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Electrical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Electrical Engineer"

How much does an Electrical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $118,253.16* *Based on the 2019 average.

Electrical Engineer was the 252nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 1,521 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Engineering, with an average salary of $120,982.

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 493 $120,982.33
Bureau of Reclamation 156 $102,495.72
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 131 $111,233.64
Federal Aviation Administration 123 $101,743.98
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 69 $149,070.86
U.S. Coast Guard 46 $111,624.80
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 45 $125,334.84
National Institute of Standards and Technology 41 $117,691.63
John F. Kennedy Space Center 39 $120,378.49
Goddard Space Flight Center 33 $133,556.21
Food and Drug Administration 31 $129,291.84
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 29 $125,409.00
Public Buildings Service 29 $108,221.21
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 26 $143,609.85
Mine Safety and Health Administration 25 $97,909.16
John C. Stennis Space Center 21 $109,532.19
Department of State 20 $144,004.65
National Institutes of Health 18 $131,807.33
Veterans Health Administration 15 $100,359.60
Rural Utilities Service 12 $121,344.25
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 10 $113,708.70
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $121,778.44
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 8 $129,450.88
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8 $108,645.75
Ames Research Center 7 $147,831.57
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $113,524.00
Langley Research Center 5 $126,284.60
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $133,212.40
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $144,538.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 4 $129,674.25
Dryden Flight Research Center 4 $121,823.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $139,290.25
National Park Service 4 $97,632.25
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $110,512.33
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $127,312.00
Indian Affairs 3 $110,386.67
Forest Service 3 $106,200.67
Departmental Administration 2 $152,352.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $120,612.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $121,650.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $119,224.00
U.S. Mint 2 $128,911.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 2 $107,435.00
National Science Foundation 2 $183,011.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $128,920.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $119,004.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 1 $108,422.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $136,725.00
Social Security Administration 1 $119,004.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $125,005.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $148,445.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $82,056.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $125,847.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $152,352.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $128,920.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $125,615.00
Indian Health Service 1 $120,651.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $74,596.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $152,352.00

Electrical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Engineer is $118,253.16. The highest paid Electrical Engineer made $213,600 in 2019.

Common Electrical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,286
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 123
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 45
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 26
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 12
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 9
ES - Senior Executive Service 7
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 2
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 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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