Join the Official Community on Facebook. Ask questions and discuss events impacting federal employees. Join Now

Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $62,479.41* *Based on the 2017 average.

Electrician was the 144th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 1,301 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $58,740.

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 775 $58,740.22
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 210 $72,780.98
National Park Service 68 $60,816.24
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 28 $65,209.11
Government Printing Office 27 $90,314.19
Indian Health Service 25 $58,344.24
Federal Bureau of Investigation 23 $41,135.60
Social Security Administration 19 $64,310.74
National Institute of Standards and Technology 17 $63,841.24
Public Buildings Service 14 $69,370.43
Presidio Trust 8 $79,763.75
Agricultural Research Service 8 $55,819.38
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 7 $89,752.57
National Gallery of Art 6 $66,104.67
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 6 $74,273.83
Forest Service 6 $64,551.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $62,518.20
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $58,842.00
Departmental Offices 4 $63,151.75
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $67,770.00
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $45,051.33
Indian Affairs 3 $66,798.33
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $77,431.33
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $58,234.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 3 $61,343.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $65,385.67
Maritime Administration 2 $63,703.00
U.S. Mint 2 $1,170.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $61,796.00
Bureau of the Census 2 $61,024.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $71,133.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $65,761.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $57,059.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $66,742.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $60,167.00
Departmental Administration 1 $65,761.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $60,398.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $58,707.00
Geological Survey 1 $69,434.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $62,479.41. The highest paid Electrician made $112,364 in 2017.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 929
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 274
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 40
KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians 27
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 9
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 8
WE - Currency Manufacturing 7
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 3
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 2
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 1
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for an Electrician was $49,860. Since then, the average pay has increased to $62,479 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.

Federal employee salaries are public information under open government laws (5 U.S.C. § 552). FederalPay provides this data in the interest of government transparency — employee data may not be used for commercial soliciting or vending of any kind. Learn more about the FederalPay Employees Dataset here.

The series code of this occupation is 2805.

** This Document Provided By - The Civil Employee's Resource **