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Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Electrician"

How much does an Electrician in the federal government get paid? $64,557.65* *Based on the 2019 average.

Electrician was the 245th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 1,371 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2019, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electrician, with an average salary of $61,007.

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 785 $61,006.86
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 202 $76,102.35
U.S. Coast Guard 96 $54,818.90
National Park Service 58 $63,890.98
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 23 $67,840.17
Federal Bureau of Investigation 22 $72,287.40
Government Printing Office 22 $90,156.73
Indian Health Service 21 $60,644.29
Social Security Administration 17 $66,795.06
National Institute of Standards and Technology 16 $66,871.44
Public Buildings Service 14 $73,702.36
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 10 $92,709.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 9 $72,186.67
Agricultural Research Service 9 $57,675.56
Presidio Trust 8 $85,984.38
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $67,259.80
National Gallery of Art 5 $69,288.40
Departmental Offices 4 $66,653.50
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 $69,857.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $65,343.75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $58,409.75
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $66,862.25
Forest Service 4 $67,149.25
Indian Affairs 3 $68,704.33
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $68,829.00
Maritime Administration 2 $71,563.50
U.S. Mint 2 $0.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $68,829.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $62,130.00
Bureau of the Census 2 $63,591.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $73,483.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $57,059.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $68,161.00
Departmental Administration 1 $68,829.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $62,172.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $0.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $68,871.00
Geological Survey 1 $70,895.00

Electrician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electrician is $64,557.65. The highest paid Electrician made $117,540 in 2019.

Common Electrician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electrician Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 994
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 274
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 49
KE - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Electricians 22
WE - Currency Manufacturing 10
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 8
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage System Not Otherwise Designated 6
WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory - Federal Wage System 4
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 2
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Nonsupervisory - Federal Wage System 1
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 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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