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Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $51,494.71* *Based on the 2005 average.

Electrician was the 134th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 1,477 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2005, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $49,257.

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 684 $49,256.55
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 186 $59,363.23
U.S. Coast Guard 120 $46,411.15
National Park Service 107 $50,099.11
National Institutes of Health 33 $53,286.00
Indian Health Service 30 $49,884.80
Government Printing Office 29 $65,768.69
Federal Bureau of Investigation 26 $52,672.62
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 25 $50,020.16
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 23 $69,372.30
Public Buildings Service 22 $52,839.82
Social Security Administration 20 $51,672.05
National Institute of Standards and Technology 17 $50,252.35
Forest Service 15 $45,727.53
Presidio Trust 13 $62,889.23
Agricultural Research Service 10 $45,514.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $41,946.44
Internal Revenue Service 8 $48,337.38
Federal Emergency Management Agency 8 $52,363.25
Offices, Boards and Divisions 7 $54,425.86
National Gallery of Art 7 $52,183.71
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 7 $54,830.57
Department of Energy 7 $51,918.43
Indian Affairs 6 $50,439.83
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 6 $52,279.83
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $50,551.20
Departmental Offices 5 $53,964.20
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $56,929.20
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $51,540.60
Bureau of the Census 4 $50,004.75
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $48,383.33
Maritime Administration 3 $56,335.00
Customs and Border Protection 3 $47,027.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $51,799.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $51,730.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $48,272.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $49,962.50
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $58,707.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $50,881.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $52,780.00
Geological Survey 1 $56,766.00
U.S. Mint 1 $53,721.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $49,232.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $55,138.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $52,780.00
Departmental Administration 1 $51,799.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $51,494.71. The highest paid Electrician made $99,642 in 2005.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,033
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 257
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 62
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 42
KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians 29
WE - Currency Manufacturing 18
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 13
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 7
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 5
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
XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Emp--fws 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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