Electrical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Electrical Engineer"

How much does an Electrical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $90,842.37* *Based on the 2005 average.

Electrical Engineer was the 142nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 1,391 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Engineering, with an average salary of $90,608.

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 426 $90,608.35
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 154 $98,090.88
Bureau of Reclamation 116 $76,373.23
Federal Aviation Administration 96 $89,931.25
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 54 $95,244.11
Public Buildings Service 50 $84,969.08
John F. Kennedy Space Center 46 $83,230.93
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 41 $98,655.12
U.S. Coast Guard 33 $81,124.18
Veterans Health Administration 32 $70,677.79
Goddard Space Flight Center 32 $105,599.53
Rural Utilities Service 28 $92,684.93
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 28 $115,008.18
Mine Safety and Health Administration 28 $79,423.71
Department of State 27 $104,752.15
National Institute of Standards and Technology 22 $102,851.45
Food and Drug Administration 19 $98,602.37
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 17 $84,655.71
John C. Stennis Space Center 15 $83,373.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 11 $93,982.91
Ames Research Center 10 $109,268.20
Langley Research Center 9 $96,937.67
Environmental Protection Agency 9 $91,223.11
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 7 $85,809.43
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $96,600.14
Internal Revenue Service 7 $95,412.71
National Institutes of Health 7 $115,752.43
Indian Affairs 6 $78,927.83
National Park Service 5 $82,165.40
Social Security Administration 4 $92,228.25
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $97,707.00
U.S. Mint 3 $68,703.33
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $95,866.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 3 $94,785.00
Agricultural Research Service 2 $71,787.00
Forest Service 2 $78,209.50
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $89,288.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $97,866.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $81,555.50
Federal Supply Service 2 $84,466.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $33,318.50
Bureau of Land Management 2 $78,986.00
National Science Foundation 2 $133,403.00
Indian Health Service 1 $69,501.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $112,751.00
Departmental Administration 1 $97,206.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $97,213.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $89,736.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $78,720.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $87,244.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $100,152.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $100,152.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $97,206.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $84,039.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $112,506.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $91,315.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $93,978.00

Electrical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $90,842.37. The highest paid Electrical Engineer made $182,956 in 2005.

Common Electrical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,207
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 92
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 30
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 25
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 11
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 2
EG - Consultant (other) 2
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 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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