High Voltage Electrician - Federal Salaries of 2022
Pay Rates for "High Voltage Electrician"How much does a High Voltage Electrician in the federal government get paid? $109,481.37* *Based on the 2022 average.
High Voltage Electrician was the 178th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 881 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory - negotiated pay employees payscale.
In 2022, the Department of Energy hired the most employees titled High Voltage Electrician, with an average salary of $117,110.
Government High Voltage Electrician jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a High Voltage Electrician job is FWS-8, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-10. 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.
This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in installing, testing, repairing, and maintaining high voltage electric power-controlling equipment and/or distribution lines. The work requires knowledge of electrical principles, procedures, materials, and safety standards governing electrical systems above 600 volts. In addition, the work requires general mechanical skills and knowledge, and in some cases may require knowledge of electronic principles as they pertain to electronic control circuitry. In some situations, the work includes testing, repairing, and maintaining electric-generating equipment in co-generation facilities.
Agencies that have hired a High Voltage Electrician
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Department of Energy||596||$117,109.63|
|Bureau of Reclamation||152||$108,284.93|
|Veterans Health Administration||35||$61,686.97|
|National Institutes of Health||13||$74,162.46|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency||10||$80,585.20|
|U.S. Coast Guard||6||$70,022.33|
|National Park Service||6||$64,795.00|
|International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico||2||$63,935.00|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||2||$69,268.50|
High Voltage Electrician Pay Distribution
The average pay for a High Voltage Electrician is $109,481.37. The highest paid High Voltage Electrician made $169,986 in 2022.
Common High Voltage Electrician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of High Voltage Electrician Employees|
|BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees||389|
|WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage System Not Otherwise Designated||288|
|WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System||83|
|BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees||57|
|BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees||44|
|WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System||8|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||4|
|WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System||4|
|XE - Supervisors Of Negotiated Rate Employees--federal Wage System||4|
|Starting Paygrade:||$10.68 to $28.58 / hour at paygrade FWS-8|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$11.60 to $32.52 / hour at paygrade FWS-10|
|Occupation Family:||ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE FAMILY|
Other Jobs at the FWS-8 Paygrade
FWS-8 is the starting paygrade for High Voltage Electrician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-8 paygrade.
|Occupation||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Lock and Dam Operating||FWS-6||FWS-8|
|Braking-Switching and Conducting||FWS-7||FWS-9|
|Boiler Plant Operating||FWS-8||FWS-10|
Average High Voltage Electrician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022
In 2004, the average pay for a High Voltage Electrician was $62,098. Since then, the average pay has increased to $109,481 in 2022.
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