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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $65,755.15* *Based on the 2011 average.

Engineer Technician was the 67th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 4,291 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $54,343.

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 630 $54,342.65
Natural Resources Conservation Service 465 $54,523.60
Federal Aviation Administration 351 $76,314.65
Bureau of Land Management 286 $57,605.91
Veterans Health Administration 278 $64,064.21
Bureau of Reclamation 204 $57,602.44
Langley Research Center 190 $77,178.39
Indian Affairs 181 $54,751.45
Public Buildings Service 158 $82,793.37
Indian Health Service 150 $50,323.85
Federal Highway Administration 128 $70,299.27
Agricultural Research Service 106 $51,524.86
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 105 $86,666.51
National Institute of Standards and Technology 104 $76,890.05
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 85 $71,824.61
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 80 $73,828.78
Department of Energy 75 $73,780.56
U.S. Coast Guard 70 $69,406.34
National Institutes of Health 66 $76,964.65
Goddard Space Flight Center 57 $97,193.28
Ames Research Center 49 $106,567.57
Dryden Flight Research Center 46 $86,792.13
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 44 $82,654.05
Environmental Protection Agency 42 $60,443.24
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 40 $55,098.58
Federal Bureau of Investigation 40 $100,755.80
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 39 $80,471.10
National Park Service 37 $49,813.32
John F. Kennedy Space Center 28 $84,319.75
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 21 $51,424.81
Geological Survey 19 $65,018.58
Mine Safety and Health Administration 15 $68,182.67
National Gallery of Art 13 $85,866.38
U.S. Mint 11 $87,363.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $70,916.83
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $80,964.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 5 $59,836.80
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $71,978.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 4 $80,441.50
Food and Drug Administration 4 $74,416.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $65,811.50
Government Printing Office 4 $76,651.25
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 3 $33,344.00
Department of State 3 $94,837.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 3 $30,598.00
Transportation Security Administration 3 $84,247.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 3 $65,430.67
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $64,341.33
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $101,702.50
National Cemetery Administration 2 $87,157.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $79,129.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $81,942.00
Maritime Administration 2 $77,673.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $61,960.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $78,090.50
Social Security Administration 1 $97,333.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $84,855.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $61,678.00
Departmental Administration 1 $27,130.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $42,506.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $87,000.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $61,952.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $89,846.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $72,876.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $65,755.15. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $145,190 in 2011.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,782
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 320
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 138
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 31
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 8
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
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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