General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $124,399.57* *Based on the 2014 average.
9,889 EMPLOYEES
$1.23B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 47th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 9,889 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $127,699.

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 1,434 $127,698.66
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1,140 $132,614.16
Veterans Health Administration 939 $90,973.15
Federal Aviation Administration 808 $136,402.38
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 719 $129,188.16
John F. Kennedy Space Center 674 $122,112.97
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 418 $126,404.93
Goddard Space Flight Center 289 $143,998.26
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 259 $130,501.41
Langley Research Center 249 $136,375.99
Internal Revenue Service 199 $116,131.30
Ames Research Center 185 $147,643.42
Headquarters, Nasa 172 $156,974.41
U.S. Coast Guard 134 $115,082.89
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 125 $113,943.09
Public Buildings Service 120 $103,816.53
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 111 $125,789.82
Department of State 101 $124,513.62
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 98 $122,969.38
Forest Service 93 $109,134.12
John C. Stennis Space Center 93 $120,155.98
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 92 $116,869.55
Ous for Science and Technology 83 $146,905.66
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 75 $137,059.45
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 74 $108,500.95
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 73 $114,761.18
Dryden Flight Research Center 65 $147,988.14
National Institutes of Health 65 $110,978.28
Federal Transit Administration 55 $107,958.49
Bureau of Reclamation 52 $108,479.87
National Park Service 50 $100,694.22
Environmental Protection Agency 48 $126,007.54
Food and Drug Administration 44 $119,429.05
Transportation Security Administration 43 $123,579.00
Indian Health Service 42 $89,717.71
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 42 $125,303.48
National Institute of Standards and Technology 36 $137,013.53
Mine Safety and Health Administration 36 $107,633.28
National Science Foundation 35 $143,785.23
Agricultural Research Service 31 $106,521.39
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 26 $141,046.62
Agency for International Development 24 $91,830.13
Federal Railroad Administration 23 $122,710.65
Bureau of Industry and Security 20 $125,177.15
U.S. Mint 18 $122,914.72
Geological Survey 15 $106,545.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 15 $105,897.47
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 14 $126,853.93
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 14 $120,641.93
Indian Affairs 14 $93,874.79
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 14 $113,998.86
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 13 $101,052.38
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 13 $120,906.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 13 $106,951.23
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 12 $120,112.17
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 11 $107,633.09
Bureau of Land Management 11 $104,148.91
Natural Resources Conservation Service 11 $107,976.64
National Transportation Safety Board 11 $137,151.73
National Cemetery Administration 11 $123,410.91
U.S. Secret Service 10 $135,325.90
Federal Bureau of Investigation 10 $133,476.90
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $126,142.44
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 9 $104,883.22
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 8 $92,482.13
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 7 $116,454.86
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 7 $98,823.57
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $121,708.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $136,393.50
Maritime Administration 6 $119,264.67
Federal Highway Administration 5 $129,401.80
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $110,488.60
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 5 $114,640.60
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 5 $92,514.40
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 5 $123,464.00
Surface Transportation Board 4 $138,136.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 4 $150,353.25
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $138,166.00
Government Printing Office 4 $115,152.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $105,322.00
Departmental Administration 3 $142,799.00
Rural Utilities Service 3 $116,163.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $114,498.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $164,866.67
Presidio Trust 3 $140,112.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $98,083.67
National Gallery of Art 3 $144,667.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $128,842.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 3 $95,747.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 2 $90,760.00
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $113,010.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $121,710.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $92,834.50
Rural Housing Service 2 $82,642.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $132,824.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $109,407.50
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $126,763.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $124,995.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $138,442.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $138,136.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $109,388.00
Office of Justice Programs 1 $116,887.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $81,079.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $120,429.00
Small Business Administration 1 $109,184.00
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 1 $138,136.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $113,904.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $0.00
Social Security Administration 1 $124,470.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $137,494.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $88,151.00
Program Support Center 1 $149,993.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $105,654.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $108,359.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $107,734.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $113,931.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $106,263.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $124,399.57. The highest paid General Engineer made $233,000 in 2014.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,679
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1,023
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 757
ES - Senior Executive Service 364
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 252
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 153
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 118
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 70
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 53
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 51
SL - Senior Level Positions 50
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 48
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 43
ST - Scientific And Professional 31
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 27
SN - Senior Level System 26
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 23
EG - Consultant (other) 22
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 20
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 18
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 11
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 8
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 7
CE - Contract Education--year Long 6
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 3
ZZ - Nonapplicable 3
EE - Expert (other) 3
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 2
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 2
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
FO - Foreign Service Officers 1
EX - Executive Pay 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a General Engineer was $101,008. Since then, the average pay has increased to $127,312 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0801.

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