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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $65,052.85* *Based on the 2010 average.

Engineer Technician was the 65th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 4,477 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $52,629.

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 718 $52,628.96
Natural Resources Conservation Service 479 $54,089.81
Federal Aviation Administration 351 $75,193.96
Bureau of Land Management 288 $58,352.07
Veterans Health Administration 282 $63,668.19
Langley Research Center 202 $77,414.07
Bureau of Reclamation 199 $56,890.50
Indian Affairs 194 $53,902.25
Indian Health Service 170 $50,897.75
Public Buildings Service 166 $81,944.91
Federal Highway Administration 134 $70,731.90
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 108 $85,624.46
National Institute of Standards and Technology 103 $76,883.50
Agricultural Research Service 101 $50,656.80
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 85 $72,726.80
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 85 $69,346.54
Department of Energy 84 $70,745.81
U.S. Coast Guard 67 $67,652.84
National Institutes of Health 60 $84,382.10
Goddard Space Flight Center 59 $95,421.00
National Park Service 51 $50,023.71
Ames Research Center 51 $105,760.51
Dryden Flight Research Center 49 $84,995.22
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 44 $81,232.82
Federal Bureau of Investigation 43 $101,633.91
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 38 $79,932.18
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 37 $59,879.00
Environmental Protection Agency 36 $66,052.86
John F. Kennedy Space Center 29 $83,442.34
Geological Survey 21 $66,278.76
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 21 $52,812.14
Mine Safety and Health Administration 18 $65,088.72
National Gallery of Art 15 $85,508.67
U.S. Mint 14 $86,618.07
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 6 $68,179.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $66,818.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $81,841.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $64,508.50
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 4 $75,129.25
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 4 $27,789.50
Food and Drug Administration 4 $74,416.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $65,871.00
Government Printing Office 4 $75,772.00
Maritime Administration 3 $74,797.00
Transportation Security Administration 3 $83,957.00
National Cemetery Administration 3 $86,922.67
Department of State 3 $94,005.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $62,918.33
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $78,090.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $78,081.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $100,140.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $77,983.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $100,904.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $84,855.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $89,450.00
Social Security Administration 1 $97,633.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $80,276.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $87,000.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $72,876.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $61,678.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $60,232.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $41,206.00
Departmental Administration 1 $27,130.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $65,052.85. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $144,990 in 2010.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,966
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 316
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 138
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 35
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 8
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 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 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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