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Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $53,134.49* *Based on the 2006 average.

Electrician was the 135th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 1,426 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2006, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $50,776.

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 683 $50,775.77
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 192 $61,008.32
U.S. Coast Guard 116 $48,394.09
National Park Service 96 $52,373.26
National Institutes of Health 32 $54,887.91
Indian Health Service 31 $52,725.47
Federal Bureau of Investigation 26 $54,370.35
Government Printing Office 26 $66,354.42
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 23 $51,940.83
Public Buildings Service 20 $53,691.65
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 19 $72,266.68
Social Security Administration 17 $52,418.06
Agricultural Research Service 12 $46,911.83
National Institute of Standards and Technology 12 $52,017.92
Forest Service 12 $48,119.17
Presidio Trust 12 $63,255.25
Federal Emergency Management Agency 10 $50,161.10
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 8 $55,322.50
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $56,812.43
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 7 $42,449.71
Offices, Boards and Divisions 7 $56,307.29
National Gallery of Art 7 $54,219.14
Indian Affairs 5 $52,284.60
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 $52,926.50
Bureau of the Census 4 $51,679.25
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $52,524.75
Maritime Administration 4 $56,416.75
Departmental Offices 4 $55,887.50
Customs and Border Protection 3 $48,613.33
Department of Energy 2 $53,699.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $51,695.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $50,965.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $50,766.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $54,168.50
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $61,045.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $54,533.00
Federal Supply Service 1 $53,824.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $56,725.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $53,594.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $52,238.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $56,533.00
Departmental Administration 1 $53,594.00
Geological Survey 1 $58,645.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $54,533.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $52,905.00
U.S. Mint 1 $58,825.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $53,134.49. The highest paid Electrician made $102,221 in 2006.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 996
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 260
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 57
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 38
KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians 26
WE - Currency Manufacturing 16
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 12
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 6
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 4
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 3
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 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

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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