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Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $61,512.29* *Based on the 2016 average.

Electrician was the 147th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,300 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $57,532.

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 761 $57,531.94
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 216 $70,465.99
National Park Service 69 $59,436.57
Government Printing Office 27 $88,305.56
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 27 $62,662.19
Indian Health Service 25 $56,994.96
Federal Bureau of Investigation 22 $64,309.95
Social Security Administration 21 $61,345.71
National Institute of Standards and Technology 18 $61,517.50
Public Buildings Service 15 $65,754.47
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 10 $86,219.00
Presidio Trust 9 $81,039.44
Agricultural Research Service 8 $53,635.88
Forest Service 7 $59,127.71
National Gallery of Art 6 $61,152.17
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 6 $70,875.33
Indian Affairs 4 $61,577.00
Departmental Offices 4 $61,002.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $66,669.25
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $65,276.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $58,644.33
National Institutes of Health 3 $64,168.00
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $65,597.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $63,737.33
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $63,904.00
Bureau of the Census 2 $59,584.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $56,798.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $60,981.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $60,335.00
U.S. Mint 2 $70,307.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2 $63,904.00
Maritime Administration 2 $73,733.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $57,059.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $58,728.00
Departmental Administration 1 $61,671.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $55,709.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $63,654.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $58,269.00
Geological Survey 1 $68,307.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $57,831.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $63,132.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $61,512.29. The highest paid Electrician made $113,220 in 2016.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 927
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 281
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 39
KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians 27
WE - Currency Manufacturing 10
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 9
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 2
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 2
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 1
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 1
FW - Wage Grade 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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