Electrical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Electrical Engineer"

How much does an Electrical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $87,789.18* *Based on the 2004 average.

Electrical Engineer was the 138th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 1,420 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Engineering, with an average salary of $86,485.

Government Electrical Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Electrical Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. 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

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired an Electrical Engineer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Department of Energy 437 $86,484.87
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 168 $94,697.46
Bureau of Reclamation 111 $75,024.22
Federal Aviation Administration 90 $87,024.58
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 68 $91,207.22
Public Buildings Service 50 $82,307.94
John F. Kennedy Space Center 43 $80,411.49
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 39 $93,381.67
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 32 $110,399.97
U.S. Coast Guard 32 $79,940.69
Rural Utilities Service 32 $89,568.59
Goddard Space Flight Center 31 $101,245.65
Veterans Health Administration 29 $70,851.93
Mine Safety and Health Administration 29 $79,997.58
Department of State 21 $104,105.29
Food and Drug Administration 21 $96,035.38
National Institute of Standards and Technology 20 $98,842.70
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 17 $83,838.88
John C. Stennis Space Center 15 $79,105.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 12 $87,593.58
Ames Research Center 11 $104,367.45
Langley Research Center 10 $88,414.30
National Institutes of Health 9 $102,389.89
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $92,843.13
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $89,846.14
Indian Affairs 7 $77,183.29
Internal Revenue Service 6 $92,999.50
National Park Service 6 $77,534.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6 $87,688.17
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $89,615.20
Social Security Administration 4 $88,934.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $92,154.25
U.S. Mint 3 $64,275.33
Agricultural Research Service 3 $81,446.67
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 3 $90,748.67
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $92,822.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $76,424.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $72,616.50
National Science Foundation 2 $128,195.50
Forest Service 2 $74,632.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $94,404.50
Federal Supply Service 2 $83,773.50
Indian Health Service 1 $94,143.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $110,775.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $108,200.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $81,390.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $73,619.00
Departmental Administration 1 $91,656.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $88,935.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $86,531.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $62,905.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $110,775.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $74,512.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $81,723.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $107,437.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $81,723.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $31,302.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $88,329.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $93,732.00

Electrical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $87,789.18. The highest paid Electrical Engineer made $174,994 in 2004.

Common Electrical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,245
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 86
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 33
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 22
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 13
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 4
EG - Consultant (other) 2
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,567.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Electrical Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Hydrologic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
StatisticsProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Public AffairsAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Criminal InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Materials EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Electrical Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for an Electrical Engineer was $87,789. Since then, the average pay has increased to $110,572 in 2018.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0850.

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