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Engineer Equipment Operator - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Engineer Equipment Operator"

How much does an Engineer Equipment Operator in the federal government get paid? $56,072.63* *Based on the 2016 average.

Engineer Equipment Operator was the 137th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,531 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2016, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Engineering Equipment Operating, with an average salary of $52,997.

Government Engineering Equipment Operating jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Engineering Equipment Operating job is FWS-8, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-11. 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

This standard is to be used for grading nonsupervisory jobs which involve the operation of gasoline- or diesel-powered engineering and construction equipment with wheeled or crawler type traction. Jobs covered are those involving the operation of equipment such as graders, tractors with bulldozer or angledozer blades, front-end loaders, backhoes, trench diggers, and large industrial tractors with pan or scraper attachments. This equipment is used to perform such functions as cutting, moving, digging, grading, and rolling earth, sand, stone, and other materials, and to maintain ditches, road shoulders and beds, and firelines.

Agencies that have hired an Engineer Equipment Operator

Engineer Equipment Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Equipment Operator is $56,072.63. The highest paid Engineer Equipment Operator made $105,580 in 2016.

Common Engineer Equipment Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Equipment Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,253
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 107
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 84
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 23
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 22
FW - Wage Grade 19
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 10
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 3
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2
FL - Wage Leaders 2
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Sup 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1

Starting Paygrade: $10.62 to $23.66 / hour at paygrade FWS-8
Maximum Paygrade: $12.04 to $28.58 / hour at paygrade FWS-11

Other Jobs at the FWS-8 Paygrade

FWS-8 is the starting paygrade for Engineering Equipment Operating jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-8 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Bearing ReconditioningFWS-5FWS-8
Braking-Switching and ConductingFWS-7FWS-9
Electric Power ControllingFWS-8FWS-10
Blocking and BracingFWS-7FWS-8

Average Engineering Equipment Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for an Engineer Equipment Operator was $45,405. Since then, the average pay has increased to $56,073 in 2016.

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 5716.

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