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Electronics Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Electronics Engineer"

How much does an Electronics Engineer in the federal government get paid? $118,793.24* *Based on the 2013 average.

Electronics Engineer was the 90th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 2,696 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Electronics Engineering, with an average salary of $117,244.

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 787 $117,244.40
Federal Communications Commission 272 $130,787.45
Goddard Space Flight Center 259 $120,753.87
Federal Bureau of Investigation 133 $122,703.53
Langley Research Center 123 $113,570.96
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 110 $113,967.65
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 109 $122,831.56
Department of Energy 104 $101,938.36
National Institute of Standards and Technology 100 $135,512.11
John F. Kennedy Space Center 99 $106,024.57
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 88 $112,989.25
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 64 $122,437.83
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 55 $115,365.16
U.S. Coast Guard 54 $107,610.67
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 37 $117,400.14
Food and Drug Administration 33 $113,728.81
Dryden Flight Research Center 31 $107,865.97
Ames Research Center 27 $134,346.33
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 27 $126,493.44
National Institutes of Health 19 $135,647.00
Rural Utilities Service 18 $105,373.67
Broadcasting Board of Governors 11 $128,236.45
Geological Survey 11 $92,302.18
Bureau of Industry and Security 11 $134,341.18
National Protection and Programs Directorate 10 $136,844.30
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 8 $137,183.88
U.S. Secret Service 7 $124,745.43
Department of State 6 $129,172.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 6 $130,495.67
John C. Stennis Space Center 6 $109,251.83
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 6 $115,415.33
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $146,404.40
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $89,543.80
Headquarters, Nasa 5 $155,582.00
Forest Service 5 $90,787.40
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $125,549.60
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $92,401.80
Science and Technology Directorate 4 $115,734.50
Agricultural Research Service 3 $95,627.67
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3 $102,554.00
Veterans Health Administration 3 $88,607.67
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 2 $102,596.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $99,218.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $80,719.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $110,610.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $81,818.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $135,017.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $144,383.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $148,510.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $132,009.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $106,369.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $95,459.00
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
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $136,771.00
U.S. Mint 1 $91,235.00

Electronics Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electronics Engineer is $118,793.24. The highest paid Electronics Engineer made $180,757 in 2013.

Common Electronics Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electronics Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,663
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 654
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 180
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 130
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 27
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 11
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 10
SL - Senior Level Positions 6
ST - Scientific And Professional 5
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 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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