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General Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "General Engineer"

How much does a General Engineer in the federal government get paid? $131,007.96* *Based on the 2019 average.
9,850 EMPLOYEES
$1.22B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Engineer was the 357th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 9,850 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled General Engineering, with an average salary of $134,412.

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 1,280 $134,411.90
Veterans Health Administration 1,000 $95,774.58
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 877 $149,018.94
Federal Aviation Administration 860 $145,655.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 768 $141,547.82
John F. Kennedy Space Center 527 $129,495.78
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 368 $138,702.56
Federal Emergency Management Agency 340 $65,704.81
Goddard Space Flight Center 282 $154,885.37
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 264 $136,662.03
Langley Research Center 254 $147,939.37
Ames Research Center 209 $153,370.56
Headquarters, Nasa 191 $168,536.35
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 162 $116,314.57
Internal Revenue Service 140 $128,364.86
Public Buildings Service 137 $106,550.85
U.S. Coast Guard 132 $124,599.70
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 124 $134,372.60
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 106 $123,042.03
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 98 $119,677.79
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 94 $122,232.45
John C. Stennis Space Center 92 $131,425.53
Department of State 88 $141,083.93
Forest Service 87 $114,534.80
National Institutes of Health 84 $124,567.19
Food and Drug Administration 69 $126,068.21
Customs and Border Protection 67 $136,901.96
Science and Technology Directorate 67 $158,379.12
Federal Transit Administration 65 $115,765.55
Dryden Flight Research Center 62 $159,412.13
National Science Foundation 60 $165,273.27
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 59 $147,434.20
Environmental Protection Agency 52 $131,791.96
National Park Service 50 $112,701.62
Transportation Security Administration 48 $134,596.13
Indian Health Service 46 $98,321.26
Office of Secretary of Transportation 39 $137,774.82
Mine Safety and Health Administration 38 $111,432.79
Bureau of Reclamation 31 $125,440.81
National Institute of Standards and Technology 28 $149,258.18
Federal Railroad Administration 27 $134,280.22
Agricultural Research Service 26 $114,800.35
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 25 $116,346.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 22 $133,505.59
U.S. Mint 19 $146,122.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 19 $106,342.68
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 17 $144,961.53
National Cemetery Administration 17 $129,908.76
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 15 $132,696.93
Bureau of Industry and Security 14 $148,208.57
U.S. Secret Service 14 $150,271.86
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 14 $138,119.71
Indian Affairs 14 $106,466.07
Bureau of Land Management 14 $117,958.54
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 13 $121,495.92
Federal Bureau of Investigation 13 $145,238.89
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 12 $111,017.92
Geological Survey 12 $122,698.83
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 11 $111,887.27
National Transportation Safety Board 11 $147,620.55
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 11 $128,031.82
Consumer Product Safety Commission 10 $140,735.90
Maritime Administration 9 $112,015.11
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 9 $104,614.67
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 9 $111,988.89
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 7 $120,988.43
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 7 $110,886.29
Government Printing Office 7 $130,650.43
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $136,652.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 6 $112,789.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 5 $120,155.60
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $143,317.40
Presidio Trust 5 $145,649.40
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $151,327.80
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $126,739.40
Surface Transportation Board 4 $152,352.00
Federal Highway Administration 4 $161,363.75
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $126,813.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 4 $116,525.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 4 $113,090.00
Departmental Administration 3 $161,784.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $140,636.00
National Gallery of Art 3 $151,487.33
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $104,902.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $115,313.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $166,500.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 2 $107,489.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $165,410.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2 $133,123.50
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 2 $110,740.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $127,864.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $123,962.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $142,155.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $110,038.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $166,500.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $117,191.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $74,759.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $166,500.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $132,818.00
Office of Mission Assurance 1 $152,352.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $108,045.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $94,617.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $92,004.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $148,445.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $152,352.00
Office of Justice Programs 1 $136,725.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $154,497.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $121,108.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $149,395.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $115,313.00
Social Security Administration 1 $132,818.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $0.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $79,569.00

General Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Engineer is $131,007.96. The highest paid General Engineer made $246,900 in 2019.

Common General Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of General Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,544
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 852
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 785
ES - Senior Executive Service 329
IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) 322
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 285
NN - Employees In The National Nuclear Security Administration's Engineering And Scientific Career Path 185
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 118
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 67
SL - Senior Level Positions 62
DN - Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Excepted Service Employees 56
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 48
SN - Senior Level System 18
ST - Scientific And Professional 18
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 18
EE - Expert (other) 13
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 12
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 11
ER - Scientific, Engineering & Professonal Pers Of The Adv Research Proj Agcy-en 10
EK - The National Defense Authorization Act Of 1995 Department Of Energy Excepted Service 10
FO - Foreign Service Officers 10
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 9
EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service 9
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 7
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109) 6
CE - Contract Education--year Long 6
EV - Federal Aviation Administration Executive Compensation Plan 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 4
GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions 4
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 3
EG - Consultant (other) 3
ZZ - Nonapplicable 3
IT - Employees Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) Of The Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
ET - Program Director Of The Advanced Research Projects Agency-engery 2
EX - Executive Pay 1
AJ - Administrative Judges 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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