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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $62,446.44* *Based on the 2008 average.

Engineer Technician was the 63rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 4,520 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $51,649.

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
Forest Service 654 $51,648.59
Natural Resources Conservation Service 450 $51,603.19
Veterans Health Administration 429 $61,678.73
Federal Aviation Administration 319 $72,050.20
Bureau of Land Management 291 $54,618.41
Langley Research Center 213 $71,942.38
Indian Health Service 209 $51,274.56
Indian Affairs 188 $50,601.66
Bureau of Reclamation 176 $58,638.45
Public Buildings Service 166 $76,940.96
Federal Highway Administration 139 $65,497.81
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 127 $79,365.62
Agricultural Research Service 91 $49,820.49
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 90 $64,722.08
National Institute of Standards and Technology 90 $71,178.61
Department of Energy 89 $66,625.35
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 79 $68,750.05
Goddard Space Flight Center 67 $87,752.58
U.S. Coast Guard 66 $63,309.97
National Institutes of Health 64 $77,972.86
Ames Research Center 61 $98,593.67
Dryden Flight Research Center 46 $79,637.52
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 43 $73,639.37
Federal Bureau of Investigation 40 $97,531.15
National Park Service 38 $53,344.05
Environmental Protection Agency 37 $64,432.16
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 37 $77,839.97
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 35 $59,403.51
John F. Kennedy Space Center 30 $77,587.70
Mine Safety and Health Administration 20 $63,591.95
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 20 $46,757.90
Geological Survey 20 $66,029.05
National Gallery of Art 18 $75,009.50
U.S. Mint 15 $76,166.73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $62,685.11
Federal Emergency Management Agency 6 $72,030.50
Food and Drug Administration 5 $69,366.40
Government Printing Office 4 $66,996.50
Department of State 4 $84,301.50
National Cemetery Administration 4 $82,265.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 4 $64,778.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $61,597.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $68,746.33
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $73,558.50
Transportation Security Administration 2 $80,554.50
Maritime Administration 2 $79,093.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 2 $72,447.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $92,243.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $55,634.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $84,720.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $65,967.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $74,025.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $54,525.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $30,931.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $81,394.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $58,557.00
Social Security Administration 1 $86,046.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $82,736.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $62,446.44. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $133,387 in 2008.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,055
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 285
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 125
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 34
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2

Starting Paygrade: $19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,907.00 / 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Engineer Technician was $54,794. Since then, the average pay has increased to $75,506 in 2019.

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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