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Irrigation System Operator - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Irrigation System Operator"

How much does an Irrigation System Operator in the federal government get paid? $43,044.71* *Based on the 2018 average.

Irrigation System Operator was the 380th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 90 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Indian Affairs hired the most employees titled Irrigation System Operation, with an average salary of $41,890.

Government Irrigation System Operation jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Irrigation System Operation job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. 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 occupation includes positions that involve the management or operation of irrigation systems, where the work requires primarily knowledge of the methods and procedures used in distributing, controlling, and measuring irrigation water.

Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.

Agencies that have hired an Irrigation System Operator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Indian Affairs 84 $41,890.23
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $59,129.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $59,600.00

Irrigation System Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Irrigation System Operator is $43,044.71. The highest paid Irrigation System Operator made $78,270 in 2018.

Common Irrigation System Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Irrigation System Operation Employees
GS - General Schedule 90

Starting Paygrade: $19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,907.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Irrigation System Operation jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Hydrologic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Tax ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Range TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Physical Science TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Irrigation System Operation Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for an Irrigation System Operator was $34,377. Since then, the average pay has increased to $43,045 in 2018.

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 0459.

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