Electrical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Electrical Engineer"

How much does an Electrical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $104,607.22* *Based on the 2012 average.

Electrical Engineer was the 134th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 1,529 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Engineering, with an average salary of $102,017.

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 437 $102,017.31
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 134 $106,284.93
Bureau of Reclamation 132 $83,902.73
Federal Aviation Administration 115 $98,401.39
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 97 $121,417.63
Public Buildings Service 50 $99,465.10
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 47 $113,946.98
U.S. Coast Guard 38 $97,092.11
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 38 $113,557.13
John F. Kennedy Space Center 37 $100,623.11
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 34 $126,285.65
Mine Safety and Health Administration 34 $81,771.26
Goddard Space Flight Center 30 $120,582.20
National Institute of Standards and Technology 28 $122,300.61
National Institutes of Health 25 $111,173.08
Department of State 23 $127,663.74
Food and Drug Administration 22 $120,602.86
Rural Utilities Service 22 $114,943.32
John C. Stennis Space Center 17 $101,649.06
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 17 $101,065.12
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 16 $94,331.13
Veterans Health Administration 12 $87,270.75
Langley Research Center 10 $114,642.30
Environmental Protection Agency 9 $105,485.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $115,333.11
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $119,202.75
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 8 $98,281.25
Ames Research Center 7 $135,942.71
Federal Bureau of Investigation 7 $110,807.43
National Science Foundation 4 $164,964.25
Dryden Flight Research Center 4 $110,127.25
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $112,244.25
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $128,882.75
Indian Affairs 4 $101,958.25
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $99,919.33
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $121,459.33
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 3 $131,158.33
Agricultural Research Service 3 $74,318.00
Social Security Administration 3 $109,806.67
Internal Revenue Service 3 $106,256.33
Forest Service 2 $92,724.50
Agency for International Development 2 $113,423.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $100,988.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $113,132.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $101,993.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $113,804.50
National Park Service 2 $95,943.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $117,484.00
U.S. Mint 1 $85,963.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $133,614.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $87,815.00
Geological Survey 1 $45,309.00
Government Printing Office 1 $95,569.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $114,050.00
Departmental Administration 1 $138,933.00
Indian Health Service 1 $98,946.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $114,074.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $92,001.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $122,744.00
Maritime Administration 1 $64,880.00

Electrical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $104,607.22. The highest paid Electrical Engineer made $200,000 in 2012.

Common Electrical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,303
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 109
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 33
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 32
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 13
ES - Senior Executive Service 6
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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