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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $79,743.34* *Based on the 2022 average.

Engineer Technician was the 78th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 3,438 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2022, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $88,196.

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.

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 Engineer Technician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Aviation Administration 472 $88,195.96
Natural Resources Conservation Service 405 $62,002.39
Forest Service 352 $66,100.30
Bureau of Land Management 257 $74,682.66
Veterans Health Administration 243 $74,520.52
Federal Emergency Management Agency 214 $68,626.39
Public Buildings Service 136 $105,583.09
Bureau of Reclamation 120 $69,821.70
Indian Health Service 114 $57,847.90
National Institute of Standards and Technology 92 $102,400.99
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 85 $85,814.33
U.S. Coast Guard 80 $87,317.81
Agricultural Research Service 79 $60,032.51
Federal Highway Administration 77 $85,418.30
Langley Research Center 69 $89,100.65
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 59 $82,327.19
Dryden Flight Research Center 54 $101,612.43
Goddard Space Flight Center 54 $112,812.85
National Institutes of Health 50 $99,486.34
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 48 $105,322.69
Indian Affairs 46 $71,366.17
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 42 $102,559.57
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 32 $69,167.09
Department of Energy 32 $96,638.78
Federal Bureau of Investigation 27 $130,371.78
Ames Research Center 27 $128,028.89
John F. Kennedy Space Center 23 $99,256.00
Environmental Protection Agency 18 $76,761.44
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 18 $103,245.83
Geological Survey 15 $85,907.20
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 14 $58,518.50
National Park Service 14 $65,743.07
National Gallery of Art 10 $97,137.90
Department of State 9 $119,278.33
U.S. Mint 7 $102,003.29
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $85,058.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $73,646.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $111,015.67
Government Printing Office 3 $89,932.33
Maritime Administration 3 $82,945.67
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 3 $102,388.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $88,824.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $85,997.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $100,034.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $89,947.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $0.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $98,818.50
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $64,284.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $52,841.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $116,788.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $110,103.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $159,862.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $141,434.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $94,932.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $192,347.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $77,447.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $116,788.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $81,540.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $121,491.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $79,743.34. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $192,347 in 2022.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,636
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 472
IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) 207
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 99
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 8
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 3
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 1
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $63,734.00 / 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 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 AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Cartographic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Contact RepresentativeClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Respiratory TherapistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Engineering Technical Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for an Engineer Technician was $54,794. Since then, the average pay has increased to $79,743 in 2022.

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 0802.

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