Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2008
Pay Rates for "Electrician"How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $55,762.69* *Based on the 2008 average.
Electrician was the 137th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 1,443 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.
In 2008, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $52,600.
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.
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
Electrician Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Electrician is $55,762.69. The highest paid Electrician made $108,509 in 2008.
Common Electrician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Electrician Employees|
|WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W||1,007|
|WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage||257|
|WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst||59|
|WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy||43|
|KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians||34|
|WE - Currency Manufacturing||14|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||10|
|WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory||5|
|BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee||4|
|KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory||3|
|XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non||2|
|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|
|Occupation Family:||ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE FAMILY|
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|
|Industrial Equipment Mechanic||FWS-8||FWS-10|
|Fuel Distribution System Operating||FWS-6||FWS-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.
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