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Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $66,774.23* *Based on the 2020 average.

Electrician was the 142nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 1,365 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $62,991.

Government Electrician jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Electrician job is FWS-8, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-11. 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 is used to grade all nonsupervisory jobs involved in the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical wiring systems, fixtures, controls, and equipment in industrial, institutional, office, and residential buildings, and on ships. These jobs require knowledge and application of electrical principles, materials, and safety standards.

Agencies that have hired an Electrician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 807 $62,990.58
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 216 $78,144.30
U.S. Coast Guard 80 $59,054.88
National Park Service 58 $65,926.48
Government Printing Office 23 $89,869.17
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 22 $70,280.59
Social Security Administration 19 $69,037.89
Federal Bureau of Investigation 18 $76,285.13
Agricultural Research Service 13 $58,047.46
National Institute of Standards and Technology 13 $71,322.23
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 11 $71,494.55
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 10 $95,977.00
Public Buildings Service 9 $67,412.33
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 6 $72,954.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $73,462.40
Indian Health Service 5 $61,921.40
National Gallery of Art 5 $72,727.80
Presidio Trust 4 $88,139.00
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $70,457.25
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $68,959.75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $65,276.00
Indian Affairs 4 $67,754.25
Forest Service 3 $68,878.33
Bureau of the Census 3 $59,396.33
Maritime Administration 3 $72,314.67
Departmental Offices 3 $68,968.33
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $62,099.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $77,751.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $71,271.00
Geological Survey 1 $74,402.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $57,059.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $0.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $56,892.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $71,271.00
U.S. Mint 1 $78,429.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $92,120.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $66,774.23. The highest paid Electrician made $121,672 in 2020.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 975
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 291
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 50
KE - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Electricians 23
WE - Currency Manufacturing 10
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory - Federal Wage System 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 4
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage System Not Otherwise Designated 4
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 2
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 1
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Nonsupervisory - Federal Wage System 1

Starting Paygrade: $26.35 to $10.20 / hour at paygrade FWS-8
Maximum Paygrade: $31.37 to $11.20 / hour at paygrade FWS-11

Other Jobs at the FWS-8 Paygrade

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

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Fabric WorkingFWS-1FWS-9
Industrial Equipment MechanicFWS-8FWS-10
Explosives OperatingFWS-4FWS-8
Fuel Distribution System OperatingFWS-6FWS-10

Average Electrician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Electrician was $49,860. Since then, the average pay has increased to $66,774 in 2020.

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 2805.

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