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Electrical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Electrical Engineer"

How much does an Electrical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $105,984.79* *Based on the 2014 average.

Electrical Engineer was the 164th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 1,506 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Engineering, with an average salary of $102,786.

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 444 $102,785.77
Bureau of Reclamation 140 $82,748.20
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 129 $108,733.69
Federal Aviation Administration 110 $98,060.65
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 88 $129,804.98
Public Buildings Service 51 $101,014.69
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 47 $113,250.21
U.S. Coast Guard 40 $99,714.08
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 37 $112,417.73
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 35 $129,400.43
John F. Kennedy Space Center 34 $103,897.59
Goddard Space Flight Center 32 $119,433.31
National Institute of Standards and Technology 28 $120,139.07
Mine Safety and Health Administration 27 $84,566.41
Food and Drug Administration 26 $121,081.96
National Institutes of Health 25 $117,812.56
Department of State 25 $128,927.52
John C. Stennis Space Center 19 $101,413.79
Rural Utilities Service 16 $116,096.31
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 16 $99,597.44
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 13 $101,086.08
Veterans Health Administration 12 $89,868.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $119,453.67
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $109,366.38
Langley Research Center 8 $117,521.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $120,679.14
Ames Research Center 6 $136,861.83
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 6 $113,195.67
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $99,927.40
National Science Foundation 5 $166,438.40
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 4 $94,005.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $115,138.75
Dryden Flight Research Center 4 $109,328.75
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $114,801.33
Science and Technology Directorate 3 $126,344.67
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $115,358.67
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 3 $133,610.67
National Park Service 2 $99,436.00
Indian Affairs 2 $106,050.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $107,421.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 2 $90,744.00
Forest Service 2 $92,793.50
Departmental Administration 2 $138,136.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $118,639.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $118,776.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $122,269.50
Agricultural Research Service 2 $85,178.50
Indian Health Service 1 $101,913.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $116,901.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $127,512.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $110,906.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $98,916.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $122,501.00
U.S. Mint 1 $88,868.00
Maritime Administration 1 $76,524.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $138,781.00
Social Security Administration 1 $101,914.00
Government Printing Office 1 $99,548.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $108,094.00
Geological Survey 1 $54,870.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $97,563.00

Electrical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $105,984.79. The highest paid Electrical Engineer made $200,000 in 2014.

Common Electrical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,291
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 105
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 34
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 32
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 11
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 5
SL - Senior Level Positions 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 3
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Electrical Engineer was $87,789. Since then, the average pay has increased to $118,253 in 2019.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0850.

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