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General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $121,562.38* *Based on the 2011 average.
10,172 EMPLOYEES
$1.23B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 33rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 10,172 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $123,711.

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 1,631 $123,710.70
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1,160 $129,420.15
Veterans Health Administration 905 $89,751.43
Federal Aviation Administration 843 $133,571.94
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 761 $125,469.73
John F. Kennedy Space Center 696 $118,591.07
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 364 $124,309.19
Goddard Space Flight Center 263 $140,152.27
Langley Research Center 257 $135,036.36
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 254 $126,092.14
Internal Revenue Service 230 $110,899.03
Ames Research Center 201 $144,508.10
Headquarters, Nasa 191 $154,071.33
Public Buildings Service 146 $105,954.14
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 134 $108,905.28
U.S. Coast Guard 129 $115,740.29
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 104 $121,295.77
Forest Service 103 $106,071.33
John C. Stennis Space Center 95 $115,563.58
Department of State 95 $125,580.64
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 85 $119,463.29
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 84 $116,679.71
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 79 $137,693.29
Science and Technology Directorate 78 $149,929.63
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 77 $112,780.34
Dryden Flight Research Center 63 $143,025.06
Federal Transit Administration 60 $107,158.15
Environmental Protection Agency 59 $122,233.02
Customs and Border Protection 55 $108,112.75
Bureau of Reclamation 53 $104,189.23
National Park Service 51 $100,205.24
National Institutes of Health 50 $112,721.48
National Institute of Standards and Technology 47 $113,320.98
Food and Drug Administration 46 $111,590.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 41 $85,206.73
Indian Health Service 39 $90,877.33
Mine Safety and Health Administration 38 $107,330.89
Agricultural Research Service 38 $104,090.27
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 35 $130,333.29
Transportation Security Administration 32 $126,530.06
National Science Foundation 30 $151,694.93
U.S. Agency for International Development 27 $94,461.74
Federal Railroad Administration 22 $118,260.64
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 20 $148,130.45
Indian Affairs 19 $90,560.68
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 19 $116,855.42
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 17 $129,691.41
Bureau of Industry and Security 16 $129,984.00
Geological Survey 16 $99,595.81
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 15 $86,108.73
Bureau of Land Management 15 $92,339.67
U.S. Mint 15 $126,918.07
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 14 $117,218.07
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 11 $95,594.73
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 10 $83,204.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 10 $120,605.40
National Transportation Safety Board 10 $133,198.00
U.S. Secret Service 9 $134,403.22
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 9 $86,053.89
Broadcasting Board of Governors 9 $144,640.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 9 $96,580.78
National Cemetery Administration 8 $119,317.75
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $116,081.71
Maritime Administration 7 $118,650.71
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 7 $112,395.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 7 $111,283.43
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 6 $124,412.17
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 6 $121,993.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 6 $103,635.17
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $130,119.60
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 5 $68,856.60
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $134,531.80
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $130,382.00
Federal Highway Administration 5 $153,351.20
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $104,494.60
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $128,122.60
Departmental Administration 4 $139,988.25
Rural Utilities Service 4 $126,512.75
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $138,995.50
Surface Transportation Board 4 $135,017.75
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $106,542.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $162,375.00
Presidio Trust 3 $117,438.00
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $113,836.33
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $100,903.67
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 3 $115,647.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $90,585.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $123,175.67
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 3 $134,527.67
Government Printing Office 3 $128,178.33
Millennium Challenge Corporation 3 $91,230.67
Small Business Administration 3 $102,707.00
National Gallery of Art 3 $143,165.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $93,609.50
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $120,255.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 2 $57,526.50
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $100,561.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $120,991.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $118,453.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $90,837.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $77,997.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $164,857.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $98,630.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $77,983.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $100,904.00
Social Security Administration 1 $108,717.00
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 1 $113,735.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $107,569.00
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board 1 $142,800.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $136,845.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $135,264.00
Office of Justice Programs 1 $136,771.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $140,008.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $144,385.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $100,904.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $133,264.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $103,136.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $106,369.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $105,377.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $121,562.38. The highest paid General Engineer made $242,595 in 2011.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,769
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1,030
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 784
ES - Senior Executive Service 383
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 274
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 182
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 116
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 73
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 69
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 68
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 54
SL - Senior Level Positions 45
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 43
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 32
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 32
SN - Senior Level System 31
ST - Scientific And Professional 31
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 26
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 26
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 21
EG - Consultant (other) 21
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 12
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 11
CE - Contract Education--year Long 8
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 8
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 5
ZZ - Nonapplicable 5
EX - Executive Pay 3
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 1
ZA - Administrative 1
FO - Foreign Service Officers 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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