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General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $120,967.85* *Based on the 2010 average.
9,993 EMPLOYEES
$1.21B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 33rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 9,993 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $122,671.

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 1,668 $122,670.97
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1,190 $127,684.14
Veterans Health Administration 878 $88,794.89
Federal Aviation Administration 815 $134,737.30
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 759 $123,782.11
John F. Kennedy Space Center 697 $116,906.68
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 361 $122,513.14
Goddard Space Flight Center 257 $141,367.35
Langley Research Center 251 $133,710.25
Internal Revenue Service 244 $109,034.36
Ames Research Center 194 $144,745.45
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 188 $126,335.61
Headquarters, Nasa 177 $152,905.38
Public Buildings Service 152 $104,142.79
U.S. Coast Guard 132 $113,390.27
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 125 $109,928.34
Forest Service 97 $104,470.43
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 96 $121,093.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 93 $116,530.80
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 92 $116,638.46
John C. Stennis Space Center 90 $116,907.13
Department of State 87 $126,754.31
Ous for Science and Technology 77 $152,634.69
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 76 $112,449.84
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 71 $140,581.63
Federal Transit Administration 59 $107,948.41
Dryden Flight Research Center 57 $143,625.65
Environmental Protection Agency 57 $119,243.79
National Park Service 56 $96,756.55
Bureau of Reclamation 55 $104,950.07
National Institutes of Health 49 $110,707.73
National Institute of Standards and Technology 47 $105,448.43
Food and Drug Administration 42 $113,966.21
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 42 $108,760.86
Agricultural Research Service 42 $105,336.23
Indian Health Service 39 $88,860.59
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 37 $130,761.27
Mine Safety and Health Administration 35 $106,887.80
Transportation Security Administration 33 $126,102.18
National Science Foundation 31 $154,208.10
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 26 $140,769.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 25 $84,176.56
Federal Railroad Administration 20 $122,072.45
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 19 $118,775.58
Indian Affairs 18 $87,501.06
U.S. Mint 18 $125,265.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 17 $128,535.47
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 16 $110,788.63
Bureau of Industry and Security 14 $133,864.71
Bureau of Land Management 14 $98,088.36
Geological Survey 12 $97,999.08
Broadcasting Board of Governors 10 $147,722.70
National Transportation Safety Board 10 $132,528.80
Agency for International Development 10 $104,931.40
National Cemetery Administration 10 $111,953.60
Consumer Product Safety Commission 8 $124,471.50
U.S. Secret Service 8 $133,135.25
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 8 $102,435.63
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 8 $107,614.63
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 8 $102,152.13
Maritime Administration 8 $117,433.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 8 $95,569.88
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 6 $103,446.83
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $111,530.17
Natural Resources Conservation Service 6 $98,920.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $122,462.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 6 $130,126.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 6 $115,164.50
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $135,497.80
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $99,741.60
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $131,007.60
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 5 $112,053.00
Federal Highway Administration 5 $151,323.20
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $109,750.25
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $120,551.75
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $135,649.25
Surface Transportation Board 4 $135,017.75
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $102,601.25
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 4 $135,666.75
Presidio Trust 4 $102,933.75
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $161,108.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $121,167.67
Departmental Administration 3 $148,302.00
Rural Utilities Service 3 $129,761.33
Government Printing Office 3 $127,155.67
Small Business Administration 3 $102,781.00
National Gallery of Art 3 $139,065.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 3 $115,647.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $114,943.33
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 2 $100,692.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 2 $88,300.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $120,991.00
Office of Justice Programs 2 $136,771.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $116,470.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $88,585.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 2 $113,735.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 1 $119,346.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $102,919.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $95,641.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $133,264.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $107,369.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $101,913.00
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board 1 $142,800.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $144,885.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $136,771.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $116,851.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $140,259.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $106,369.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $135,264.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $105,377.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $98,816.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $94,969.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $140,008.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $157,857.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $140,259.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $94,969.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $120,967.85. The highest paid General Engineer made $238,338 in 2010.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,609
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1,067
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 756
ES - Senior Executive Service 375
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 255
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 184
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 112
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 74
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 67
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 64
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 54
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 53
SL - Senior Level Positions 46
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 35
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 32
SN - Senior Level System 32
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 30
ST - Scientific And Professional 30
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 26
EG - Consultant (other) 22
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 11
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 10
CE - Contract Education--year Long 8
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 8
ZZ - Nonapplicable 7
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 6
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 5
EE - Expert (other) 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 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
EX - Executive Pay 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 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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