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Electronics Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Electronics Engineer"

How much does an Electronics Engineer in the federal government get paid? $134,133.83* *Based on the 2020 average.

Electronics Engineer was the 97th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 2,524 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Electronics Engineering, with an average salary of $127,631.

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 694 $127,631.01
Goddard Space Flight Center 262 $141,687.65
Federal Communications Commission 208 $150,699.28
Federal Bureau of Investigation 123 $144,678.84
National Institute of Standards and Technology 119 $148,172.82
Langley Research Center 118 $131,141.25
John F. Kennedy Space Center 113 $117,109.88
Department of Energy 110 $123,026.47
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 107 $138,104.39
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 104 $123,561.31
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 102 $149,311.11
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 74 $129,624.93
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 58 $126,694.41
Dryden Flight Research Center 41 $115,934.83
U.S. Coast Guard 40 $125,845.63
Ames Research Center 30 $142,354.83
Office of Secretary of Transportation 27 $146,232.00
Food and Drug Administration 20 $133,710.65
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 19 $152,016.74
Rural Housing Service 17 $106,135.65
National Institutes of Health 11 $146,635.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 10 $155,672.70
U.S. Secret Service 9 $146,693.33
Broadcasting Board of Governors 7 $149,825.57
Bureau of Industry and Security 7 $153,866.57
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 7 $106,551.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $146,251.83
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $101,741.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 6 $159,863.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $157,728.20
John C. Stennis Space Center 5 $105,377.40
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $145,590.60
Department of State 5 $152,047.80
Geological Survey 5 $101,232.80
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $172,849.00
Federal Railroad Administration 4 $148,175.25
Agricultural Research Service 4 $123,481.75
Forest Service 4 $106,285.00
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $117,217.33
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $109,386.67
Customs and Border Protection 3 $145,578.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $95,105.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $96,704.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $118,400.50
U.S. Mint 2 $120,616.50
National Science Foundation 2 $189,056.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $133,465.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $145,578.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $115,562.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $81,970.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $157,709.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $115,251.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $0.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $133,447.00
Veterans Health Administration 1 $91,234.00

Electronics Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electronics Engineer is $134,133.83. The highest paid Electronics Engineer made $197,300 in 2020.

Common Electronics Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electronics Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,551
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 682
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 225
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 19
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 11
ST - Scientific And Professional 8
SL - Senior Level Positions 8
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 5
ES - Senior Executive Service 4
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 4
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 2
NN - Employees In The National Nuclear Security Administration's Engineering And Scientific Career Path 1
EV - Federal Aviation Administration Executive Compensation Plan 1

Starting Paygrade: $34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / 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 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Electronics Engineer was $93,959. Since then, the average pay has increased to $134,134 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 0855.

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