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Electronics Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Electronics Engineer"

How much does an Electronics Engineer in the federal government get paid? $117,173.99* *Based on the 2011 average.

Electronics Engineer was the 88th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 2,824 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Electronics Engineering, with an average salary of $115,536.

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 834 $115,535.60
Goddard Space Flight Center 274 $115,952.38
Federal Communications Commission 266 $129,289.56
Federal Bureau of Investigation 138 $121,057.59
Langley Research Center 128 $113,315.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 116 $122,350.46
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 109 $112,726.57
John F. Kennedy Space Center 105 $104,203.77
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 104 $113,562.21
National Institute of Standards and Technology 103 $133,915.40
Department of Energy 99 $100,533.88
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 68 $120,013.24
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 61 $115,141.69
U.S. Coast Guard 61 $107,572.87
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 38 $116,903.34
Dryden Flight Research Center 34 $103,254.88
Food and Drug Administration 31 $114,236.13
Ames Research Center 28 $138,455.61
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 26 $123,220.50
National Institutes of Health 21 $132,496.48
Rural Utilities Service 15 $107,430.33
Geological Survey 14 $98,811.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 13 $133,821.23
National Protection and Programs Directorate 11 $137,527.73
Bureau of Industry and Security 10 $133,562.20
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 7 $137,573.14
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $110,383.00
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $143,767.17
Department of State 6 $124,485.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 6 $126,756.67
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $91,147.33
Science and Technology Directorate 6 $116,998.17
John C. Stennis Space Center 6 $103,489.67
Headquarters, Nasa 5 $153,744.80
Agricultural Research Service 5 $86,135.20
Forest Service 5 $89,621.40
U.S. Secret Service 5 $125,573.40
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $123,243.00
Veterans Health Administration 4 $95,047.75
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $131,311.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $84,142.75
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $111,758.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $121,498.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $80,752.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $121,268.50
Customs and Border Protection 2 $119,677.00
U.S. Mint 2 $100,958.50
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 2 $103,153.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $105,888.50
Transportation Security Administration 1 $120,702.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $144,385.00
Financial Management Service 1 $136,971.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $133,264.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $125,695.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $110,207.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $92,732.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $107,369.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $115,742.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $90,900.00
National Science Foundation 1 $168,957.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $146,883.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $61,234.00

Electronics Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electronics Engineer is $117,173.99. The highest paid Electronics Engineer made $185,126 in 2011.

Common Electronics Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electronics Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,715
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 700
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 196
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 131
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 26
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 21
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 13
ES - Senior Executive Service 7
SL - Senior Level Positions 6
ST - Scientific And Professional 5
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 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 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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