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Electronics Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Electronics Engineer"

How much does an Electronics Engineer in the federal government get paid? $136,339.38* *Based on the 2021 average.

Electronics Engineer was the 100th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 2,404 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Electronics Engineering, with an average salary of $130,077.

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 653 $130,076.84
Goddard Space Flight Center 262 $143,964.45
Federal Communications Commission 202 $154,952.61
National Institute of Standards and Technology 115 $152,817.23
Federal Bureau of Investigation 113 $148,945.43
Department of Energy 113 $123,421.98
Langley Research Center 106 $133,592.91
John F. Kennedy Space Center 106 $118,686.38
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 103 $138,823.28
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 100 $150,790.96
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 98 $123,735.28
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 72 $130,369.08
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 54 $124,191.56
Dryden Flight Research Center 42 $117,794.86
U.S. Coast Guard 31 $130,738.48
Office of Secretary of Transportation 26 $147,714.27
Ames Research Center 23 $150,505.83
Food and Drug Administration 19 $135,048.32
Rural Housing Service 18 $101,612.72
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 13 $159,850.46
National Institutes of Health 13 $153,266.77
Bureau of Reclamation 9 $110,599.22
Bureau of Industry and Security 9 $152,141.56
U.S. Secret Service 8 $140,942.88
National Protection and Programs Directorate 8 $162,566.75
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 7 $112,157.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $149,756.67
Forest Service 6 $94,229.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $161,881.60
Broadcasting Board of Governors 5 $143,964.80
John C. Stennis Space Center 5 $110,073.60
Department of State 5 $154,685.20
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 4 $152,595.75
Federal Railroad Administration 4 $151,505.00
Geological Survey 4 $107,972.75
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $158,125.75
Agricultural Research Service 4 $127,973.75
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $115,988.67
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $122,426.67
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $169,448.33
National Science Foundation 2 $190,947.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $147,034.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $97,759.00
U.S. Mint 2 $123,756.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $136,824.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $93,672.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $113,459.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $92,153.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $0.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $139,616.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $116,715.00
National Park Service 1 $103,690.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $159,286.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $116,403.00

Electronics Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electronics Engineer is $136,339.38. The highest paid Electronics Engineer made $204,300 in 2021.

Common Electronics Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electronics Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,489
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 650
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 217
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 13
ST - Scientific And Professional 7
SL - Senior Level Positions 6
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 6
ES - Senior Executive Service 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 4
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
NN - Employees In The National Nuclear Security Administration's Engineering And Scientific Career Path 1
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 1

Starting Paygrade: $36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

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
Information ReceptionistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Bioengineering and Biomedical EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Accounting TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Fish and Wildlife AdministrationProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Security AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Electronics Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for an Electronics Engineer was $93,959. Since then, the average pay has increased to $136,339 in 2021.

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 0855.

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