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Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $58,659.43* *Based on the 2011 average.

Electrician was the 141st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 1,424 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2011, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $56,345.

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 749 $56,344.69
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 185 $69,097.48
U.S. Coast Guard 108 $55,700.04
National Park Service 82 $58,418.98
Government Printing Office 32 $39,477.31
Indian Health Service 27 $58,154.52
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 26 $61,797.38
Public Buildings Service 22 $61,335.36
Federal Bureau of Investigation 20 $63,564.90
Social Security Administration 19 $58,730.63
National Institute of Standards and Technology 18 $57,107.67
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 16 $74,837.75
Federal Emergency Management Agency 14 $64,124.64
Forest Service 13 $54,169.77
Agricultural Research Service 12 $54,300.42
Presidio Trust 9 $79,921.33
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 7 $65,005.71
National Gallery of Art 6 $59,405.17
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $60,961.50
National Institutes of Health 5 $59,129.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 $60,665.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $61,389.25
Bureau of the Census 4 $52,973.50
Indian Affairs 4 $59,552.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $60,991.00
Maritime Administration 3 $67,389.33
Departmental Offices 3 $57,319.33
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $62,914.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $56,963.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $56,052.50
Bureau of Land Management 2 $59,470.50
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $59,966.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $59,905.00
U.S. Mint 1 $76,312.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $62,623.00
Geological Survey 1 $65,574.00
Departmental Administration 1 $61,713.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $61,525.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $62,506.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $61,886.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $57,349.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $56,725.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $58,659.43. The highest paid Electrician made $103,202 in 2011.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,007
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 254
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 64
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 34
KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians 32
WE - Currency Manufacturing 10
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 9
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 6
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 4
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 2
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Electrician was $49,860. Since then, the average pay has increased to $64,558 in 2019.

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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