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Equipment Operator - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Equipment Operator"

How much does an Equipment Operator in the federal government get paid? $34,608.41* *Based on the 2007 average.
547 EMPLOYEES
$18.9M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Equipment Operator was the 223rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 547 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Equipment Operator, with an average salary of $31,900.

Government Equipment Operator jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Equipment Operator 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

This occupation covers positions that involve supervising, leading, or operating microfilm equipment, peripheral equipment, mail processing equipment, duplicating equipment, and copier/duplicating equipment requiring a knowledge of the operating characteristics of the equipment and controls, the skill and knowledge to set up and adjust the equipment and controls to produce acceptable products or services on a timely basis, and the skill to perform normal operator maintenance.

Clerical, secretary, and administrative positions fall under this category. No specialized technical background is needed for positions in this category except for stenographers which require a proficiency exam before being hired. Strong organizational and communication skills are the primary requirements for this job category. Military experience can often be applied as relevant experience when calculating starting grade. Employees in the job category receive promotions of 1 grade increase at a time.

Agencies that have hired an Equipment Operator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of the Census 146 $31,899.64
Internal Revenue Service 126 $36,181.80
Veterans Health Administration 94 $34,004.82
Social Security Administration 38 $35,480.03
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 16 $36,657.94
Departmental Administration 14 $35,658.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $35,903.78
Bureau of the Public Debt 8 $28,531.00
National Archives and Records Administration 8 $29,969.75
Environmental Protection Agency 7 $34,942.71
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $34,019.71
Veterans Benefits Administration 7 $35,863.00
Bureau of Land Management 6 $31,488.50
Forest Service 5 $31,625.00
Railroad Retirement Board 5 $46,903.80
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 5 $38,991.80
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $38,606.20
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $51,754.50
Department of State 4 $55,326.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 3 $35,119.67
Office of Personnel Management 3 $32,713.33
Indian Affairs 2 $28,639.00
National Institutes of Health 2 $36,487.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 2 $38,914.00
Financial Management Service 2 $41,886.00
Government Printing Office 2 $31,876.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $34,931.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $39,501.00
Employment Standards Administration 1 $32,589.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $31,501.00
Department of Energy 1 $44,942.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $35,303.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $35,989.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $32,443.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $39,501.00
Indian Health Service 1 $29,235.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $29,006.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $31,451.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $38,952.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $32,831.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $38,738.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $39,501.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $35,178.00

Equipment Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Equipment Operator is $34,608.41. The highest paid Equipment Operator made $75,671 in 2007.

Common Equipment Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Equipment Operator Employees
GS - General Schedule 419
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 119
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 4
ZS - Administrative Support 3
PJ - Gpo, Afge, 12% Night Rate 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1

Starting Paygrade: $18,526.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $56,229.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support
Occupation Family: 0300 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE, CLERICAL, AND OFFICE SERVICES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Equipment Operator 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
Pathology TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Respiratory TherapistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Supply Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Rehabilitation Therapy AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Transportation Clerk and AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Equipment Operator Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for an Equipment Operator was $31,708. Since then, the average pay has increased to $40,172 in 2016.


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 0350.

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