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Electronics Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Electronics Engineer"

How much does an Electronics Engineer in the federal government get paid? $126,745.93* *Based on the 2017 average.
2,554 EMPLOYEES
$323.2M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Electronics Engineer was the 95th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 2,554 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Electronics Engineering, with an average salary of $122,047.

Government Electronics Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Electronics Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. 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

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired an Electronics Engineer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Aviation Administration 746 $122,046.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 236 $133,051.08
Federal Communications Commission 206 $144,874.45
National Institute of Standards and Technology 132 $138,748.60
Federal Bureau of Investigation 125 $134,585.75
Langley Research Center 120 $123,100.00
Department of Energy 109 $105,414.18
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 106 $118,597.67
John F. Kennedy Space Center 104 $114,627.15
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 104 $140,689.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 103 $128,441.28
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 87 $122,560.77
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 58 $117,242.64
Dryden Flight Research Center 34 $106,613.47
Office of Secretary of Transportation 34 $131,611.68
Ames Research Center 29 $135,281.00
Food and Drug Administration 27 $124,989.19
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 24 $136,461.46
National Institutes of Health 17 $138,973.94
Rural Utilities Service 15 $117,467.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 13 $145,378.69
U.S. Secret Service 11 $136,084.64
Bureau of Industry and Security 8 $144,672.13
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 7 $146,494.00
Department of State 6 $138,377.17
Broadcasting Board of Governors 6 $131,491.33
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $130,069.67
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $142,161.00
Forest Service 5 $97,485.60
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $104,572.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $151,067.60
Geological Survey 5 $111,198.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $130,218.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 $118,248.60
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $87,290.25
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $162,407.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $100,615.25
Agricultural Research Service 4 $111,514.75
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 3 $112,762.33
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $129,666.67
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $120,091.33
Veterans Health Administration 2 $78,586.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $146,296.00
National Science Foundation 2 $174,569.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $89,530.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $108,211.50
U.S. Mint 2 $3,500.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $123,234.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $82,253.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $145,629.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $500.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $115,755.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $145,629.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $130,942.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $105,839.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $74,449.00

Electronics Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electronics Engineer is $126,745.93. The highest paid Electronics Engineer made $192,879 in 2017.

Common Electronics Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electronics Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,505
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 734
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 243
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 24
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 11
ST - Scientific And Professional 8
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
SL - Senior Level Positions 6
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 6
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $136,659.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Electronics Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Telecommunications ProcessingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Electronics EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Cash ProcessingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Plant PhysiologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Safety TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Electronics Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for an Electronics Engineer was $93,959. Since then, the average pay has increased to $126,746 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0855.

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