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General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $101,008.14* *Based on the 2004 average.
8,566 EMPLOYEES
$862.91M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 29th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 8,566 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $103,205.

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 1,624 $103,204.77
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 826 $106,370.19
Federal Aviation Administration 786 $109,854.69
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 644 $100,985.58
John F. Kennedy Space Center 594 $96,112.86
Veterans Health Administration 545 $79,101.83
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 390 $100,651.58
Goddard Space Flight Center 238 $113,499.47
Internal Revenue Service 226 $90,606.25
Langley Research Center 221 $111,779.10
Ames Research Center 193 $115,150.76
Headquarters, Nasa 182 $123,377.58
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 174 $101,649.01
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 146 $95,562.99
Public Buildings Service 129 $91,262.05
Forest Service 113 $83,018.93
U.S. Coast Guard 112 $94,021.35
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 98 $97,310.19
John C. Stennis Space Center 91 $93,481.69
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 84 $99,112.00
Department of State 73 $102,729.03
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 66 $87,363.53
Dryden Flight Research Center 59 $115,912.31
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 59 $120,933.22
Bureau of Reclamation 57 $86,218.18
National Institute of Standards and Technology 52 $81,576.58
National Park Service 43 $80,961.49
Environmental Protection Agency 41 $106,076.15
Federal Transit Administration 40 $89,359.40
National Institutes of Health 37 $102,563.03
Agricultural Research Service 35 $86,029.00
Food and Drug Administration 33 $91,264.69
Transportation Security Administration 32 $112,285.59
Indian Health Service 32 $76,588.81
Indian Affairs 29 $71,195.24
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 28 $93,330.82
Mine Safety and Health Administration 26 $93,620.81
National Science Foundation 24 $137,921.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 23 $102,502.82
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 21 $87,456.67
Federal Railroad Administration 18 $103,965.61
U.S. Mint 18 $95,821.61
Broadcasting Board of Governors 18 $118,601.22
National Transportation Safety Board 13 $110,953.54
Science and Technology Directorate 13 $117,702.08
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 13 $87,222.31
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 12 $84,419.58
Geological Survey 12 $94,928.83
Bureau of Industry and Security 11 $106,291.27
Customs and Border Protection 10 $102,278.90
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 10 $85,278.50
Federal Highway Administration 9 $122,715.89
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 9 $96,465.11
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 9 $85,617.56
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 9 $81,340.11
Bureau of Land Management 9 $84,511.89
Agricultural Marketing Service 8 $59,156.88
Maritime Administration 7 $112,839.86
Federal Emergency Management Agency 7 $95,487.00
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $97,153.83
Veterans Benefits Administration 6 $91,794.17
National Cemetery Administration 6 $106,823.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 6 $96,459.83
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $108,910.60
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $107,077.80
Surface Transportation Board 4 $103,673.75
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $94,441.75
Rural Utilities Service 4 $106,164.25
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $102,253.25
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $90,902.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $110,005.00
Office of Justice Programs 3 $106,981.33
Federal Supply Service 3 $91,717.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $88,748.33
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $79,906.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 3 $112,656.33
Small Business Administration 2 $85,001.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $109,345.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $101,674.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $107,246.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $94,856.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $86,041.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $92,311.50
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $108,677.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 2 $87,061.00
Government Printing Office 2 $108,426.00
Departmental Administration 2 $121,389.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 2 $101,609.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $106,924.50
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $86,159.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $136,562.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $114,672.00
Social Security Administration 1 $107,934.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $105,094.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $110,775.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $74,306.00
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 1 $50,593.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $110,775.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $110,775.00
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board 1 $136,900.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $107,934.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $107,170.00
Presidio Trust 1 $103,181.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $100,231.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $84,127.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $120,280.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $0.00
Ous Management 1 $105,094.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $88,051.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $83,406.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $88,876.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $80,724.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $94,143.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $99,413.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $101,008.14. The highest paid General Engineer made $196,560 in 2004.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,926
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 718
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 660
ES - Senior Executive Service 334
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 229
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 200
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 114
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 61
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 53
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 49
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 31
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 26
EG - Consultant (other) 24
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 22
SL - Senior Level Positions 21
ST - Scientific And Professional 19
SN - Senior Level System 19
CE - Contract Education--year Long 14
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 12
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 12
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 7
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
EX - Executive Pay 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
AJ - Administrative Judges 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
FO - Foreign Service Officers 1
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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
Health System SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Property DisposalAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
EntomologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Property Disposal Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Human Resources ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average General Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a General Engineer was $101,008. Since then, the average pay has increased to $131,008 in 2019.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0801.

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