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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $72,700.27* *Based on the 2017 average.

Engineer Technician was the 75th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 3,412 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $80,281.

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 497 $80,281.03
Natural Resources Conservation Service 375 $59,377.09
Forest Service 368 $60,943.44
Bureau of Land Management 291 $67,573.61
Veterans Health Administration 256 $67,836.56
Bureau of Reclamation 131 $63,769.89
Public Buildings Service 123 $93,697.34
Langley Research Center 118 $85,790.93
Indian Health Service 117 $53,092.26
Indian Affairs 115 $57,462.75
National Institute of Standards and Technology 96 $88,052.86
Agricultural Research Service 93 $49,968.83
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 89 $75,460.90
Federal Highway Administration 88 $76,635.52
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 69 $92,200.54
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 59 $77,188.68
National Institutes of Health 52 $89,613.23
Dryden Flight Research Center 49 $93,041.71
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 48 $89,690.13
Goddard Space Flight Center 47 $103,072.13
Department of Energy 42 $86,184.12
Federal Bureau of Investigation 28 $121,100.32
Environmental Protection Agency 27 $72,677.19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 25 $70,033.72
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 25 $89,895.00
Ames Research Center 24 $116,033.21
John F. Kennedy Space Center 22 $93,206.32
National Park Service 16 $62,480.88
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 13 $54,118.77
National Gallery of Art 12 $89,105.08
Geological Survey 12 $79,912.92
U.S. Mint 11 $10,240.27
Mine Safety and Health Administration 9 $74,540.67
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 6 $61,048.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $66,714.80
Department of State 5 $109,392.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 4 $83,071.00
Government Printing Office 3 $77,700.33
Maritime Administration 3 $80,108.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $94,952.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $87,213.67
Food and Drug Administration 2 $92,179.50
National Cemetery Administration 2 $95,809.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 2 $85,351.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $90,395.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $70,402.00
Transportation Security Administration 2 $117,592.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $79,386.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $71,298.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $113,634.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $69,634.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $102,532.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $46,377.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $49,561.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $82,292.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $82,027.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $86,555.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $72,168.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $91,415.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $104,139.00
Social Security Administration 1 $103,639.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $168,856.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $87,693.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $100,806.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $103,639.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $72,700.27. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $168,856 in 2017.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,777
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 486
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 110
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 11
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 11
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 10
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 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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