General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $127,215.76* *Based on the 2016 average.
9,654 EMPLOYEES
$1.23B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 35th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 9,654 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $128,576.

Government General Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a General Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. 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

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a General Engineer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Department of Energy 1,430 $128,575.61
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1,148 $133,873.55
Veterans Health Administration 945 $91,070.21
Federal Aviation Administration 839 $137,347.73
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 718 $129,806.14
John F. Kennedy Space Center 575 $122,186.67
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 401 $128,699.39
Goddard Space Flight Center 288 $145,664.74
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 260 $133,495.08
Langley Research Center 249 $137,961.75
Internal Revenue Service 192 $118,326.03
Headquarters, Nasa 187 $159,998.91
Ames Research Center 185 $149,651.32
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 144 $110,047.42
U.S. Coast Guard 134 $115,612.15
Public Buildings Service 126 $104,678.64
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 110 $128,879.91
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 108 $121,230.92
John C. Stennis Space Center 93 $122,502.39
Forest Service 86 $109,174.09
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 83 $119,962.10
Ous for Science and Technology 82 $149,206.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 78 $113,772.95
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 75 $136,808.63
Dryden Flight Research Center 68 $148,665.12
National Institutes of Health 67 $115,716.78
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 65 $113,267.75
Federal Transit Administration 56 $110,504.27
Bureau of Reclamation 54 $108,733.94
National Park Service 48 $103,199.50
Transportation Security Administration 44 $124,275.75
Food and Drug Administration 44 $119,854.00
Environmental Protection Agency 44 $129,591.77
Indian Health Service 41 $93,392.22
Mine Safety and Health Administration 40 $103,980.60
Office of Secretary of Transportation 40 $131,873.58
Agricultural Research Service 34 $107,499.20
National Institute of Standards and Technology 33 $139,816.27
National Science Foundation 33 $159,305.21
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 26 $144,446.62
Federal Railroad Administration 25 $120,906.80
Agency for International Development 25 $99,496.44
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 23 $107,210.70
U.S. Mint 19 $123,479.89
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 18 $114,957.22
Federal Emergency Management Agency 18 $102,032.50
Indian Affairs 15 $96,897.40
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $127,843.87
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 15 $115,985.87
Bureau of Industry and Security 15 $134,192.13
Geological Survey 14 $107,849.21
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 14 $122,725.86
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 13 $103,664.85
National Cemetery Administration 13 $118,240.46
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 13 $101,807.31
Bureau of Land Management 12 $98,406.08
National Transportation Safety Board 10 $138,419.40
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 9 $111,695.22
Federal Bureau of Investigation 9 $138,353.22
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 9 $106,039.56
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $132,945.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 9 $102,978.00
U.S. Secret Service 8 $137,421.63
Natural Resources Conservation Service 8 $112,006.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 7 $114,064.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 7 $93,560.29
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $144,492.83
Maritime Administration 6 $123,216.83
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $121,234.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 5 $95,595.40
Government Printing Office 5 $117,611.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $112,861.40
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $144,023.75
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $111,548.25
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 4 $134,986.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 4 $103,273.50
Surface Transportation Board 4 $141,464.25
Broadcasting Board of Governors 4 $152,743.25
Federal Highway Administration 3 $144,337.00
Departmental Administration 3 $146,328.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $102,190.00
National Gallery of Art 3 $148,725.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $131,333.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $165,951.33
Rural Utilities Service 3 $115,951.33
Presidio Trust 3 $144,087.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $115,341.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 3 $94,082.67
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $121,710.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $96,850.50
Program Support Center 2 $147,288.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 2 $100,160.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $112,364.50
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 2 $128,790.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $129,777.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $115,496.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $139,523.00
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 1 $139,523.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $118,360.00
Office of Justice Programs 1 $118,057.00
Small Business Administration 1 $110,275.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $91,814.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $100,575.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $110,902.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $109,759.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $119,205.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $115,041.00
Social Security Administration 1 $129,290.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $84,234.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $126,245.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $64,122.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $108,987.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $139,523.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $109,357.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $127,215.76. The highest paid General Engineer made $320,055 in 2016.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,459
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 966
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 847
ES - Senior Executive Service 363
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 218
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 217
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 114
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 74
SL - Senior Level Positions 62
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 56
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 44
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 28
ST - Scientific And Professional 24
SN - Senior Level System 20
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 19
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 17
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 15
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 15
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 11
EE - Expert (other) 9
EG - Consultant (other) 9
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 9
CE - Contract Education--year Long 8
FO - Foreign Service Officers 7
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 6
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 5
ZZ - Nonapplicable 5
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 4
EQ - Code Use By Dept Of Energy Only 3
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
EX - Executive Pay 1
AJ - Administrative Judges 1
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 1

Starting Paygrade: $31,819.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $134,776.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for General Engineering and Architecture jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Medical TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Compliance Inspection and SupportClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Soil ScienceProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Education and Training TechnicianAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Equal Employment OpportunityAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average General Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a General Engineer was $101,008. Since then, the average pay has increased to $127,216 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0801.

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