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Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $58,019.71* *Based on the 2009 average.

Electrician was the 139th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 1,444 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2009, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $54,711.

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 739 $54,711.23
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 195 $67,689.15
U.S. Coast Guard 112 $54,098.84
National Park Service 88 $56,918.99
Government Printing Office 33 $75,931.48
Indian Health Service 30 $57,006.63
Federal Bureau of Investigation 23 $60,861.48
Public Buildings Service 22 $57,984.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 21 $60,270.29
Social Security Administration 20 $58,796.15
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 16 $77,342.19
Federal Emergency Management Agency 16 $59,539.50
Agricultural Research Service 15 $51,681.27
National Institute of Standards and Technology 15 $56,040.80
Forest Service 12 $52,289.08
Presidio Trust 9 $74,598.11
National Gallery of Art 7 $61,321.00
Indian Affairs 6 $55,117.83
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $63,860.17
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 6 $60,279.00
National Institutes of Health 5 $55,268.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $60,996.20
Bureau of the Census 4 $52,986.25
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 $63,041.25
Maritime Administration 4 $64,139.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $59,720.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $58,420.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $58,406.33
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $68,391.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $53,845.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $57,246.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $54,011.00
Departmental Offices 2 $63,328.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $58,679.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $57,419.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $56,118.00
Departmental Administration 1 $60,252.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $61,673.00
U.S. Mint 1 $67,099.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $60,252.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $55,535.00
Geological Survey 1 $64,426.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $58,019.71. The highest paid Electrician made $112,542 in 2009.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,014
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 262
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 58
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 39
KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians 33
WE - Currency Manufacturing 12
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 9
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 5
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 4
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 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
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 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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