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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.
1,443 EMPLOYEES
$80.35M TOTAL SALARY
WG MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

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.

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 740 $52,600.36
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 192 $64,991.22
U.S. Coast Guard 111 $52,381.83
National Park Service 87 $55,553.75
Government Printing Office 34 $70,560.66
Indian Health Service 33 $54,997.33
Public Buildings Service 23 $54,401.30
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 23 $56,525.22
Federal Bureau of Investigation 19 $59,395.58
Social Security Administration 18 $55,486.44
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 17 $77,175.00
Agricultural Research Service 15 $49,265.80
National Institute of Standards and Technology 14 $55,194.71
Federal Emergency Management Agency 14 $55,473.21
Forest Service 12 $51,314.83
Presidio Trust 10 $73,342.10
National Gallery of Art 7 $58,177.43
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $61,645.71
National Institutes of Health 6 $54,004.67
Indian Affairs 6 $53,158.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 5 $58,046.80
Bureau of the Census 5 $50,448.40
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $59,947.25
Maritime Administration 4 $61,540.50
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 3 $59,145.67
Departmental Offices 3 $54,805.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $54,529.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $51,920.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $49,879.33
Customs and Border Protection 2 $51,987.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $60,167.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $54,915.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $54,169.00
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $65,978.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $53,414.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $60,502.50
Departmental Administration 1 $58,032.00
Geological Survey 1 $62,234.00
Department of Energy 1 $56,828.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $61,564.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $58,773.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $57,873.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $58,697.00
U.S. Mint 1 $65,670.00

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
Fabric WorkingFWS-1FWS-9
WeldingFWS-8FWS-11
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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Source: www.federalpay.org/employees/occupations/electrician/2008