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General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $105,100.11* *Based on the 2005 average.
8,503 EMPLOYEES
$892.19M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 29th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 8,503 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $106,539.

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 1,571 $106,539.12
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 865 $110,828.63
Federal Aviation Administration 764 $114,856.34
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 654 $104,188.20
John F. Kennedy Space Center 597 $100,013.00
Veterans Health Administration 532 $83,324.78
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 376 $104,931.91
Langley Research Center 246 $116,814.28
Goddard Space Flight Center 240 $119,215.05
Internal Revenue Service 227 $93,734.15
Ames Research Center 183 $120,643.98
Headquarters, Nasa 183 $128,374.02
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 161 $104,853.10
Public Buildings Service 127 $94,777.94
U.S. Coast Guard 109 $97,353.27
Forest Service 104 $88,238.16
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 102 $95,719.28
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 96 $99,413.09
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 87 $100,699.60
Department of State 87 $102,441.94
John C. Stennis Space Center 86 $99,211.78
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 68 $90,292.43
Bureau of Reclamation 59 $88,403.51
Dryden Flight Research Center 54 $121,598.89
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 53 $124,016.23
National Park Service 46 $87,829.22
National Institute of Standards and Technology 46 $87,539.02
Federal Transit Administration 42 $93,434.76
Environmental Protection Agency 40 $109,029.30
Food and Drug Administration 38 $100,544.29
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 37 $109,872.62
Indian Health Service 36 $80,470.92
Agricultural Research Service 36 $91,500.53
Transportation Security Administration 33 $116,196.15
National Institutes of Health 30 $110,509.07
Mine Safety and Health Administration 27 $96,963.96
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 27 $98,710.41
Indian Affairs 27 $73,571.67
National Science Foundation 27 $142,585.74
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 24 $104,877.50
Ous for Science and Technology 22 $127,083.00
U.S. Mint 19 $100,479.89
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 19 $94,292.89
Federal Railroad Administration 17 $106,180.18
Broadcasting Board of Governors 16 $123,309.38
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 12 $87,617.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 12 $90,587.75
Geological Survey 12 $95,813.25
National Transportation Safety Board 10 $113,764.30
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 10 $89,434.30
Bureau of Land Management 10 $88,112.50
Bureau of Industry and Security 10 $111,966.80
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 8 $105,543.63
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 8 $88,856.13
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 8 $85,990.88
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 8 $102,224.13
Federal Highway Administration 7 $133,958.00
Maritime Administration 7 $112,380.71
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $57,845.67
Natural Resources Conservation Service 6 $98,102.67
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $95,918.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 6 $89,974.00
National Cemetery Administration 6 $112,165.67
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $117,050.20
Rural Utilities Service 5 $99,793.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $106,052.60
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $113,392.60
Surface Transportation Board 4 $111,199.50
American Battle Monuments Commission 4 $94,125.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $93,772.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $106,044.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $115,880.00
U.S. Secret Service 4 $92,453.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 4 $91,944.25
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $117,124.50
Office of Justice Programs 3 $111,929.67
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 3 $99,170.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 3 $101,219.67
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $84,800.33
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 3 $116,833.33
Federal Supply Service 3 $93,559.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $142,168.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $118,756.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 2 $91,548.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $110,463.00
Government Printing Office 2 $113,919.00
Departmental Administration 2 $125,009.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $112,642.00
Small Business Administration 2 $87,979.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $115,132.00
Social Security Administration 1 $114,882.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $114,882.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $107,824.00
Agency for International Development 1 $135,136.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $121,274.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $114,882.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $108,990.00
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board 1 $140,300.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $97,759.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $111,936.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $99,311.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $93,643.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $82,259.00
Ous Management 1 $108,990.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $110,662.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $94,260.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $107,413.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $89,132.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $87,244.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $91,764.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $84,242.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $86,271.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $54,217.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $105,100.11. The highest paid General Engineer made $218,835 in 2005.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,838
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 749
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 655
ES - Senior Executive Service 329
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 203
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 178
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 101
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 84
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 55
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 49
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 45
EG - Consultant (other) 38
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 32
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 24
ST - Scientific And Professional 24
SL - Senior Level Positions 22
SN - Senior Level System 21
CE - Contract Education--year Long 13
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 10
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 8
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 7
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
EE - Expert (other) 2
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
EX - Executive Pay 1
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
FO - Foreign Service Officers 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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
Multiseries Position Classification Standard for Therapist Professional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Housing ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Animal ScienceProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Internal Revenue OfficerAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Equal Employment OpportunityAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average General Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a General Engineer was $101,008. Since then, the average pay has increased to $129,820 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0801.

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