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
Department of State 25 $128,927.52
National Institutes of Health 25 $117,812.56
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 Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $115,138.75
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 4 $94,005.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 4 $109,328.75
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $114,801.33
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $126,344.67
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $115,358.67
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 3 $133,610.67
Agency for International Development 2 $90,744.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $107,421.00
Indian Affairs 2 $106,050.00
National Park Service 2 $99,436.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $122,269.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $118,776.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $118,639.00
Departmental Administration 2 $138,136.00
Agricultural Research Service 2 $85,178.50
Forest Service 2 $92,793.50
Maritime Administration 1 $76,524.00
U.S. Mint 1 $88,868.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $122,501.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $98,916.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $110,906.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $97,563.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $127,512.00
Geological Survey 1 $54,870.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $116,901.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $108,094.00
Indian Health Service 1 $101,913.00
Government Printing Office 1 $99,548.00
Social Security Administration 1 $101,914.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $138,781.00

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
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
EG - Consultant (other) 1
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
SN - Senior Level System 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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