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Electrical Power Controller - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Electrical Power Controller"

How much does an Electrical Power Controller in the federal government get paid? $103,432.50* *Based on the 2017 average.

Electrical Power Controller was the 270th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 354 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory - negotiated pay employee payscale.

In 2017, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled Electrical Power Controlling, with an average salary of $106,125.

Government Electrical Power Controlling jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Electrical Power Controlling job is FWS-8, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-10. 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

This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in controlling the generation or distribution of electric power. The jobs are located at power generating plants, power distribution centers, and substations. This work requires the ability to anticipate load changes due to such items as work schedules and weather in order to engage or cut out power sources, to interpret wiring diagrams for a complete primary power system in order to plan routings and locate failures, and to determine the need for and, if warranted, follow emergency procedures in order to insure safety and provide continuous electric service. Employees know how to operate electric power generating and controlling equipment such as high voltage generators, rotary converters, transformers, motor-generators, and remotely operated switches and circuit breakers.

Agencies that have hired an Electrical Power Controller

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Department of Energy 190 $106,125.41
Bureau of Reclamation 141 $104,824.55
Federal Emergency Management Agency 11 $65,469.27
Indian Affairs 7 $88,620.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $67,941.25
Veterans Health Administration 1 $58,749.00

Electrical Power Controller Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrical Power Controller is $103,432.50. The highest paid Electrical Power Controller made $170,231 in 2017.

Common Electrical Power Controller Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrical Power Controlling Employees
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 291
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 35
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 15
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 5
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 5
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 2
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 1

Starting Paygrade: $10.62 to $23.66 / hour at paygrade FWS-8
Maximum Paygrade: $11.56 to $26.93 / hour at paygrade FWS-10

Other Jobs at the FWS-8 Paygrade

FWS-8 is the starting paygrade for Electric Power Controlling jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-8 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Mobile Equipment Metal MechanicFWS-8FWS-10
Utility Systems Repairing - OperatingFWS-8FWS-10
Offset PhotographyFWS-7FWS-11
Optical Instrument RepairingFWS-8FWS-11

Average Electrical Power Controlling Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for an Electrical Power Controller was $69,428. Since then, the average pay has increased to $103,433 in 2017.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 5407.

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