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General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $118,501.60* *Based on the 2009 average.
9,769 EMPLOYEES
$1.16B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 32nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 9,769 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $119,733.

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 1,690 $119,733.27
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1,149 $124,837.69
Veterans Health Administration 892 $90,741.66
Federal Aviation Administration 791 $131,867.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 750 $120,970.94
John F. Kennedy Space Center 673 $113,542.93
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 371 $119,466.86
Langley Research Center 246 $130,612.11
Goddard Space Flight Center 244 $138,366.02
Internal Revenue Service 241 $106,968.29
Ames Research Center 200 $140,795.64
Headquarters, Nasa 173 $149,187.69
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 172 $124,623.38
Public Buildings Service 150 $102,304.42
U.S. Coast Guard 127 $110,045.56
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 113 $110,495.30
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 98 $113,036.57
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 95 $115,819.88
John C. Stennis Space Center 92 $115,470.73
Forest Service 92 $102,334.43
Department of State 90 $121,868.01
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 78 $108,008.00
Ous for Science and Technology 71 $144,635.14
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 69 $138,790.23
Dryden Flight Research Center 59 $140,090.10
Bureau of Reclamation 58 $101,001.10
Federal Transit Administration 56 $106,348.25
Environmental Protection Agency 55 $117,715.04
National Park Service 52 $96,351.31
National Institute of Standards and Technology 50 $94,688.08
National Institutes of Health 45 $109,883.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 40 $123,637.28
National Science Foundation 40 $143,832.10
Food and Drug Administration 39 $108,307.33
Indian Health Service 39 $89,155.69
Agricultural Research Service 36 $102,336.28
Mine Safety and Health Administration 35 $106,563.86
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 32 $104,357.53
Transportation Security Administration 31 $120,734.26
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 27 $137,437.04
Federal Railroad Administration 21 $116,737.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 19 $126,144.21
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 19 $120,027.26
U.S. Mint 18 $118,901.94
Indian Affairs 18 $85,973.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 15 $108,937.87
Bureau of Land Management 14 $91,794.36
National Transportation Safety Board 13 $131,969.00
Geological Survey 13 $95,199.54
Bureau of Industry and Security 12 $132,697.92
Broadcasting Board of Governors 12 $142,673.92
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 11 $118,444.09
National Cemetery Administration 9 $122,570.78
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 9 $105,790.89
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $126,010.56
Maritime Administration 8 $113,721.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 8 $101,142.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 8 $106,285.75
Agency for International Development 8 $106,713.14
U.S. Secret Service 7 $125,631.86
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 7 $94,100.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 6 $100,430.17
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $117,395.17
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 6 $125,729.17
Natural Resources Conservation Service 6 $103,868.83
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 6 $116,366.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 6 $108,364.83
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $119,621.60
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $136,158.20
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $125,639.40
Government Printing Office 5 $105,725.20
Federal Highway Administration 5 $144,145.40
Surface Transportation Board 5 $131,488.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $92,969.20
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 4 $128,518.50
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $106,938.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 3 $105,100.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $123,912.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $157,669.67
Presidio Trust 3 $98,667.67
Departmental Administration 3 $140,301.67
Rural Utilities Service 3 $127,364.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $96,408.33
Small Business Administration 3 $100,706.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $115,815.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 3 $113,367.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 3 $105,599.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $85,928.50
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 2 $111,760.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 2 $109,268.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 2 $98,946.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 2 $86,050.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $151,925.00
Social Security Administration 2 $110,510.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 2 $123,470.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $118,664.50
Office of Justice Programs 2 $133,543.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $112,854.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $142,564.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $113,007.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $98,619.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $126,693.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $106,525.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $140,969.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $133,577.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $115,188.00
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board 1 $140,000.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $105,525.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $134,293.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $103,707.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $136,941.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 1 $114,663.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $113,007.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $89,825.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $118,501.60. The highest paid General Engineer made $237,270 in 2009.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,435
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1,025
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 740
ES - Senior Executive Service 394
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 217
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 190
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 111
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 89
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 71
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 64
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 62
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 45
SL - Senior Level Positions 44
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 35
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 31
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 30
ST - Scientific And Professional 30
SN - Senior Level System 30
EG - Consultant (other) 27
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 23
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 11
EE - Expert (other) 11
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 10
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 8
CE - Contract Education--year Long 7
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 7
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
EX - Executive Pay 2
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
SW - Transportation Security Admin Executives 1
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 1
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 1
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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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