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Electronics Technician - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Electronics Technician"

How much does an Electronics Technician in the federal government get paid? $89,529.24* *Based on the 2020 average.

Electronics Technician was the 102nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 2,335 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Electronics Technical, with an average salary of $121,244.

Government Electronics Technical jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Electronics Technical job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. 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

Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.

Agencies that have hired an Electronics Technician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Bureau of Investigation 556 $121,243.56
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 408 $82,791.39
Federal Aviation Administration 363 $97,363.96
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 262 $81,072.78
Veterans Health Administration 164 $73,483.71
Forest Service 144 $78,377.03
U.S. Coast Guard 40 $91,688.93
Geological Survey 38 $81,801.58
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 36 $78,853.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 32 $94,698.47
Dryden Flight Research Center 28 $96,469.86
Federal Emergency Management Agency 28 $103,676.43
Goddard Space Flight Center 24 $114,348.75
Broadcasting Board of Governors 22 $127,941.73
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 21 $87,004.19
Bureau of Land Management 20 $80,144.35
Langley Research Center 19 $81,571.53
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 15 $101,374.60
Public Buildings Service 12 $98,981.67
Department of Energy 10 $89,266.00
National Park Service 9 $70,472.22
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $73,412.33
Social Security Administration 5 $89,773.80
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 5 $0.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 5 $55,373.60
Natural Resources Conservation Service 5 $73,239.60
U.S. Secret Service 5 $89,789.00
National Gallery of Art 4 $76,843.75
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 4 $100,956.00
Indian Health Service 4 $76,809.75
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $103,774.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $71,188.25
Agricultural Research Service 3 $59,680.33
Department of State 3 $118,634.33
U.S. Marshals Service 3 $135,401.67
Food and Drug Administration 3 $90,401.67
U.S. Mint 2 $106,308.00
Maritime Administration 2 $103,428.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 2 $89,265.00
Federal Communications Commission 2 $115,019.00
Departmental Administration 2 $69,457.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $85,234.50
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $103,605.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 1 $112,930.00
Indian Affairs 1 $78,943.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $100,727.00
Ames Research Center 1 $140,966.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $100,727.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $91,422.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $0.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $78,705.00

Electronics Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Electronics Technician is $89,529.24. The highest paid Electronics Technician made $174,814 in 2020.

Common Electronics Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Electronics Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,860
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 319
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 88
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 44
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 11
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 11
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Electronics Technical jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Telecommunications ProcessingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Survey TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Nursing AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Environmental Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Plant Protection TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Electronics Technical Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Electronics Technician was $64,857. Since then, the average pay has increased to $89,529 in 2020.

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 0856.

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