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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $68,432.81* *Based on the 2013 average.

Engineer Technician was the 73rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 3,740 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $56,566.

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 446 $56,565.56
Natural Resources Conservation Service 439 $55,143.71
Federal Aviation Administration 345 $78,869.60
Veterans Health Administration 267 $65,107.40
Bureau of Land Management 252 $60,343.66
Langley Research Center 177 $78,155.93
Bureau of Reclamation 172 $61,577.45
Public Buildings Service 145 $84,478.03
Indian Affairs 141 $54,217.20
Indian Health Service 125 $50,076.31
Federal Highway Administration 104 $72,777.29
Agricultural Research Service 93 $51,119.84
National Institute of Standards and Technology 93 $81,745.60
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 90 $71,761.36
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 90 $88,193.61
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 71 $73,844.69
U.S. Coast Guard 64 $73,004.16
Department of Energy 61 $78,524.10
National Institutes of Health 55 $86,800.05
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 50 $81,830.24
Dryden Flight Research Center 49 $86,042.24
Goddard Space Flight Center 48 $100,342.96
Ames Research Center 45 $107,377.60
Federal Bureau of Investigation 38 $102,028.37
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 32 $81,458.25
Environmental Protection Agency 28 $68,162.93
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 28 $64,060.46
John F. Kennedy Space Center 27 $85,254.56
National Park Service 19 $54,704.32
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 17 $50,279.82
National Gallery of Art 16 $83,092.88
Geological Survey 15 $73,592.47
U.S. Mint 13 $81,441.08
Mine Safety and Health Administration 10 $65,086.20
Department of State 6 $98,520.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $63,577.40
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $64,222.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $80,731.60
Transportation Security Administration 4 $91,177.50
Food and Drug Administration 4 $82,505.50
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 4 $84,050.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $72,841.00
Government Printing Office 3 $67,856.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $74,958.00
Maritime Administration 3 $74,797.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $82,723.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $80,587.33
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 2 $49,401.50
National Cemetery Administration 2 $89,993.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $88,598.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $65,195.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $59,275.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $81,567.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $104,483.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $74,872.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $74,958.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $43,350.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $88,352.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $61,952.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $61,678.00
Social Security Administration 1 $97,333.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $55,132.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $87,329.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $68,432.81. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $144,990 in 2013.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,246
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 312
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 120
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 33
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 12
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 9
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
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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