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Engineer Equipment Operator - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Engineer Equipment Operator"

How much does an Engineer Equipment Operator in the federal government get paid? $63,141.68* *Based on the 2021 average.

Engineer Equipment Operator was the 142nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 1,355 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Engineering Equipment Operating, with an average salary of $61,308.

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 $63,141.68. The highest paid Engineer Equipment Operator made $128,767 in 2021.

Common Engineer Equipment Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Equipment Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 1,098
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 102
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 94
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 22
FW - Wage Grade (similar To The Nonsupervisory Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System) 13
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Nonsupervisory - Federal Wage System 6
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage System Not Otherwise Designated 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 3
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 2
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 2
XC - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Supervisory - Federal Wage System 2
XB - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Leader - Federal Wage System 2
* - Invalid 2
FL - Wage Leaders (similar To The Leader Pay Schedule Under The Federal Wage System) 2

Starting Paygrade: $10.68 to $28.58 / hour at paygrade FWS-8
Maximum Paygrade: $12.06 to $34.60 / 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
Engineering Equipment OperatingFWS-8FWS-11
Fuel Distribution System OperatingFWS-6FWS-10

Average Engineering Equipment Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for an Engineer Equipment Operator was $45,405. Since then, the average pay has increased to $63,142 in 2021.

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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