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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.

Job Description

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
Indian Affairs 34 $92,659.74
Maritime Administration 21 $72,494.38
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
Presidio Trust 4 $129,827.25
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

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 OperatingFWS-6FWS-8
Braking-Switching and ConductingFWS-7FWS-9
Fabric WorkingFWS-1FWS-9
Boiler Plant OperatingFWS-8FWS-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.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 2810.

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