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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $70,004.41* *Based on the 2015 average.

Engineer Technician was the 74th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 3,600 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $77,034.

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
Federal Aviation Administration 495 $77,033.58
Forest Service 420 $57,151.70
Natural Resources Conservation Service 407 $56,769.05
Veterans Health Administration 256 $65,699.03
Bureau of Land Management 255 $66,184.22
Bureau of Reclamation 140 $62,272.75
Langley Research Center 136 $82,086.01
Indian Affairs 124 $55,189.63
Indian Health Service 122 $51,357.39
Public Buildings Service 122 $88,921.57
National Institute of Standards and Technology 98 $82,837.49
Agricultural Research Service 96 $49,864.45
Federal Highway Administration 95 $73,436.64
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 92 $73,987.21
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 71 $91,975.00
U.S. Coast Guard 68 $75,837.81
Department of Energy 54 $81,878.11
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 54 $75,700.63
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 50 $82,922.46
Dryden Flight Research Center 48 $87,567.04
National Institutes of Health 45 $89,483.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 43 $104,302.77
Ames Research Center 34 $109,576.41
Federal Bureau of Investigation 32 $108,379.22
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 30 $63,510.93
Environmental Protection Agency 27 $70,807.22
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 26 $84,991.19
John F. Kennedy Space Center 26 $88,297.81
National Park Service 18 $60,377.33
National Gallery of Art 14 $85,835.14
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 13 $53,114.85
Geological Survey 12 $76,118.00
U.S. Mint 11 $81,589.27
Mine Safety and Health Administration 9 $67,861.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $63,207.50
Maritime Administration 4 $75,385.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $67,604.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $83,300.50
Food and Drug Administration 3 $82,208.67
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $87,699.67
Government Printing Office 3 $70,502.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $85,679.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $67,940.50
National Cemetery Administration 2 $88,899.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $77,538.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $85,546.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $107,906.00
Transportation Security Administration 2 $111,155.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $68,863.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 2 $79,653.50
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $64,955.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $94,226.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $93,826.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $97,050.00
Social Security Administration 1 $99,296.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $153,450.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $62,920.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $49,668.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $79,592.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $82,471.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $99,296.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $44,220.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $70,004.41. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $153,450 in 2015.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,971
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 480
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 115
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 15
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 7
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 1
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 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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