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Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $61,512.29* *Based on the 2016 average.

Electrician was the 147th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,300 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $57,083.

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 742 $57,083.37
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 221 $69,335.88
U.S. Coast Guard 88 $54,997.59
National Park Service 70 $59,412.61
Government Printing Office 27 $64,641.90
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 24 $62,330.50
Federal Bureau of Investigation 22 $63,751.09
National Institute of Standards and Technology 21 $60,688.00
Indian Health Service 20 $56,884.20
Social Security Administration 18 $62,842.28
Public Buildings Service 16 $64,444.00
Presidio Trust 10 $76,718.40
Agricultural Research Service 9 $54,750.22
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 8 $82,450.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 7 $68,372.57
Forest Service 7 $57,633.86
National Gallery of Art 5 $59,690.80
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $64,326.75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $55,925.50
National Institutes of Health 4 $63,632.50
Indian Affairs 4 $60,763.00
Departmental Offices 4 $59,051.75
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $64,758.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $62,977.33
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $64,873.33
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 3 $63,299.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $68,151.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $66,574.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $62,965.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $59,969.50
Maritime Administration 2 $72,721.50
U.S. Mint 2 $67,578.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $59,521.50
Bureau of the Census 2 $58,791.00
Geological Survey 1 $66,241.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $62,777.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $62,798.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $57,497.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $57,893.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $61,512.29. The highest paid Electrician made $113,220 in 2016.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 927
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 281
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 39
KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians 27
WE - Currency Manufacturing 10
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 9
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 2
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 2
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 1
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 1
FW - Wage Grade 1

Starting Paygrade: $10.62 to $23.66 / hour at paygrade FWS-8
Maximum Paygrade: $12.04 to $28.58 / 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
Air Conditioning Equipment MechanicFWS-8FWS-11
Explosives OperatingFWS-4FWS-8
Electric Power ControllingFWS-8FWS-10

Average Electrician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for an Electrician was $49,860. Since then, the average pay has increased to $61,512 in 2016.

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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