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General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $107,907.24* *Based on the 2006 average.
8,676 EMPLOYEES
$934.37M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 28th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 8,676 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $110,042.

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 1,528 $110,041.79
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 984 $112,084.54
Federal Aviation Administration 729 $119,314.49
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 702 $105,865.82
John F. Kennedy Space Center 622 $102,588.80
Veterans Health Administration 582 $85,648.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 348 $108,899.99
Internal Revenue Service 243 $96,060.28
Goddard Space Flight Center 239 $123,635.28
Langley Research Center 221 $120,735.90
Ames Research Center 185 $124,967.39
Headquarters, Nasa 180 $132,740.08
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 158 $108,379.12
Public Buildings Service 133 $95,940.74
U.S. Coast Guard 122 $99,604.74
Forest Service 102 $91,187.88
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 99 $101,171.97
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 97 $99,833.28
John C. Stennis Space Center 93 $101,608.05
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 90 $105,410.39
Department of State 88 $106,189.19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 67 $94,764.81
Bureau of Reclamation 56 $91,577.61
Dryden Flight Research Center 54 $128,700.11
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 54 $131,473.81
Environmental Protection Agency 47 $113,047.59
National Institute of Standards and Technology 47 $84,367.38
Federal Transit Administration 46 $96,338.57
National Park Service 46 $91,025.17
National Institutes of Health 40 $106,149.63
Food and Drug Administration 39 $98,034.50
Indian Health Service 36 $83,869.06
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 36 $112,838.97
Agricultural Research Service 35 $95,253.91
Ous for Science and Technology 34 $127,702.65
National Science Foundation 27 $138,148.81
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 26 $104,689.73
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 24 $104,428.67
Indian Affairs 24 $76,934.92
Mine Safety and Health Administration 24 $97,815.92
U.S. Mint 20 $104,190.45
Transportation Security Administration 19 $123,305.89
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 17 $96,987.76
Federal Railroad Administration 17 $112,141.94
Broadcasting Board of Governors 17 $129,766.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 16 $112,608.44
Geological Survey 13 $92,994.38
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 12 $94,585.50
Department of Homeland Security 11 $130,897.45
Bureau of Land Management 11 $91,513.55
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $120,116.78
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 8 $93,209.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 8 $90,626.88
Maritime Administration 8 $106,352.63
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 8 $109,320.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 8 $94,885.75
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 7 $91,402.14
Federal Highway Administration 7 $133,571.71
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 6 $108,505.17
Veterans Benefits Administration 6 $87,178.00
Agency for International Development 6 $120,173.20
National Cemetery Administration 5 $115,958.20
Rural Utilities Service 5 $103,737.60
Natural Resources Conservation Service 5 $100,552.80
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $115,387.80
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $96,429.20
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $112,090.80
Surface Transportation Board 5 $114,562.40
American Battle Monuments Commission 4 $99,731.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 4 $64,765.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $111,972.50
U.S. Secret Service 4 $98,617.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 4 $115,100.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $114,423.25
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 4 $82,653.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 4 $95,108.25
Government Printing Office 4 $115,346.00
Federal Supply Service 4 $93,420.25
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $102,295.00
Office of Justice Programs 3 $116,969.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $140,268.67
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $114,195.33
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $81,227.33
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 3 $122,041.00
Small Business Administration 3 $90,357.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $92,897.67
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 3 $103,593.67
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2 $82,984.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $121,777.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 2 $95,995.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $114,257.50
Departmental Administration 2 $129,301.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 2 $106,496.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $127,231.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 1 $100,706.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $118,828.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $112,734.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $87,664.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $103,678.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $114,688.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $96,292.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $92,820.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $104,621.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $132,607.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $103,594.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $106,641.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $92,155.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $93,824.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $89,149.00
Social Security Administration 1 $118,828.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $87,294.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $120,123.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $118,828.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $107,907.24. The highest paid General Engineer made $223,020 in 2006.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,883
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 853
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 620
ES - Senior Executive Service 346
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 200
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 143
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 112
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 103
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 58
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 47
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 46
EG - Consultant (other) 45
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 31
ST - Scientific And Professional 30
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 28
SN - Senior Level System 22
SL - Senior Level Positions 22
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 18
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 11
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 11
CE - Contract Education--year Long 10
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 9
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 6
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
FO - Foreign Service Officers 3
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
EX - Executive Pay 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
** - 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 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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