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Electrical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Electrical Engineer"

How much does an Electrical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $102,806.95* *Based on the 2009 average.

Electrical Engineer was the 142nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 1,412 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Engineering, with an average salary of $102,147.

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 445 $102,146.59
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 134 $109,076.30
Bureau of Reclamation 110 $83,461.88
Federal Aviation Administration 101 $97,167.80
Public Buildings Service 48 $98,837.46
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 48 $123,523.67
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 45 $110,600.60
John F. Kennedy Space Center 44 $92,371.23
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 42 $110,800.62
U.S. Coast Guard 36 $92,636.69
Veterans Health Administration 33 $91,125.24
Mine Safety and Health Administration 32 $85,253.56
National Institute of Standards and Technology 29 $113,607.07
Goddard Space Flight Center 29 $120,094.45
Rural Utilities Service 27 $109,252.93
Department of State 23 $125,732.91
National Institutes of Health 23 $107,126.48
Food and Drug Administration 18 $113,463.06
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 15 $93,349.67
John C. Stennis Space Center 13 $99,447.38
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $109,553.20
Ames Research Center 10 $132,985.70
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $113,230.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $109,385.78
Federal Bureau of Investigation 7 $99,316.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 6 $102,445.67
Indian Affairs 6 $87,773.17
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6 $100,943.17
Langley Research Center 6 $117,547.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $117,963.20
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $112,307.80
Social Security Administration 5 $106,252.20
National Science Foundation 4 $162,318.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $66,238.00
National Park Service 3 $96,209.33
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $91,030.50
Forest Service 2 $90,340.50
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $136,927.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $107,246.50
Bureau of Land Management 2 $96,945.50
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $112,624.50
Departmental Administration 1 $123,967.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $70,926.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $107,211.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $98,518.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $118,419.00
U.S. Mint 1 $80,610.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $123,269.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $134,497.00
Indian Health Service 1 $94,036.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $100,018.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $123,519.00

Electrical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $102,806.95. The highest paid Electrical Engineer made $200,000 in 2009.

Common Electrical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,184
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 96
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 50
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 35
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 13
SL - Senior Level Positions 7
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 5
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 5
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 1
SN - Senior Level System 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 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Electrical Engineer was $87,789. Since then, the average pay has increased to $120,717 in 2020.

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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