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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? $73,701.56* *Based on the 2018 average.

Engineer Technician was the 74th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 3,707 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 $81,730.

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 523 $81,729.86
Forest Service 431 $59,526.61
Natural Resources Conservation Service 387 $59,874.33
Bureau of Land Management 302 $68,647.77
Veterans Health Administration 260 $69,411.70
Bureau of Reclamation 146 $63,437.80
Public Buildings Service 129 $95,633.44
Langley Research Center 122 $85,563.36
Agricultural Research Service 118 $45,981.25
Indian Health Service 118 $54,310.53
National Institute of Standards and Technology 101 $89,260.70
Indian Affairs 98 $61,105.55
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 96 $78,570.74
Federal Highway Administration 94 $77,257.01
U.S. Coast Guard 81 $79,586.69
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 69 $95,141.74
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 66 $76,770.05
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 55 $89,854.04
Dryden Flight Research Center 55 $95,031.69
National Institutes of Health 55 $93,266.40
Goddard Space Flight Center 53 $105,647.70
Department of Energy 43 $87,838.14
Federal Bureau of Investigation 29 $123,806.96
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 25 $71,648.48
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 25 $91,953.40
John F. Kennedy Space Center 25 $91,012.80
National Park Service 24 $56,254.92
Environmental Protection Agency 24 $73,875.79
Ames Research Center 23 $121,341.52
Geological Survey 15 $80,549.53
National Gallery of Art 13 $91,947.23
U.S. Mint 12 $106,012.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 12 $56,020.25
Mine Safety and Health Administration 9 $76,118.56
Department of State 6 $112,546.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 6 $63,962.83
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $75,523.25
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $74,389.75
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 4 $87,219.50
Maritime Administration 4 $82,966.25
Food and Drug Administration 3 $97,972.67
Government Printing Office 3 $79,481.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $97,131.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $90,681.67
Transportation Security Administration 2 $120,483.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 2 $87,316.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $93,828.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $72,577.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $68,519.50
National Cemetery Administration 2 $98,222.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $117,562.50
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $106,012.00
Social Security Administration 1 $106,012.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $177,278.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $92,942.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $65,778.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $50,392.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $88,050.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $71,230.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $104,884.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $47,145.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $0.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $86,182.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $92,421.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $105,483.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $106,012.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $73,701.56. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $177,278 in 2018.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,048
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 513
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 115
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 10
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 10
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $61,227.00 / 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
Office DraftingTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Hydrologic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Claims Assistance and ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Autopsy AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Engineering Technical Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for an Engineer Technician was $54,794. Since then, the average pay has increased to $77,855 in 2021.

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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