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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $63,872.28* *Based on the 2009 average.

Engineer Technician was the 64th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 4,489 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $50,895.

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 713 $50,895.12
Natural Resources Conservation Service 460 $53,417.21
Federal Aviation Administration 347 $74,704.72
Veterans Health Administration 304 $62,521.61
Bureau of Land Management 296 $56,383.84
Langley Research Center 214 $75,836.78
Indian Affairs 191 $52,372.65
Bureau of Reclamation 185 $57,626.41
Public Buildings Service 172 $79,616.19
Indian Health Service 172 $50,516.47
Federal Highway Administration 138 $69,247.28
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 122 $83,055.44
National Institute of Standards and Technology 96 $75,667.79
Agricultural Research Service 95 $50,734.08
Department of Energy 92 $66,823.67
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 89 $67,606.39
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 79 $71,079.75
U.S. Coast Guard 67 $65,435.36
National Institutes of Health 65 $79,602.38
Goddard Space Flight Center 61 $91,191.74
Ames Research Center 55 $102,960.65
Dryden Flight Research Center 49 $82,840.88
Environmental Protection Agency 42 $62,191.26
National Park Service 41 $55,046.66
Federal Bureau of Investigation 40 $100,325.70
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 40 $77,474.13
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 39 $82,006.92
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 36 $61,552.78
John F. Kennedy Space Center 29 $81,002.45
Mine Safety and Health Administration 21 $64,731.90
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 20 $49,093.65
Geological Survey 20 $63,866.00
National Gallery of Art 17 $81,101.18
U.S. Mint 13 $81,662.62
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 12 $58,529.42
Food and Drug Administration 6 $59,525.17
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $78,660.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 4 $69,490.75
Government Printing Office 4 $72,683.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $56,022.00
National Cemetery Administration 3 $81,016.00
Transportation Security Administration 3 $75,887.33
Maritime Administration 3 $72,551.00
Department of State 3 $93,028.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $64,678.67
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $61,470.33
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $76,231.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $98,430.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $74,203.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $75,500.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $58,810.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $38,117.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $31,966.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $60,612.00
Social Security Administration 1 $92,590.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $87,893.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $69,118.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $76,627.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $63,872.28. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $139,462 in 2009.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,991
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 314
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 130
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 33
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 2
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1

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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