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.
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
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|
|Occupation Family:||ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE FAMILY|
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|
|Industrial Equipment Mechanic||FWS-8||FWS-10|
|Fuel Distribution System Operating||FWS-6||FWS-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.
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