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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $77,854.89* *Based on the 2021 average.

Engineer Technician was the 75th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 3,573 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $86,647.

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 482 $86,647.42
Natural Resources Conservation Service 419 $60,956.63
Forest Service 368 $64,483.21
Bureau of Land Management 262 $73,031.91
Federal Emergency Management Agency 254 $65,793.29
Veterans Health Administration 250 $72,783.36
Public Buildings Service 133 $101,966.33
Bureau of Reclamation 118 $69,563.03
Indian Health Service 115 $56,281.76
National Institute of Standards and Technology 95 $100,367.68
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 88 $83,468.83
U.S. Coast Guard 83 $85,261.73
Agricultural Research Service 82 $58,925.63
Langley Research Center 79 $88,097.58
Federal Highway Administration 78 $83,015.53
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 62 $82,063.48
Goddard Space Flight Center 57 $110,097.93
Dryden Flight Research Center 52 $99,025.60
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 51 $102,574.57
National Institutes of Health 51 $95,963.94
Indian Affairs 47 $69,620.30
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 46 $100,246.74
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 34 $66,172.68
Department of Energy 32 $94,159.63
Federal Bureau of Investigation 28 $129,594.96
Ames Research Center 28 $125,933.89
John F. Kennedy Space Center 24 $99,834.79
Environmental Protection Agency 21 $76,703.81
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 20 $100,123.35
Geological Survey 15 $83,294.67
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 14 $57,572.57
National Park Service 13 $63,138.46
National Gallery of Art 11 $99,152.64
U.S. Mint 9 $98,023.00
Department of State 8 $116,926.75
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $83,000.25
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $72,987.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $107,816.33
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 3 $99,733.00
Government Printing Office 3 $87,292.33
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $88,407.00
Maritime Administration 2 $94,627.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 2 $84,878.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $126,781.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $0.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $97,773.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $86,682.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $83,668.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $89,730.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $193,847.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $114,037.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $79,187.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $116,582.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $58,776.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $101,734.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $104,641.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $156,172.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $51,103.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $113,362.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $77,854.89. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $193,847 in 2021.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,714
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 482
IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) 247
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 103
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 11
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: $20,172.00 / 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 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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for an Engineer Technician was $54,794. Since then, the average pay has increased to $77,855 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 0802.

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