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General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $122,653.30* *Based on the 2013 average.
9,925 EMPLOYEES
$1.22B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 34th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 9,925 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $125,723.

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 1,492 $125,722.80
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1,109 $131,340.01
Veterans Health Administration 915 $90,050.78
Federal Aviation Administration 812 $134,393.36
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 723 $127,995.21
John F. Kennedy Space Center 685 $119,929.23
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 406 $123,658.55
Goddard Space Flight Center 281 $141,057.13
Langley Research Center 260 $134,884.50
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 258 $128,136.97
Internal Revenue Service 207 $113,430.48
Ames Research Center 186 $144,802.86
Headquarters, Nasa 180 $154,476.67
U.S. Coast Guard 139 $114,976.46
Public Buildings Service 133 $103,087.47
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 131 $110,960.24
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 109 $121,865.98
John C. Stennis Space Center 103 $116,182.63
Department of State 103 $123,792.82
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 98 $119,480.80
Forest Service 95 $105,968.54
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 93 $115,340.32
Science and Technology Directorate 81 $147,074.48
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 80 $134,369.56
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 78 $112,542.38
Customs and Border Protection 74 $108,522.64
Dryden Flight Research Center 60 $146,660.10
Federal Transit Administration 53 $107,044.83
National Institutes of Health 53 $111,817.77
Bureau of Reclamation 50 $105,544.54
Environmental Protection Agency 47 $124,807.76
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 43 $121,616.16
Indian Health Service 41 $90,744.76
National Park Service 39 $103,186.23
Transportation Security Administration 37 $127,858.19
Agricultural Research Service 36 $104,420.00
National Science Foundation 35 $141,872.49
National Institute of Standards and Technology 35 $133,081.23
Mine Safety and Health Administration 35 $105,641.66
Food and Drug Administration 34 $119,231.24
Federal Railroad Administration 26 $119,925.73
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 25 $142,410.92
U.S. Agency for International Development 25 $92,073.60
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 20 $102,743.60
Bureau of Industry and Security 18 $122,626.50
Indian Affairs 17 $88,422.82
U.S. Mint 16 $124,286.63
Geological Survey 15 $102,208.87
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $123,700.33
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 14 $120,258.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 14 $118,335.86
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 13 $95,661.00
Bureau of Land Management 13 $95,230.92
National Cemetery Administration 13 $120,087.00
U.S. Secret Service 11 $131,716.64
National Transportation Safety Board 10 $138,627.10
Consumer Product Safety Commission 10 $124,190.40
Federal Bureau of Investigation 10 $129,811.70
Natural Resources Conservation Service 9 $110,223.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 9 $100,436.78
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 9 $103,011.78
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 9 $87,759.22
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 9 $110,565.78
Federal Emergency Management Agency 8 $120,183.13
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 7 $104,810.14
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 7 $116,239.86
Maritime Administration 7 $120,226.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 7 $97,408.43
Broadcasting Board of Governors 6 $141,894.17
Government Printing Office 6 $113,795.67
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $117,878.83
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 6 $113,420.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $132,482.00
Surface Transportation Board 5 $136,771.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $107,493.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 5 $85,171.20
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $131,840.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 5 $120,997.40
Federal Highway Administration 4 $149,942.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 4 $126,251.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $160,563.67
Presidio Trust 3 $126,246.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 3 $134,291.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $94,722.33
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $104,860.67
Rural Utilities Service 3 $110,293.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $109,994.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 3 $92,732.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $99,445.67
National Gallery of Art 3 $140,269.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $126,073.33
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 2 $118,837.50
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $123,223.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 2 $82,643.00
Small Business Administration 2 $98,776.00
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $111,892.50
Office of Justice Programs 2 $108,717.50
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $121,710.50
Departmental Administration 2 $137,369.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $90,595.00
Office of Mission Assurance 1 $136,771.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $148,510.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $103,872.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $136,771.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $109,581.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $98,586.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $106,869.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $94,969.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $136,771.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $108,304.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $80,276.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $109,807.00
Social Security Administration 1 $122,744.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $87,278.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $104,607.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $109,517.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $122,653.30. The highest paid General Engineer made $242,595 in 2013.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,705
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 990
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 760
ES - Senior Executive Service 374
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 262
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 160
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 115
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 74
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 59
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 55
SL - Senior Level Positions 51
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 49
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 37
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 31
ST - Scientific And Professional 31
SN - Senior Level System 27
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 25
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 25
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 20
EG - Consultant (other) 18
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 11
CE - Contract Education--year Long 8
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 7
ZZ - Nonapplicable 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 5
EE - Expert (other) 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 3
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
EX - Executive Pay 2
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 2
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 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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