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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $70,751.45* *Based on the 2016 average.
3,528 EMPLOYEES
$249.54M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Engineer Technician was the 75th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 3,528 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $77,034.

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 495 $77,033.58
Forest Service 420 $57,151.70
Natural Resources Conservation Service 407 $56,769.05
Veterans Health Administration 256 $65,699.03
Bureau of Land Management 255 $66,184.22
Bureau of Reclamation 140 $62,272.75
Langley Research Center 136 $82,086.01
Indian Affairs 124 $55,189.63
Public Buildings Service 122 $88,921.57
Indian Health Service 122 $51,357.39
National Institute of Standards and Technology 98 $82,837.49
Agricultural Research Service 96 $49,864.45
Federal Highway Administration 95 $73,436.64
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 92 $73,987.21
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 71 $91,975.00
U.S. Coast Guard 68 $75,837.81
Department of Energy 54 $81,878.11
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 54 $75,700.63
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 50 $82,922.46
Dryden Flight Research Center 48 $87,567.04
National Institutes of Health 45 $89,483.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 43 $104,302.77
Ames Research Center 34 $109,576.41
Federal Bureau of Investigation 32 $108,379.22
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 30 $63,510.93
Environmental Protection Agency 27 $70,807.22
John F. Kennedy Space Center 26 $88,297.81
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 26 $84,991.19
National Park Service 18 $60,377.33
National Gallery of Art 14 $85,835.14
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 13 $53,114.85
Geological Survey 12 $76,118.00
U.S. Mint 11 $81,589.27
Mine Safety and Health Administration 9 $67,861.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $63,207.50
Maritime Administration 4 $75,385.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $83,300.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $67,604.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $87,699.67
Government Printing Office 3 $70,502.67
Food and Drug Administration 3 $82,208.67
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $85,546.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $68,863.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $67,940.50
Transportation Security Administration 2 $111,155.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 2 $79,653.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $77,538.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $85,679.50
National Cemetery Administration 2 $88,899.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $107,906.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $79,592.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $49,668.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $62,920.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $153,450.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $93,826.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $44,220.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $99,296.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $94,226.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $82,471.00
Social Security Administration 1 $99,296.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $64,955.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $97,050.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $70,751.45. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $163,035 in 2016.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,875
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 504
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 110
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 14
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 10
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 8
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 1

Starting Paygrade: $18,526.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $56,229.00 / 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
Language ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Hydrologic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Claims Assistance and ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Autopsy AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Engineering Technical Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for an Engineer Technician was $54,794. Since then, the average pay has increased to $70,751 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0802.

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