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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $54,793.88* *Based on the 2004 average.

Engineer Technician was the 49th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 5,866 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Engineering Technician, with an average salary of $56,343.

Government Engineering Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Engineering Technician 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
Veterans Health Administration 984 $56,343.39
Forest Service 897 $46,365.98
Natural Resources Conservation Service 479 $45,163.09
Langley Research Center 307 $63,195.34
Federal Aviation Administration 295 $67,698.46
Bureau of Land Management 291 $49,749.54
Indian Affairs 284 $43,244.12
Bureau of Reclamation 239 $51,478.10
Indian Health Service 225 $44,644.08
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 219 $66,144.11
Federal Highway Administration 152 $55,957.54
Agricultural Research Service 134 $39,895.57
Public Buildings Service 131 $71,089.52
Department of Energy 121 $56,160.04
Goddard Space Flight Center 94 $71,686.04
Ames Research Center 92 $82,306.73
National Institute of Standards and Technology 91 $57,428.27
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 83 $58,764.81
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 78 $59,787.06
U.S. Coast Guard 65 $56,294.09
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 58 $64,136.72
Dryden Flight Research Center 56 $72,213.45
National Park Service 56 $44,870.04
Environmental Protection Agency 52 $57,892.02
National Institutes of Health 52 $67,457.21
Federal Bureau of Investigation 44 $77,431.41
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 41 $49,562.68
John F. Kennedy Space Center 32 $67,480.47
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 26 $64,794.28
Mine Safety and Health Administration 26 $56,482.77
Geological Survey 21 $63,210.05
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 20 $46,659.15
National Gallery of Art 16 $64,097.31
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 14 $57,307.43
U.S. Mint 11 $71,402.82
Food and Drug Administration 9 $36,386.67
Department of State 6 $69,899.17
National Cemetery Administration 6 $61,744.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $57,940.80
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $61,214.60
Government Printing Office 5 $59,134.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 4 $79,692.25
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $62,070.25
Transportation Security Administration 4 $65,698.75
U.S. Secret Service 3 $57,900.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 3 $43,749.00
Maritime Administration 3 $67,543.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $60,010.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $50,077.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $47,240.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $24,666.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $62,686.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $59,867.50
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $60,620.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $31,722.00
Presidio Trust 1 $44,447.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $88,935.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $41,644.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $41,890.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $66,701.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $37,213.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $72,351.00
Social Security Administration 1 $72,764.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $54,793.88. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $113,384 in 2004.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,442
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 257
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 107
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 38
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 5
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3

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 Technician 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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