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Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $62,321.59* *Based on the 2018 average.

Electrician was the 140th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 1,387 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $58,746.

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 773 $58,745.74
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 208 $72,879.36
U.S. Coast Guard 94 $53,735.72
National Park Service 67 $60,919.10
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 28 $65,297.79
Government Printing Office 27 $90,088.11
Indian Health Service 25 $58,784.16
Federal Bureau of Investigation 23 $67,930.44
Social Security Administration 19 $64,310.74
National Institute of Standards and Technology 17 $63,850.24
Public Buildings Service 14 $69,370.43
Presidio Trust 9 $80,464.22
Agricultural Research Service 8 $55,819.38
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 7 $89,752.57
National Gallery of Art 6 $66,104.67
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 6 $74,357.17
Forest Service 6 $64,551.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $62,518.20
Departmental Offices 4 $63,151.75
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $67,770.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $58,842.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $58,234.00
Indian Affairs 3 $67,298.33
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $77,431.33
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 3 $61,343.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $65,385.67
Bureau of the Census 2 $61,024.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $65,761.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $71,133.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $61,796.00
Maritime Administration 2 $67,438.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $57,059.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $66,742.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $60,167.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $60,398.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $58,707.00
U.S. Mint 1 $0.00
Departmental Administration 1 $65,761.00
Geological Survey 1 $69,934.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $62,321.59. The highest paid Electrician made $112,364 in 2018.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,006
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 273
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 47
KE - Gpo Neg Rates/electricians 27
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 9
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 9
WE - Currency Manufacturing 7
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory 5
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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