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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $73,196.25* *Based on the 2018 average.

Engineer Technician was the 73rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 3,474 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $80,261.

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 500 $80,260.92
Natural Resources Conservation Service 374 $59,434.10
Forest Service 362 $61,629.64
Bureau of Land Management 289 $67,693.09
Veterans Health Administration 257 $67,773.89
Bureau of Reclamation 132 $63,828.26
Public Buildings Service 122 $93,293.30
Indian Health Service 117 $52,879.28
Langley Research Center 116 $85,552.89
Indian Affairs 115 $57,565.16
National Institute of Standards and Technology 96 $89,024.60
Agricultural Research Service 90 $50,684.44
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 90 $75,653.27
Federal Highway Administration 86 $77,289.27
U.S. Coast Guard 70 $78,034.46
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 67 $92,794.31
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 62 $76,580.32
National Institutes of Health 53 $89,831.38
Dryden Flight Research Center 49 $93,087.86
Goddard Space Flight Center 49 $102,484.82
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 49 $89,694.78
Department of Energy 40 $86,519.28
Federal Bureau of Investigation 28 $121,100.32
Environmental Protection Agency 27 $72,677.19
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 25 $89,895.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 25 $70,124.44
Ames Research Center 24 $116,202.38
John F. Kennedy Space Center 22 $93,206.32
National Park Service 16 $62,819.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 13 $54,246.46
U.S. Mint 12 $105,989.00
Geological Survey 12 $80,080.17
National Gallery of Art 12 $89,105.08
Mine Safety and Health Administration 9 $74,763.67
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 $110,092.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 4 $83,071.00
Maritime Administration 3 $80,108.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $94,952.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $88,022.00
Government Printing Office 3 $77,700.33
Transportation Security Administration 2 $117,592.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $71,451.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $70,402.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $80,588.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 2 $85,351.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $90,395.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $113,634.00
National Cemetery Administration 2 $97,112.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $93,508.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $168,856.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $49,561.00
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 $47,877.00
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
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $84,697.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $72,168.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $82,027.00
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 $73,196.25. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $168,856 in 2018.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,837
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 489
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 110
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 11
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 10
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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