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Engineer Technician - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Engineer Technician"

How much does an Engineer Technician in the federal government get paid? $59,258.21* *Based on the 2006 average.

Engineer Technician was the 51st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 5,353 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Engineering Technician, with an average salary of $60,494.

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 999 $60,493.81
Forest Service 709 $50,004.12
Natural Resources Conservation Service 495 $48,344.08
Federal Aviation Administration 277 $71,301.23
Bureau of Land Management 276 $52,458.01
Langley Research Center 241 $67,823.85
Indian Affairs 236 $47,325.22
Indian Health Service 215 $47,549.81
Bureau of Reclamation 210 $55,287.74
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 167 $72,943.57
Federal Highway Administration 153 $60,668.24
Public Buildings Service 141 $73,242.44
Agricultural Research Service 106 $45,594.35
Department of Energy 105 $62,359.01
National Institute of Standards and Technology 87 $64,385.38
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 84 $63,618.08
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 80 $64,559.56
Goddard Space Flight Center 78 $80,157.96
U.S. Coast Guard 71 $61,392.77
Ames Research Center 71 $90,429.14
National Institutes of Health 51 $77,519.02
Environmental Protection Agency 49 $62,029.53
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 47 $69,192.04
Federal Bureau of Investigation 46 $87,466.37
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 44 $68,805.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 42 $74,443.76
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 37 $53,385.92
National Park Service 33 $55,543.76
John F. Kennedy Space Center 32 $71,975.78
Mine Safety and Health Administration 21 $64,283.95
Geological Survey 20 $62,291.05
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 20 $49,229.65
National Gallery of Art 16 $66,800.75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 11 $62,258.73
U.S. Mint 11 $78,857.64
Federal Emergency Management Agency 7 $66,742.86
Government Printing Office 5 $64,879.00
Department of State 5 $75,853.60
Food and Drug Administration 4 $73,029.75
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 4 $88,028.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $67,412.00
Maritime Administration 4 $68,161.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $64,662.00
National Cemetery Administration 4 $74,396.75
Transportation Security Administration 3 $70,248.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $67,405.33
U.S. Secret Service 2 $61,510.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $39,325.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $49,960.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $66,034.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 2 $58,169.50
Valles Caldera Trust 2 $29,733.50
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $74,720.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $55,846.00
Social Security Administration 1 $80,223.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $36,671.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $78,899.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $60,129.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $69,519.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $75,887.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $49,343.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $97,976.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $29,498.00
Presidio Trust 1 $47,153.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $66,066.00

Engineer Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Engineer Technician is $59,258.21. The highest paid Engineer Technician made $120,274 in 2006.

Common Engineer Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Engineering Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,957
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 241
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 97
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 36
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
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 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Engineer Technician was $54,794. Since then, the average pay has increased to $77,155 in 2020.

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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