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Electrical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Electrical Engineer"

How much does an Electrical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $108,630.33* *Based on the 2016 average.

Electrical Engineer was the 139th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,461 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Engineering, with an average salary of $106,006.

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 454 $106,006.05
Bureau of Reclamation 137 $85,399.31
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 129 $109,194.12
Federal Aviation Administration 120 $96,511.62
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 77 $137,102.77
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 47 $116,348.15
Public Buildings Service 41 $102,733.88
John F. Kennedy Space Center 39 $108,657.85
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 34 $133,915.03
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 33 $118,046.15
National Institute of Standards and Technology 31 $120,882.68
Food and Drug Administration 30 $124,276.23
Mine Safety and Health Administration 30 $89,514.77
Goddard Space Flight Center 30 $120,906.77
Department of State 23 $134,794.87
National Institutes of Health 22 $119,101.82
John C. Stennis Space Center 21 $101,482.43
Rural Utilities Service 12 $110,536.83
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 12 $108,869.17
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 11 $107,553.45
Veterans Health Administration 10 $97,557.60
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $118,405.44
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 9 $112,692.11
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $104,158.75
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $123,862.57
Ames Research Center 6 $141,842.83
Langley Research Center 6 $124,289.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 5 $127,434.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $107,308.00
National Science Foundation 4 $170,043.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $125,728.25
Forest Service 3 $98,845.33
Science and Technology Directorate 3 $132,769.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3 $106,908.00
Indian Affairs 3 $104,574.67
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $109,170.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $93,937.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $122,693.00
Social Security Administration 2 $104,708.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $116,426.00
U.S. Mint 2 $101,361.50
Departmental Administration 2 $141,555.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $122,994.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $111,934.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $104,735.50
Bureau of Industry and Security 2 $84,817.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $119,794.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $127,036.00
National Park Service 2 $103,064.00
Indian Health Service 1 $107,263.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $122,549.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $105,885.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $142,021.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $134,296.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $62,173.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $113,650.00
Maritime Administration 1 $82,105.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $101,361.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $149,432.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $121,094.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 1 $100,736.00

Electrical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $108,630.33. The highest paid Electrical Engineer made $205,700 in 2016.

Common Electrical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,229
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 120
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 35
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 34
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 11
ES - Senior Executive Service 8
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 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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