Electronics Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Electronics Engineer"

How much does an Electronics Engineer in the federal government get paid? $124,168.59* *Based on the 2016 average.
2,551 EMPLOYEES
$316.63M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Electronics Engineer was the 96th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 2,551 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Electronics Engineering, with an average salary of $120,412.

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 754 $120,412.41
Goddard Space Flight Center 237 $127,466.23
Federal Communications Commission 228 $139,298.87
National Institute of Standards and Technology 127 $138,208.54
Federal Bureau of Investigation 124 $132,771.31
Langley Research Center 114 $119,699.43
John F. Kennedy Space Center 112 $112,023.51
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 108 $116,788.86
Department of Energy 104 $104,346.22
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 97 $126,634.65
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 89 $134,232.43
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 85 $118,872.19
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 48 $119,054.75
Office of Secretary of Transportation 36 $127,520.17
Dryden Flight Research Center 33 $107,178.39
Food and Drug Administration 30 $120,276.27
Ames Research Center 28 $136,092.54
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 23 $135,322.39
National Institutes of Health 17 $141,503.76
Rural Utilities Service 16 $114,132.31
National Protection and Programs Directorate 12 $137,136.92
U.S. Secret Service 10 $131,746.50
Bureau of Industry and Security 9 $138,825.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 9 $141,976.22
Geological Survey 7 $107,386.86
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $120,372.83
Broadcasting Board of Governors 6 $125,966.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $125,478.40
Forest Service 5 $94,946.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $146,405.00
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $137,953.20
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $97,381.00
Headquarters, Nasa 5 $151,454.80
Department of State 5 $136,700.60
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5 $112,263.00
Agricultural Research Service 5 $105,318.75
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $82,520.75
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $127,313.33
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $111,901.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 2 $109,615.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $104,142.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $85,679.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $88,183.00
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $95,181.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $142,503.50
Veterans Health Administration 2 $77,076.50
National Science Foundation 2 $169,686.00
U.S. Mint 2 $107,779.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $109,934.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $72,952.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $101,335.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $145,162.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $141,555.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $115,089.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $149,642.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $116,722.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $141,938.00

Electronics Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electronics Engineer is $124,168.59. The highest paid Electronics Engineer made $204,140 in 2016.

Common Electronics Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electronics Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,511
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 742
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 225
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 23
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 11
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 7
ST - Scientific And Professional 7
SL - Senior Level Positions 7
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 6
ES - Senior Executive Service 4
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 1
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP

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
Telecommunications ProcessingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Electronics EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Cash ProcessingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Plant PhysiologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Safety TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Electronics Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for an Electronics Engineer was $93,959. Since then, the average pay has increased to $126,746 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0855.

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