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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $66,133.98* *Based on the 2012 average.

Engineer Technician was the 69th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 4,095 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $54,218.

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 559 $54,218.42
Natural Resources Conservation Service 461 $53,977.79
Federal Aviation Administration 346 $77,897.82
Bureau of Land Management 278 $58,334.65
Veterans Health Administration 276 $63,951.29
Bureau of Reclamation 192 $57,997.10
Langley Research Center 181 $77,605.70
Indian Affairs 174 $55,162.89
Public Buildings Service 150 $84,303.49
Indian Health Service 136 $50,138.15
Federal Highway Administration 130 $66,740.02
National Institute of Standards and Technology 99 $78,100.02
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 98 $87,380.54
Agricultural Research Service 95 $50,243.01
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 80 $73,220.25
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 80 $73,541.08
U.S. Coast Guard 76 $66,261.66
National Institutes of Health 69 $75,687.94
Department of Energy 68 $72,453.03
Goddard Space Flight Center 52 $98,225.71
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 52 $80,702.75
Ames Research Center 47 $107,369.02
Dryden Flight Research Center 46 $87,393.91
Federal Bureau of Investigation 40 $101,868.70
Environmental Protection Agency 39 $61,076.38
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 37 $81,167.41
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 34 $58,448.38
National Park Service 31 $48,578.77
John F. Kennedy Space Center 26 $85,406.85
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 20 $48,686.20
Geological Survey 15 $72,679.00
National Gallery of Art 13 $88,689.85
Mine Safety and Health Administration 12 $68,271.08
U.S. Mint 12 $84,483.75
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $71,907.80
Food and Drug Administration 5 $79,953.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $71,839.50
Department of State 4 $94,837.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $65,917.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $87,033.50
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 4 $82,161.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $56,835.00
Transportation Security Administration 3 $84,007.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 3 $57,810.33
Government Printing Office 3 $67,756.33
Maritime Administration 3 $73,358.67
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $82,042.33
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $81,567.50
National Cemetery Administration 2 $88,887.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $80,276.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $64,442.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $102,945.50
Departmental Administration 1 $27,630.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $40,956.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $88,220.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $61,952.00
Social Security Administration 1 $97,333.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $90,246.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 1 $27,990.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $87,329.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $30,456.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $62,398.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $75,708.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $69,559.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $66,133.98. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $146,580 in 2012.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,600
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 315
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 130
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
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 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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