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Electronics Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Electronics Engineer"

How much does an Electronics Engineer in the federal government get paid? $131,841.34* *Based on the 2019 average.
2,516 EMPLOYEES
$330M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Electronics Engineer was the 294th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 2,516 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Electronics Engineering, with an average salary of $127,060.

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 700 $127,059.64
Goddard Space Flight Center 233 $139,508.09
Federal Communications Commission 202 $149,854.30
National Institute of Standards and Technology 130 $142,183.92
Federal Bureau of Investigation 124 $142,836.43
Langley Research Center 119 $128,238.62
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 108 $131,856.12
Department of Energy 108 $120,158.20
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 102 $146,866.09
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 102 $121,274.95
John F. Kennedy Space Center 102 $116,674.16
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 75 $127,123.24
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 64 $120,889.44
U.S. Coast Guard 45 $119,801.04
Dryden Flight Research Center 38 $113,099.39
Office of Secretary of Transportation 31 $137,715.55
Ames Research Center 24 $142,466.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 22 $145,286.00
Food and Drug Administration 21 $128,716.71
Rural Utilities Service 17 $115,811.94
National Institutes of Health 15 $142,690.80
National Protection and Programs Directorate 11 $150,490.18
U.S. Secret Service 11 $142,756.91
Bureau of Industry and Security 8 $152,241.63
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 8 $104,234.38
Broadcasting Board of Governors 7 $138,526.57
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 6 $154,078.17
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $139,980.67
Department of State 6 $147,367.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $151,610.60
Geological Survey 5 $113,742.40
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $135,996.40
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $102,418.20
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $111,252.40
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $92,301.50
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $169,280.50
Forest Service 4 $101,888.00
Federal Railroad Administration 4 $141,844.50
Agricultural Research Service 4 $117,777.25
National Transportation Safety Board 3 $109,615.33
National Science Foundation 2 $182,627.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $130,865.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $112,949.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $92,436.00
Veterans Health Administration 2 $81,444.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $111,341.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $132,818.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $79,504.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $125,005.00
U.S. Mint 1 $0.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $128,920.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $0.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $87,030.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $111,558.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $152,352.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $109,400.00

Electronics Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electronics Engineer is $131,841.34. The highest paid Electronics Engineer made $192,300 in 2019.

Common Electronics Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Electronics Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,520
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 686
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 236
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 22
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 13
ST - Scientific And Professional 8
SL - Senior Level Positions 8
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 6
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 2
EV - Federal Aviation Administration Executive Compensation Plan 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
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
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

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The series code of this occupation is 0855.

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