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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $69,243.12* *Based on the 2014 average.

Engineer Technician was the 93rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 3,705 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Forest Service hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $56,903.

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 440 $56,903.16
Federal Aviation Administration 428 $77,497.78
Natural Resources Conservation Service 421 $55,837.76
Veterans Health Administration 261 $65,373.12
Bureau of Land Management 253 $65,396.18
Bureau of Reclamation 164 $61,936.38
Langley Research Center 143 $80,374.41
Public Buildings Service 134 $86,810.39
Indian Affairs 128 $54,325.02
Indian Health Service 126 $51,281.95
Agricultural Research Service 105 $48,470.99
Federal Highway Administration 105 $73,584.62
National Institute of Standards and Technology 95 $82,093.35
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 92 $73,229.24
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 81 $90,249.98
U.S. Coast Guard 70 $72,248.71
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 63 $74,113.37
Department of Energy 57 $79,981.26
National Institutes of Health 51 $88,546.53
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 51 $79,393.22
Dryden Flight Research Center 47 $87,139.11
Goddard Space Flight Center 46 $101,846.26
Ames Research Center 41 $110,039.88
Federal Bureau of Investigation 35 $106,017.09
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 30 $82,827.70
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 29 $64,927.97
Environmental Protection Agency 27 $70,105.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 26 $86,802.85
National Park Service 17 $58,543.82
Geological Survey 16 $74,309.94
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 16 $52,000.19
National Gallery of Art 13 $85,635.31
U.S. Mint 11 $80,637.55
Mine Safety and Health Administration 9 $65,028.56
Department of State 6 $100,591.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $64,939.80
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $65,496.20
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 4 $86,049.00
Food and Drug Administration 4 $83,857.00
Transportation Security Administration 4 $94,165.25
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $85,223.50
Maritime Administration 3 $76,273.00
Government Printing Office 3 $69,808.67
National Cemetery Administration 3 $84,208.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $81,902.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $73,030.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $86,323.67
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $75,709.67
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $63,452.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $83,435.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $105,528.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 2 $50,620.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $66,145.50
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $62,297.00
Social Security Administration 1 $99,105.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $93,654.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $60,082.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $92,892.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $43,479.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $90,841.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $64,311.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $95,785.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $78,892.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $76,210.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $69,243.12. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $150,691 in 2014.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,139
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 396
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 116
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 32
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 9
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 5
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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