General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $127,312.16* *Based on the 2018 average.
9,687 EMPLOYEES
$1.19B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 31st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 9,687 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $112,053.

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 1,356 $112,053.09
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 964 $142,157.02
Veterans Health Administration 920 $94,144.09
Federal Aviation Administration 901 $140,993.86
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 723 $133,681.85
John F. Kennedy Space Center 518 $126,048.70
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 385 $132,865.03
Goddard Space Flight Center 302 $149,203.36
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 272 $133,986.92
Langley Research Center 249 $143,209.58
Ames Research Center 192 $154,520.52
Headquarters, Nasa 182 $164,930.83
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 169 $108,698.67
Internal Revenue Service 166 $123,425.08
Public Buildings Service 139 $103,429.96
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 136 $130,230.01
U.S. Coast Guard 135 $119,952.64
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 102 $124,776.81
Department of State 97 $134,605.44
John C. Stennis Space Center 96 $127,915.55
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 86 $121,951.06
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 86 $117,542.17
Ous for Science and Technology 82 $153,475.95
Forest Service 82 $114,644.05
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 79 $139,278.53
National Institutes of Health 78 $119,008.37
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 66 $122,860.70
Dryden Flight Research Center 63 $155,737.49
Federal Transit Administration 60 $115,372.22
Bureau of Reclamation 58 $110,451.67
National Park Service 51 $107,815.41
Environmental Protection Agency 49 $132,343.22
Indian Health Service 48 $94,708.46
Food and Drug Administration 46 $128,993.96
National Science Foundation 45 $159,336.27
Transportation Security Administration 43 $133,119.79
Office of Secretary of Transportation 38 $138,800.13
Mine Safety and Health Administration 37 $109,333.03
National Institute of Standards and Technology 33 $141,888.39
Agricultural Research Service 32 $111,182.41
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 28 $114,204.39
Federal Railroad Administration 26 $124,980.88
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 24 $122,910.00
Agency for International Development 24 $102,965.92
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 21 $151,122.10
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 20 $94,701.15
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 19 $121,499.74
Bureau of Industry and Security 17 $138,717.12
Federal Emergency Management Agency 16 $107,479.50
Bureau of Land Management 16 $107,098.69
U.S. Mint 16 $146,105.20
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 15 $120,382.33
Indian Affairs 14 $101,101.86
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 14 $135,285.79
National Cemetery Administration 14 $121,067.14
Federal Bureau of Investigation 13 $139,961.60
Geological Survey 12 $111,374.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 12 $110,412.67
U.S. Secret Service 10 $144,433.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 10 $99,506.60
Consumer Product Safety Commission 10 $132,330.30
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 10 $105,570.70
Government Printing Office 8 $112,438.38
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $144,016.50
Maritime Administration 8 $112,032.25
Natural Resources Conservation Service 7 $113,122.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 7 $124,313.43
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 7 $118,097.86
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $129,040.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $147,383.83
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 6 $115,969.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 6 $107,746.67
Presidio Trust 5 $130,449.40
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 5 $102,252.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 5 $110,243.60
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $131,956.60
Surface Transportation Board 5 $147,380.80
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 5 $124,089.40
Departmental Administration 3 $155,231.33
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $166,266.67
Federal Highway Administration 3 $161,041.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $111,061.67
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $114,021.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 3 $106,608.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 3 $100,796.33
Broadcasting Board of Governors 3 $161,983.33
National Gallery of Art 3 $146,882.67
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $137,827.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $111,560.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 2 $88,151.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $135,681.50
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $136,770.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $101,932.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $117,314.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $130,692.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $125,073.00
Office of Justice Programs 1 $130,692.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $120,461.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $123,223.00
Social Security Administration 1 $119,963.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $104,022.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $88,677.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $127,494.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $141,894.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $145,629.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $113,531.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $87,103.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $112,310.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $130,692.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $144,502.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $94,796.00
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 1 $145,629.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $146,764.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $161,900.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $145,629.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $127,312.16. The highest paid General Engineer made $252,450 in 2018.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,549
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 897
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 867
ES - Senior Executive Service 340
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 253
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 202
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 140
DN - Defense Nuclear Facil. Safety Board Exce 73
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 65
SL - Senior Level Positions 61
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 43
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 23
ST - Scientific And Professional 20
SN - Senior Level System 19
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 14
FO - Foreign Service Officers 12
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 11
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 11
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 11
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 11
PG - Printing Office Grades 8
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 6
CE - Contract Education--year Long 6
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
EE - Expert (other) 6
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 5
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 4
ZZ - Nonapplicable 3
EG - Consultant (other) 3
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 3
IT - 3
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 2
EX - Executive Pay 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
AJ - Administrative Judges 1
EQ - Code Use By Dept Of Energy Only 1
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 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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