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Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $49,859.79* *Based on the 2004 average.

Electrician was the 131st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 1,532 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2004, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $48,055.

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 731 $48,055.15
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 177 $57,178.06
U.S. Coast Guard 112 $46,738.71
National Park Service 107 $48,081.19
National Institutes of Health 36 $0.00
Public Buildings Service 31 $50,216.58
Government Printing Office 30 $64,943.80
Indian Health Service 30 $666.67
Federal Bureau of Investigation 28 $49,949.57
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 22 $48,485.73
Social Security Administration 20 $49,520.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 19 $46,422.74
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 17 $73,083.47
Forest Service 15 $44,607.47
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 14 $52,398.57
Agricultural Research Service 13 $45,995.85
Presidio Trust 11 $61,072.82
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 11 $0.00
Internal Revenue Service 9 $46,537.78
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $38,985.11
Federal Emergency Management Agency 7 $51,000.43
Indian Affairs 7 $48,778.43
Department of Energy 7 $50,120.86
Offices, Boards and Divisions 6 $49,844.67
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $57,451.17
National Gallery of Art 6 $50,494.33
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $48,652.40
Departmental Offices 5 $51,471.20
Bureau of the Census 5 $49,265.80
Maritime Administration 4 $54,470.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $51,429.25
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $48,891.67
Customs and Border Protection 3 $44,807.67
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $47,674.00
U.S. Mint 2 $46,889.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $47,249.50
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $0.00
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $56,286.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $49,055.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $47,438.00
Departmental Administration 1 $49,942.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $45,538.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $53,885.00
Federal Supply Service 1 $51,925.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $50,923.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $50,923.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $45,225.00
Geological Survey 1 $52,843.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $49,859.79. The highest paid Electrician made $96,816 in 2004.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,082
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 251
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 63
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 59
KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians 29
WE - Currency Manufacturing 17
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 11
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 7
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 4
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 3
FW - Wage Grade 2
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 1
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 1
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 1
KP - Gpo Neg Rates/engineering Journeypersons 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
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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