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Electrical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Electrical Engineer"

How much does an Electrical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $104,227.02* *Based on the 2010 average.

Electrical Engineer was the 134th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 1,524 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Engineering, with an average salary of $103,628.

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 529 $103,628.41
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 138 $108,890.61
Bureau of Reclamation 122 $82,738.94
Federal Aviation Administration 103 $101,443.96
Public Buildings Service 51 $96,395.10
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 47 $112,476.45
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 41 $124,470.78
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 40 $114,218.40
John F. Kennedy Space Center 39 $98,474.74
U.S. Coast Guard 38 $93,921.55
Mine Safety and Health Administration 34 $86,190.41
Goddard Space Flight Center 30 $120,028.13
National Institute of Standards and Technology 28 $119,244.86
Rural Utilities Service 25 $113,960.32
National Institutes of Health 23 $110,195.43
Department of State 22 $127,608.45
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 21 $98,969.40
Food and Drug Administration 20 $119,478.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 16 $97,509.13
John C. Stennis Space Center 13 $102,306.46
Veterans Health Administration 13 $85,635.85
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $104,580.10
Ames Research Center 9 $135,541.22
Langley Research Center 9 $118,783.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $117,623.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $115,339.13
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 7 $102,743.71
Federal Bureau of Investigation 6 $111,004.00
Social Security Administration 5 $110,620.20
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $122,339.80
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 5 $106,860.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $114,808.40
National Science Foundation 4 $165,314.25
National Park Service 3 $99,037.00
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $99,105.33
Indian Affairs 3 $101,159.67
U.S. Agency for International Development 3 $97,822.33
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 3 $91,561.67
Internal Revenue Service 3 $102,149.67
Agricultural Research Service 3 $70,724.33
Bureau of Land Management 2 $101,900.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $146,455.00
Forest Service 2 $91,603.50
Departmental Administration 2 $137,517.50
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $142,137.50
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $117,960.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $105,247.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $112,224.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $73,079.00
Maritime Administration 1 $63,066.00
U.S. Mint 1 $85,512.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $79,680.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $121,038.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $112,774.00
Indian Health Service 1 $96,036.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $130,108.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $66,165.00
Government Printing Office 1 $89,033.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $126,251.00

Electrical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $104,227.02. The highest paid Electrical Engineer made $200,000 in 2010.

Common Electrical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,300
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 98
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 42
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 33
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 16
SL - Senior Level Positions 7
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 5
ES - Senior Executive Service 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 3
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 2
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 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

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The series code of this occupation is 0850.

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