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Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $59,055.32* *Based on the 2013 average.

Electrician was the 141st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 1,406 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2013, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $56,275.

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 759 $56,274.86
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 199 $68,558.82
U.S. Coast Guard 104 $55,898.04
National Park Service 75 $57,349.76
Government Printing Office 30 $59,521.79
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 25 $61,931.32
Indian Health Service 24 $57,474.92
Federal Bureau of Investigation 23 $60,396.22
Social Security Administration 19 $58,777.53
Public Buildings Service 16 $62,659.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 16 $58,424.31
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 12 $81,983.92
Agricultural Research Service 11 $54,730.64
Forest Service 10 $55,285.40
Presidio Trust 9 $79,971.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $62,971.83
National Gallery of Art 6 $61,138.83
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 6 $68,279.50
National Institutes of Health 5 $61,608.60
Indian Affairs 4 $59,552.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $61,947.50
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 $61,535.25
Departmental Offices 4 $56,265.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $60,885.00
Bureau of the Census 3 $54,867.33
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $62,895.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $55,820.00
Maritime Administration 3 $65,907.33
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $60,638.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $57,330.00
U.S. Mint 2 $69,868.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $65,782.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $57,072.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $62,735.00
Departmental Administration 1 $61,713.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $61,713.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $56,349.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $56,725.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $61,525.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $61,713.00
Geological Survey 1 $65,574.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $56,253.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $59,055.32. The highest paid Electrician made $103,202 in 2013.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,000
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 271
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 47
KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians 30
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 28
WE - Currency Manufacturing 11
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 9
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
FW - Wage Grade 1
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 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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