Electrical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Electrical Engineer"

How much does an Electrical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $105,211.02* *Based on the 2013 average.

Electrical Engineer was the 132nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 1,521 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Engineering, with an average salary of $102,645.

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 449 $102,645.15
Bureau of Reclamation 130 $85,037.55
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 130 $106,173.52
Federal Aviation Administration 117 $98,306.48
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 90 $125,199.27
Public Buildings Service 49 $100,276.92
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 47 $113,733.06
U.S. Coast Guard 40 $98,097.53
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 34 $114,150.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 34 $101,989.79
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 32 $127,004.13
Goddard Space Flight Center 32 $119,067.75
National Institute of Standards and Technology 30 $119,256.37
Mine Safety and Health Administration 29 $81,961.59
Food and Drug Administration 28 $118,246.64
National Institutes of Health 26 $113,336.81
Department of State 23 $129,199.00
Rural Utilities Service 20 $114,227.90
John C. Stennis Space Center 19 $98,396.26
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 19 $98,718.26
Veterans Health Administration 12 $89,754.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 12 $93,787.25
Langley Research Center 9 $113,615.44
Environmental Protection Agency 9 $105,265.22
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $117,281.56
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $118,923.25
Ames Research Center 7 $135,268.43
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 6 $109,945.17
National Science Foundation 5 $164,762.80
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $98,204.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $122,177.40
Dryden Flight Research Center 4 $105,570.25
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $113,143.75
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $122,834.33
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $112,890.67
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 3 $132,551.33
Indian Affairs 3 $97,981.67
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3 $99,731.00
Internal Revenue Service 3 $108,311.33
Agency for International Development 2 $116,733.50
Departmental Administration 2 $136,771.00
Agricultural Research Service 2 $69,059.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $114,116.50
Maritime Administration 2 $70,323.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $113,679.50
National Park Service 2 $97,197.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $119,237.50
Forest Service 2 $91,875.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $136,771.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $90,742.00
Geological Survey 1 $46,442.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $106,330.00
Government Printing Office 1 $98,236.00
Social Security Administration 1 $97,936.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $126,251.00
U.S. Mint 1 $86,855.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $115,742.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $117,042.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $94,969.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $106,839.00

Electrical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $105,211.02. The highest paid Electrical Engineer made $200,000 in 2013.

Common Electrical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,295
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 110
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 34
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 31
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 15
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 7
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
SL - Senior Level Positions 5
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 2
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
SN - Senior Level System 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
EG - Consultant (other) 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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