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Electronics Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Electronics Engineer"

How much does an Electronics Engineer in the federal government get paid? $117,971.40* *Based on the 2012 average.

Electronics Engineer was the 88th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 2,771 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Electronics Engineering, with an average salary of $116,016.

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 815 $116,016.25
Goddard Space Flight Center 268 $118,073.86
Federal Communications Commission 260 $131,675.32
Federal Bureau of Investigation 137 $121,884.17
Langley Research Center 123 $114,337.09
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 116 $122,184.77
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 109 $114,848.18
National Institute of Standards and Technology 104 $133,931.08
John F. Kennedy Space Center 102 $104,785.93
Department of Energy 100 $98,614.29
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 98 $114,892.98
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 66 $120,665.89
U.S. Coast Guard 62 $108,113.61
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 57 $113,597.25
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 35 $120,148.43
Food and Drug Administration 34 $113,915.94
Dryden Flight Research Center 32 $106,472.31
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 31 $123,770.35
Ames Research Center 28 $136,600.79
National Institutes of Health 19 $134,863.58
Rural Utilities Service 19 $106,117.58
Geological Survey 13 $95,283.08
Broadcasting Board of Governors 12 $130,559.67
National Protection and Programs Directorate 11 $138,540.27
Bureau of Industry and Security 11 $132,691.18
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 7 $136,535.00
Department of State 6 $127,900.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 6 $129,695.83
U.S. Secret Service 6 $125,366.33
John C. Stennis Space Center 6 $106,390.67
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $92,201.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 6 $115,415.33
Forest Service 5 $91,475.20
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $123,594.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $92,887.00
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $146,744.40
Science and Technology Directorate 4 $115,734.50
Agricultural Research Service 4 $89,857.50
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $132,050.25
Customs and Border Protection 3 $120,812.67
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $157,966.67
Veterans Health Administration 3 $87,969.67
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $123,560.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $99,543.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $122,744.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $79,364.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $109,126.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 2 $102,596.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $81,818.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $144,385.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $144,383.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $133,264.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $136,771.00
U.S. Mint 1 $89,913.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $106,369.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $96,369.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $63,148.00
National Science Foundation 1 $163,957.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $109,807.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $120,331.00

Electronics Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electronics Engineer is $117,971.40. The highest paid Electronics Engineer made $185,757 in 2012.

Common Electronics Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electronics Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,686
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 685
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 192
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 127
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 31
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 16
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 11
SL - Senior Level Positions 7
ES - Senior Executive Service 6
ST - Scientific And Professional 5
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Electronics Engineer was $93,959. Since then, the average pay has increased to $131,841 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 0855.

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