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General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $110,819.82* *Based on the 2007 average.
8,872 EMPLOYEES
$982.42M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 29th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 8,872 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $112,733.

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 1,523 $112,733.46
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1,050 $114,592.13
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 728 $110,362.18
Federal Aviation Administration 722 $122,339.94
John F. Kennedy Space Center 654 $106,917.25
Veterans Health Administration 649 $87,310.19
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 343 $111,878.59
Internal Revenue Service 245 $97,476.11
Goddard Space Flight Center 237 $126,850.94
Langley Research Center 212 $121,983.45
Ames Research Center 194 $128,273.76
Headquarters, Nasa 173 $137,728.93
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 160 $112,901.40
Public Buildings Service 134 $98,637.86
U.S. Coast Guard 123 $101,740.76
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 99 $103,360.90
Forest Service 96 $94,101.32
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 96 $107,744.21
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 96 $101,893.52
Department of State 95 $111,596.11
John C. Stennis Space Center 88 $105,460.42
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 66 $100,456.20
Dryden Flight Research Center 65 $130,055.74
Bureau of Reclamation 56 $94,666.77
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 55 $130,988.62
Environmental Protection Agency 50 $112,904.71
National Park Service 49 $92,141.39
Ous for Science and Technology 48 $131,860.08
Federal Transit Administration 47 $100,629.85
National Institute of Standards and Technology 41 $94,217.78
National Institutes of Health 41 $110,601.73
Indian Health Service 37 $83,905.54
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 37 $116,420.84
Agricultural Research Service 36 $95,746.08
Food and Drug Administration 36 $103,574.08
National Science Foundation 28 $136,129.61
Mine Safety and Health Administration 28 $101,560.79
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 24 $107,809.25
Indian Affairs 23 $78,912.13
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 22 $109,170.18
U.S. Mint 21 $108,444.24
Department of Homeland Security 19 $132,698.53
Federal Railroad Administration 18 $108,206.17
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 17 $99,439.82
Transportation Security Administration 15 $126,590.87
Broadcasting Board of Governors 15 $133,414.87
Bureau of Industry and Security 15 $119,183.80
Geological Survey 14 $95,440.43
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 11 $96,840.82
Bureau of Land Management 11 $93,326.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 10 $122,455.20
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $123,288.22
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 7 $98,262.86
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 7 $94,348.29
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $105,486.43
Federal Highway Administration 6 $138,418.00
Maritime Administration 6 $109,388.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 6 $114,629.67
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 6 $103,665.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 6 $98,103.17
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 6 $92,560.00
National Cemetery Administration 6 $119,448.83
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $120,330.00
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $99,714.20
Surface Transportation Board 5 $118,840.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 5 $90,970.40
Natural Resources Conservation Service 5 $105,310.60
Agency for International Development 5 $115,912.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 4 $99,566.25
American Battle Monuments Commission 4 $101,987.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $109,702.75
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $97,497.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $116,368.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $122,309.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $127,718.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $124,846.75
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $86,579.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 3 $128,160.33
Government Printing Office 3 $110,248.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $143,670.67
Small Business Administration 3 $92,312.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $101,151.33
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 3 $108,416.00
Rural Utilities Service 3 $115,718.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $74,450.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $101,235.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $125,254.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $134,346.00
Social Security Administration 2 $108,623.00
U.S. Secret Service 2 $96,114.50
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $97,157.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 2 $99,427.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $115,980.50
Office of Justice Programs 2 $127,201.00
Departmental Administration 2 $125,362.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2 $88,563.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $103,204.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 1 $102,123.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $112,586.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $115,713.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $106,937.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $106,005.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $125,078.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $89,619.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $97,191.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $104,826.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $98,041.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $121,967.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $93,749.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $121,967.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $92,632.00
Presidio Trust 1 $53,478.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $121,399.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $122,297.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $110,819.82. The highest paid General Engineer made $226,800 in 2007.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,998
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 930
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 622
ES - Senior Executive Service 373
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 188
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 115
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 113
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 99
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 93
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 56
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 48
EG - Consultant (other) 39
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 27
ST - Scientific And Professional 27
SN - Senior Level System 24
SL - Senior Level Positions 23
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 20
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 14
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 11
CE - Contract Education--year Long 10
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 8
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 8
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 7
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
EX - Executive Pay 1
EE - Expert (other) 1
FO - Foreign Service Officers 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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