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General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $114,289.93* *Based on the 2008 average.
9,267 EMPLOYEES
$1.06B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 30th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 9,267 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $115,939.

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 1,582 $115,939.33
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1,151 $119,367.56
Veterans Health Administration 776 $88,086.69
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 748 $114,784.79
Federal Aviation Administration 736 $127,068.52
John F. Kennedy Space Center 686 $108,425.30
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 363 $114,200.72
Goddard Space Flight Center 233 $132,668.36
Internal Revenue Service 232 $102,239.91
Langley Research Center 226 $127,896.01
Ames Research Center 198 $134,314.15
Headquarters, Nasa 163 $144,136.43
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 163 $119,016.16
Public Buildings Service 134 $101,974.77
U.S. Coast Guard 117 $106,512.20
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 101 $104,552.93
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 97 $108,651.30
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 95 $111,903.01
Department of State 91 $117,184.27
John C. Stennis Space Center 89 $109,700.21
Forest Service 89 $98,238.62
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 72 $103,730.63
Science and Technology Directorate 61 $138,474.44
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 61 $136,290.56
Bureau of Reclamation 57 $98,950.49
Dryden Flight Research Center 56 $133,874.09
National Park Service 48 $95,422.75
Environmental Protection Agency 47 $116,508.28
Federal Transit Administration 46 $104,207.43
National Institutes of Health 45 $104,385.27
National Institute of Standards and Technology 40 $92,554.95
Indian Health Service 39 $87,508.62
Food and Drug Administration 38 $107,129.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 36 $120,107.75
Mine Safety and Health Administration 36 $102,091.83
Agricultural Research Service 36 $100,815.28
National Science Foundation 27 $146,716.52
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 25 $131,489.16
Transportation Security Administration 22 $126,635.36
Indian Affairs 22 $86,176.82
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 20 $120,323.60
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 20 $113,359.20
U.S. Mint 18 $114,765.00
Federal Railroad Administration 17 $114,263.76
Customs and Border Protection 17 $113,162.06
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 16 $104,809.56
Geological Survey 15 $99,728.67
Broadcasting Board of Governors 14 $138,602.93
Bureau of Industry and Security 14 $123,630.00
Bureau of Land Management 12 $96,859.58
National Transportation Safety Board 11 $128,129.18
National Cemetery Administration 9 $116,898.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 9 $94,418.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 9 $100,969.33
Maritime Administration 7 $111,028.71
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 7 $98,302.14
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 7 $89,363.14
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $122,279.67
U.S. Secret Service 6 $117,603.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 6 $96,164.17
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 5 $109,310.80
Government Printing Office 5 $95,265.80
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $105,641.40
Federal Highway Administration 5 $144,071.80
Surface Transportation Board 5 $124,828.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $88,292.60
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $117,883.20
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 5 $111,289.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 5 $103,759.20
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 5 $124,052.80
Natural Resources Conservation Service 4 $105,121.75
U.S. Agency for International Development 4 $122,057.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $118,657.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $116,642.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $131,564.25
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $102,117.75
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $109,882.25
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $148,933.33
Presidio Trust 3 $95,984.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $108,899.00
Small Business Administration 3 $95,845.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $109,057.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 3 $130,694.00
Rural Utilities Service 3 $120,912.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $93,078.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 3 $95,680.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $106,275.67
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $91,490.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $142,476.50
Social Security Administration 2 $113,599.50
Departmental Administration 2 $131,234.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $134,471.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 2 $102,805.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $121,937.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $108,604.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $90,618.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $93,008.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $102,176.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $127,442.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $128,712.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $117,639.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $116,872.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $130,694.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $100,891.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $100,976.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $96,903.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $130,694.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $99,557.00
Office of Justice Programs 1 $129,442.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $64,027.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $126,850.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $82,961.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $131,557.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 1 $107,229.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $114,289.93. The highest paid General Engineer made $254,700 in 2008.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,041
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1,023
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 641
ES - Senior Executive Service 393
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 221
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 183
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 108
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 101
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 89
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 86
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 56
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 55
SL - Senior Level Positions 36
EG - Consultant (other) 36
ST - Scientific And Professional 29
SN - Senior Level System 29
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 28
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 21
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 17
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 14
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 12
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 8
CE - Contract Education--year Long 8
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 7
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 5
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
EE - Expert (other) 1
** - 1
FO - Foreign Service Officers 1
EX - Executive Pay 1
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 1
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 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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