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Electrical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Electrical Engineer"

How much does an Electrical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $100,250.85* *Based on the 2008 average.

Electrical Engineer was the 141st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 1,377 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Engineering, with an average salary of $99,522.

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 447 $99,521.59
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 130 $106,572.17
Bureau of Reclamation 101 $81,923.09
Federal Aviation Administration 95 $98,234.97
Public Buildings Service 46 $94,318.76
John F. Kennedy Space Center 45 $89,156.87
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 44 $106,886.59
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 44 $121,009.39
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 43 $107,145.35
Veterans Health Administration 36 $86,762.42
U.S. Coast Guard 35 $88,231.40
National Institute of Standards and Technology 30 $108,944.37
Goddard Space Flight Center 29 $116,231.38
Mine Safety and Health Administration 25 $86,785.44
Rural Utilities Service 24 $108,578.71
Department of State 24 $119,493.50
National Institutes of Health 19 $105,192.79
Food and Drug Administration 17 $115,609.53
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 14 $89,252.93
John C. Stennis Space Center 13 $94,389.77
Ames Research Center 11 $120,453.45
Consumer Product Safety Commission 10 $106,840.90
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $104,803.80
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $103,348.22
Langley Research Center 8 $112,883.25
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6 $95,486.00
Indian Affairs 6 $81,614.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 6 $94,576.33
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $106,794.20
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $108,361.40
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $110,497.00
Social Security Administration 4 $104,522.00
National Park Service 4 $92,122.75
National Science Foundation 3 $155,049.67
Internal Revenue Service 3 $104,530.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $108,295.50
Bureau of Land Management 2 $94,690.50
Forest Service 2 $85,903.00
U.S. Mint 1 $78,702.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $129,150.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $121,439.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $56,544.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $103,851.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $107,836.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $138,471.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $91,259.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $117,839.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $94,025.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $86,919.00
Indian Health Service 1 $87,658.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $102,323.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $68,136.00
Departmental Administration 1 $118,141.00

Electrical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $100,250.85. The highest paid Electrical Engineer made $198,617 in 2008.

Common Electrical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,161
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 91
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 43
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 36
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 12
SL - Senior Level Positions 6
ES - Senior Executive Service 6
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 5
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 4
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 3
EG - Consultant (other) 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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
HydrologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Computer ScienceProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Language ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Import ComplianceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Construction Control TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Electrical Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Electrical Engineer was $87,789. Since then, the average pay has increased to $118,253 in 2019.

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 0850.

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