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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $75,505.99* *Based on the 2019 average.

Engineer Technician was the 314th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 3,310 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration hired the most employees titled Engineering Technical, with an average salary of $83,008.

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 474 $83,007.73
Forest Service 372 $59,579.60
Natural Resources Conservation Service 360 $60,671.91
Bureau of Land Management 274 $69,208.42
Veterans Health Administration 243 $69,845.53
Public Buildings Service 123 $98,606.67
Bureau of Reclamation 123 $65,820.67
Indian Health Service 107 $55,429.39
Langley Research Center 104 $86,671.88
National Institute of Standards and Technology 98 $91,393.47
Agricultural Research Service 98 $49,283.56
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 94 $79,125.23
Federal Highway Administration 82 $80,537.73
U.S. Coast Guard 75 $81,673.80
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 66 $79,122.35
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 61 $98,388.18
Indian Affairs 54 $65,544.78
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 51 $93,267.55
National Institutes of Health 48 $94,985.94
Dryden Flight Research Center 47 $96,977.09
Goddard Space Flight Center 46 $109,421.70
Department of Energy 34 $91,061.44
Federal Bureau of Investigation 26 $126,916.54
Ames Research Center 25 $116,516.40
John F. Kennedy Space Center 25 $92,807.16
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 24 $67,150.46
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 23 $93,888.87
Environmental Protection Agency 22 $74,669.55
National Park Service 15 $64,563.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 15 $54,222.27
Geological Survey 14 $83,048.93
National Gallery of Art 12 $92,132.08
U.S. Mint 9 $108,422.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 7 $77,009.57
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $69,705.20
Department of State 5 $116,439.40
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $76,723.80
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 4 $90,178.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $100,263.67
Government Printing Office 3 $82,209.67
Maritime Administration 3 $81,937.33
Transportation Security Administration 2 $125,088.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $78,659.50
Food and Drug Administration 2 $97,300.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 2 $90,461.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $75,184.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $90,870.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 2 $119,932.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $97,121.50
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 2 $0.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $66,868.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $52,781.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $49,200.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $94,520.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $79,569.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $105,217.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $181,838.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $108,422.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $108,113.00
Social Security Administration 1 $108,422.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $88,141.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $108,617.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $89,517.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $75,505.99. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $181,838 in 2019.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technical Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,704
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 467
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 109
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 9
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 8
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 2
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 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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