Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $53,917.98* *Based on the 2007 average.

Electrician was the 137th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 1,395 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2007, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $50,952.

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 682 $50,952.28
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 194 $62,591.54
U.S. Coast Guard 108 $50,239.40
National Park Service 89 $53,653.53
Indian Health Service 30 $52,587.53
Government Printing Office 28 $63,367.37
National Institutes of Health 26 $55,149.54
Federal Bureau of Investigation 23 $56,550.57
Public Buildings Service 19 $54,539.05
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 19 $54,107.05
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 18 $75,611.33
Social Security Administration 17 $54,516.24
Agricultural Research Service 14 $48,222.93
Forest Service 14 $48,843.14
National Institute of Standards and Technology 13 $50,606.69
Federal Emergency Management Agency 11 $54,846.64
Presidio Trust 11 $67,652.82
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $59,634.43
National Gallery of Art 6 $56,089.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 6 $56,933.33
Indian Affairs 6 $50,794.50
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 $55,717.50
Maritime Administration 4 $58,133.25
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $46,639.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $57,220.25
Bureau of the Census 4 $52,817.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 3 $50,477.33
Departmental Offices 3 $52,378.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $45,635.67
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $56,933.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $55,608.00
Department of Energy 2 $55,179.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $53,062.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $52,404.00
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $63,131.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $52,112.00
Departmental Administration 1 $55,013.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $55,786.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $53,448.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $55,786.00
Geological Survey 1 $62,201.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $55,013.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $58,019.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $56,416.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $55,786.00
U.S. Mint 1 $59,786.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $53,917.98. The highest paid Electrician made $104,603 in 2007.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 961
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 260
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 56
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 45
KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians 28
WE - Currency Manufacturing 15
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 11
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 5
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 4
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 3
FW - Wage Grade 2
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 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
Air Conditioning Equipment MechanicFWS-8FWS-11
Explosives OperatingFWS-4FWS-8
Electric Power ControllingFWS-8FWS-10

Average Electrician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for an Electrician was $49,860. Since then, the average pay has increased to $62,322 in 2018.

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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