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Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $59,332.93* *Based on the 2014 average.

Electrician was the 174th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 1,395 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2014, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $56,485.

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 764 $56,485.49
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 216 $68,970.66
U.S. Coast Guard 86 $56,438.17
National Park Service 67 $58,138.45
Government Printing Office 28 $48,848.57
Indian Health Service 24 $57,746.25
National Institute of Standards and Technology 23 $59,142.26
Federal Bureau of Investigation 22 $62,038.18
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 21 $63,319.95
Social Security Administration 19 $61,112.79
Public Buildings Service 16 $62,671.19
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 11 $81,281.27
Forest Service 10 $55,929.40
Presidio Trust 8 $80,999.13
Agricultural Research Service 8 $54,752.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 7 $68,058.71
National Gallery of Art 6 $62,532.17
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $61,921.40
National Institutes of Health 5 $63,128.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $61,904.60
Departmental Offices 4 $57,908.75
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $63,142.25
Indian Affairs 4 $60,157.75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $54,444.50
Maritime Administration 3 $67,340.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $61,504.00
Bureau of the Census 3 $56,814.67
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $56,081.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $63,257.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $67,450.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $62,339.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $58,916.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $57,309.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $63,249.00
Geological Survey 1 $65,574.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $55,973.00
U.S. Mint 1 $67,383.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $62,151.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $62,172.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $63,339.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $56,912.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $59,332.93. The highest paid Electrician made $111,518 in 2014.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,001
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 288
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 46
KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians 28
WE - Currency Manufacturing 10
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 8
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 6
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 3
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 2
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 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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