Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $77,154.94* *Based on the 2020 average.
Engineer Technician was the 76th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 3,444 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $83,490.
Government Engineering Technical jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Engineering 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.
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 Engineer Technician
Engineer Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $77,154.94. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $189,890 in 2020.
Common Engineer Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Engineering Technical Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||2,696|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||519|
|ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician||109|
|IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1)||89|
|GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate||18|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||7|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||3|
|SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives||2|
|SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay||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|
|Occupation Family:||0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Engineering 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|
|Editorial Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Cartographic Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Contact Representative||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Closed Microphone Reporting||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Respiratory Therapist||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Engineering Technical Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for an Engineer Technician was $54,794. Since then, the average pay has increased to $77,155 in 2020.
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