Electronics Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Electronics Mechanic"How much does an Electronics Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $78,393.50* *Based on the 2020 average.
Electronics Mechanic was the 286th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 326 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.
In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Electronics Mechanic, with an average salary of $64,767.
Government Electronics Mechanic jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Electronics Mechanic job is FWS-8, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-12. 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.
This standard is for grading nonsupervisory jobs involved in fabricating, overhauling, modifying, installing, troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining ground, airborne, and marine electronic equipment, such as: radio; radar; sonar; cryptographic; satellite; microwave; micro computers and peripherals; laser; infrared; industrial x-ray; marine, aeronautical, and space navigation aid; TV receiver; surveillance; and similar devices. The work requires knowledge of electronic principles; the ability to recognize improper operation, locate the cause, and determine the best method to correct the defect; and the skill to disassemble, assemble, and adjust electronic equipment. The work includes using both manual and automated test equipment. The work may require the use of a personal computer and numerous software packages to program or realign various components or systems, download information, and detect equipment deficiencies.
Agencies that have hired an Electronics Mechanic
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||182||$64,766.74|
|Department of Energy||43||$122,977.81|
|U.S. Coast Guard||41||$75,472.51|
|Bureau of Reclamation||30||$108,318.63|
|Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust)||7||$74,568.43|
|Bureau of the Census||5||$66,312.40|
|Public Buildings Service||3||$77,726.67|
|International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico||2||$63,288.50|
|Agricultural Research Service||2||$54,303.50|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||2||$74,944.00|
|St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation||1||$70,728.00|
|National Park Service||1||$71,542.00|
|Federal Bureau of Investigation||1||$0.00|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||1||$88,739.00|
Electronics Mechanic Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Electronics Mechanic is $78,393.50. The highest paid Electronics Mechanic made $130,542 in 2020.
Common Electronics Mechanic Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Electronics Mechanic Employees|
|WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System||225|
|BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees||69|
|WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System||16|
|WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System||11|
|WD - Production Facilitating Non-supervisory - Federal Wage System||2|
|XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Employees--federal Wage System||2|
|WU - Aircraft, Electronic Equipment, And Optical Instrument Overhaul And Repair In Puerto Rico - Nonsupervisory - F||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$26.35 to $10.20 / hour at paygrade FWS-8|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$33.08 to $11.48 / hour at paygrade FWS-12|
|Occupation Family:||ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE FAMILY|
Other Jobs at the FWS-8 Paygrade
FWS-8 is the starting paygrade for Electronics Mechanic jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-8 paygrade.
|Occupation||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Water Treatment Plant Operating||FWS-7||FWS-9|
|Heating and Boiler Plant Equipment Mechanic||FWS-8||FWS-10|
Average Electronics Mechanic Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for an Electronics Mechanic was $53,867. Since then, the average pay has increased to $78,394 in 2020.
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