Electrical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Electrical Engineer"

How much does an Electrical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $104,014.31* *Based on the 2011 average.

Electrical Engineer was the 135th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 1,545 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Engineering, with an average salary of $100,552.

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 436 $100,551.50
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 133 $105,940.08
Bureau of Reclamation 127 $83,307.76
Federal Aviation Administration 105 $100,031.37
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 100 $117,058.47
Public Buildings Service 54 $98,068.28
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 52 $113,663.10
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 42 $114,106.14
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 42 $125,405.79
John F. Kennedy Space Center 40 $99,836.05
U.S. Coast Guard 39 $95,365.85
Mine Safety and Health Administration 33 $85,471.94
Goddard Space Flight Center 31 $119,354.71
National Institute of Standards and Technology 29 $119,035.72
Rural Utilities Service 25 $113,518.36
National Institutes of Health 24 $112,661.42
Department of State 23 $125,682.70
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 19 $95,099.37
Food and Drug Administration 18 $124,761.65
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 17 $98,014.94
John C. Stennis Space Center 17 $101,366.00
Veterans Health Administration 12 $84,078.67
Environmental Protection Agency 11 $107,595.27
Langley Research Center 10 $112,029.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $112,934.56
Ames Research Center 8 $135,418.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $117,850.13
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 7 $104,743.14
Federal Bureau of Investigation 6 $114,421.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $110,582.80
National Science Foundation 4 $165,103.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $111,155.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $127,264.00
Agency for International Development 3 $100,029.33
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 3 $95,470.67
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 3 $131,352.67
Agricultural Research Service 3 $72,092.67
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $96,522.33
Internal Revenue Service 3 $105,447.00
Indian Affairs 3 $103,165.33
Social Security Administration 3 $108,817.67
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $119,523.00
Departmental Administration 2 $141,819.50
Forest Service 2 $93,989.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $109,943.50
National Park Service 2 $96,190.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $112,398.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $97,685.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $113,977.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $73,848.00
Geological Survey 1 $44,176.00
Government Printing Office 1 $92,051.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $114,074.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $89,033.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $124,944.00
Indian Health Service 1 $98,946.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $105,211.00
Maritime Administration 1 $63,066.00
U.S. Mint 1 $87,120.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $133,264.00

Electrical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $104,014.31. The highest paid Electrical Engineer made $200,000 in 2011.

Common Electrical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,320
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 99
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 41
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 33
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 12
ES - Senior Executive Service 7
SL - Senior Level Positions 6
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 6
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 3
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 3
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
ED - Expert (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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