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.
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
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|
|RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service||1|
|IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use||1|
|NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific||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|
|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|
|Occupation Family:||0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP|
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 Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Statistics||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Public Affairs||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Criminal Investigation||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Materials Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-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.
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