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Instrument Maker - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Instrument Maker"

How much does an Instrument Maker in the federal government get paid? $78,659.00* *Based on the 2022 average.

Instrument Maker was the 532nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 3 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2022, the National Institute of Standards and Technology hired the most employees titled Instrument Making, with an average salary of $79,619.

Government Instrument Making jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Instrument Making job is FWS-14, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-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

This standard is used to grade all nonsupervisory jobs involved in planning and fabricating complex research and prototype instruments that are made from a variety of materials and are used to detect, measure, record, and regulate heat, pressure, speed, vibration, sound, illumination, biomedical phenomena, and other areas of interest to scientific, engineering, or medical personnel.

Agencies that have hired an Instrument Maker

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Institute of Standards and Technology 2 $79,619.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $76,739.00

Instrument Maker Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Instrument Maker is $78,659.00. The highest paid Instrument Maker made $79,619 in 2022.

Common Instrument Maker Payscales

Payscale Number of Instrument Making Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 3

Starting Paygrade: $13.43 to $40.23 / hour at paygrade FWS-14
Maximum Paygrade: $13.88 to $41.89 / hour at paygrade FWS-15

Other Jobs at the FWS-14 Paygrade

FWS-14 is the starting paygrade for Instrument Making jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-14 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Model MakingFWS-14FWS-15
Instrument MakingFWS-14FWS-15
Die SinkingFWS-14FWS-14

Average Instrument Making Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for an Instrument Maker was $58,234. Since then, the average pay has increased to $78,659 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 3314.

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