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Electrical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Electrical Engineer"

How much does an Electrical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $110,406.14* *Based on the 2017 average.

Electrical Engineer was the 137th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 1,452 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Engineering, with an average salary of $108,519.

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 465 $108,518.60
Bureau of Reclamation 141 $86,705.22
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 124 $110,879.51
Federal Aviation Administration 118 $96,346.38
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 74 $145,178.28
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 46 $119,296.85
John F. Kennedy Space Center 42 $111,623.48
National Institute of Standards and Technology 38 $118,972.18
Public Buildings Service 37 $105,480.11
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 33 $118,322.94
Food and Drug Administration 31 $125,281.55
Goddard Space Flight Center 29 $127,449.93
Mine Safety and Health Administration 29 $92,658.69
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 28 $138,291.14
National Institutes of Health 22 $123,393.45
Department of State 21 $140,030.10
John C. Stennis Space Center 18 $104,648.94
Veterans Health Administration 15 $95,199.87
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 15 $104,765.53
Rural Utilities Service 12 $114,052.75
Environmental Protection Agency 9 $108,794.44
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $117,319.56
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8 $107,480.13
Ames Research Center 7 $141,062.86
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 7 $124,089.71
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 6 $130,411.83
Langley Research Center 6 $126,308.67
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $45,318.67
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $132,863.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 4 $113,619.25
Indian Affairs 3 $103,140.33
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $115,854.33
Science and Technology Directorate 3 $137,700.00
Internal Revenue Service 3 $112,497.67
Forest Service 3 $101,816.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 3 $133,950.33
Social Security Administration 2 $109,015.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $63,293.00
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $123,234.00
U.S. Mint 2 $58,852.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $104,275.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $131,692.00
National Science Foundation 2 $174,936.50
National Park Service 2 $84,135.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $104,728.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $107,310.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 2 $97,956.00
Departmental Administration 2 $145,629.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $120,074.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $138,160.00
Indian Health Service 1 $109,736.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $130,692.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $116,755.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $120,858.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $123,234.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 1 $103,639.00

Electrical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $110,406.14. The highest paid Electrical Engineer made $208,550 in 2017.

Common Electrical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,216
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 118
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 42
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 29
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 12
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 9
ES - Senior Executive Service 8
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 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
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 1
SN - Senior Level System 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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