00
Commission on Civil Rights 1 $84,243.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $82,027.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $130,692.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 1 $138,510.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $111,360.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $145,629.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $123,234.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $138,160.00
National Assessment Governing Board 1 $104,275.00
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 1 $90,350.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $133,374.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $123,000.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $82,377.00
Federal Maritime Commission 1 $113,755.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $145,945.00

Contractor Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Contractor is $100,848.32. The highest paid Contractor made $240,100 in 2017.

Common Contractor Payscales

Payscale Number of Contracting Employees
GS - General Schedule 11,385
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 247
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 112
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 107
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 99
FO - Foreign Service Officers 86
ZA - Administrative 84
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 82
ES - Senior Executive Service 79
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 50
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 45
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 36
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 34
CG - Corporate Graded 27
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 24
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 22
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 20
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 16
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 15
PG - Printing Office Grades 13
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 10
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 10
CU - Credit Union Employees 8
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
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 3
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2
IT - 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

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The series code of this occupation is 1102.

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