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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $56,941.84* *Based on the 2005 average.

Engineer Technician was the 52nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 5,566 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Engineering Technician, with an average salary of $58,536.

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 982 $58,536.20
Forest Service 803 $48,347.09
Natural Resources Conservation Service 498 $46,675.55
Federal Aviation Administration 289 $68,925.74
Bureau of Land Management 279 $51,512.04
Langley Research Center 269 $65,959.69
Indian Affairs 267 $44,997.32
Bureau of Reclamation 232 $53,633.45
Indian Health Service 219 $46,195.38
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 188 $69,615.29
Federal Highway Administration 153 $57,888.06
Public Buildings Service 128 $72,190.24
Agricultural Research Service 117 $42,102.15
Department of Energy 110 $57,851.42
Goddard Space Flight Center 86 $75,964.37
National Institute of Standards and Technology 85 $60,654.93
Ames Research Center 83 $86,601.11
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 82 $60,837.57
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 80 $62,633.85
U.S. Coast Guard 68 $58,503.78
National Institutes of Health 53 $70,102.62
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 52 $67,060.15
Environmental Protection Agency 50 $59,722.72
Federal Bureau of Investigation 43 $81,729.86
Dryden Flight Research Center 40 $74,090.25
National Park Service 39 $50,986.64
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 36 $52,826.11
John F. Kennedy Space Center 31 $68,981.26
Mine Safety and Health Administration 25 $60,418.32
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 24 $70,145.33
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 20 $48,768.10
Geological Survey 19 $68,176.58
National Gallery of Art 15 $65,503.53
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 13 $60,294.69
U.S. Mint 11 $74,872.91
Federal Emergency Management Agency 6 $63,514.50
Department of State 6 $73,556.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $60,114.80
National Cemetery Administration 5 $63,003.60
Government Printing Office 5 $61,952.00
Food and Drug Administration 5 $62,067.80
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $64,371.75
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $37,946.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 4 $83,998.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $63,102.00
Transportation Security Administration 3 $64,081.33
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 3 $50,963.00
Maritime Administration 2 $67,506.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $62,087.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $62,962.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $64,349.00
Valles Caldera Trust 2 $31,509.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $52,063.50
National Transportation Safety Board 2 $25,581.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $71,469.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $54,300.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $54,300.00
Social Security Administration 1 $75,460.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $74,707.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $39,841.00
Presidio Trust 1 $45,780.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $71,269.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $47,700.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $92,228.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $56,941.84. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $135,136 in 2005.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,150
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 251
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 103
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 38
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 7
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 5
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 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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