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General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $122,029.66* *Based on the 2012 average.
10,014 EMPLOYEES
$1.22B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 34th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 10,014 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $124,027.

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 1,571 $124,027.44
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1,098 $131,311.61
Veterans Health Administration 894 $90,003.21
Federal Aviation Administration 822 $134,058.85
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 746 $127,534.39
John F. Kennedy Space Center 688 $119,081.65
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 395 $124,214.78
Langley Research Center 262 $134,367.31
Goddard Space Flight Center 259 $141,686.23
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 251 $126,429.70
Internal Revenue Service 224 $112,416.74
Ames Research Center 191 $144,663.40
Headquarters, Nasa 187 $153,625.09
Public Buildings Service 140 $104,443.26
U.S. Coast Guard 132 $116,852.51
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 130 $111,812.81
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 105 $122,175.15
John C. Stennis Space Center 102 $115,860.01
Forest Service 92 $107,820.54
Department of State 92 $125,942.68
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 90 $115,173.60
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 85 $119,467.68
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 83 $132,841.88
Ous for Science and Technology 82 $146,975.11
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 80 $111,748.48
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 69 $106,080.88
Dryden Flight Research Center 61 $144,825.72
Federal Transit Administration 57 $108,289.12
National Institutes of Health 53 $113,704.42
National Institute of Standards and Technology 53 $99,838.68
Bureau of Reclamation 50 $103,823.76
Environmental Protection Agency 49 $123,035.77
Food and Drug Administration 48 $114,047.29
National Park Service 46 $100,747.17
Indian Health Service 44 $88,685.43
Mine Safety and Health Administration 39 $104,259.77
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 39 $126,720.74
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 35 $89,853.94
Agricultural Research Service 32 $107,595.68
National Science Foundation 30 $150,226.17
Transportation Security Administration 30 $125,406.93
Agency for International Development 26 $91,301.81
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 25 $144,334.68
Federal Railroad Administration 24 $121,140.04
Indian Affairs 21 $91,563.57
Bureau of Industry and Security 18 $120,751.00
U.S. Mint 18 $124,392.78
Geological Survey 17 $98,128.59
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 17 $125,427.41
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 16 $117,665.31
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 16 $120,708.81
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 14 $89,664.07
Bureau of Land Management 13 $94,831.00
National Cemetery Administration 11 $118,591.18
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 10 $82,526.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 10 $121,897.20
U.S. Secret Service 9 $135,986.22
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 9 $92,461.44
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $134,657.89
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 8 $100,253.38
Broadcasting Board of Governors 8 $143,141.13
Natural Resources Conservation Service 8 $99,092.13
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 7 $112,413.14
Federal Bureau of Investigation 7 $124,863.71
Maritime Administration 7 $120,226.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 7 $97,166.14
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $118,128.43
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 7 $114,573.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 6 $76,185.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $130,984.33
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $106,495.60
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 5 $124,072.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $130,256.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 5 $122,647.40
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 5 $136,186.40
Government Printing Office 5 $117,892.20
Federal Highway Administration 5 $152,960.20
Surface Transportation Board 5 $136,069.60
Presidio Trust 4 $124,578.50
Rural Utilities Service 4 $113,285.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 4 $126,251.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $131,952.75
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 4 $129,066.75
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $102,226.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $95,212.67
National Gallery of Art 3 $143,371.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $109,454.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $160,563.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $124,750.67
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $114,449.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $93,979.33
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $119,648.00
Departmental Administration 2 $135,615.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $90,595.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 2 $69,446.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 2 $94,096.00
Small Business Administration 2 $98,961.50
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 2 $117,084.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $121,739.50
Social Security Administration 1 $112,224.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $147,857.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $108,304.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $98,586.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $77,983.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $113,735.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $140,008.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $106,569.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $144,385.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $89,033.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $104,372.00
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board 1 $142,800.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $136,771.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $136,771.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $111,081.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $136,771.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $103,872.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $122,029.66. The highest paid General Engineer made $230,700 in 2012.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,730
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 974
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 765
ES - Senior Executive Service 369
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 283
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 176
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 127
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 77
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 66
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 64
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 54
SL - Senior Level Positions 41
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 33
ST - Scientific And Professional 33
SN - Senior Level System 32
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 30
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 29
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 26
EG - Consultant (other) 22
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 22
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 12
CE - Contract Education--year Long 8
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 6
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 6
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 6
ZZ - Nonapplicable 4
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
EX - Executive Pay 3
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 3
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 2
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 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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