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Laborer - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Laborer"

How much does a Laborer in the federal government get paid? $35,464.04* *Based on the 2018 average.

Laborer was the 159th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 1,108 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Laboring, with an average salary of $36,602.

Government Laboring jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Laboring job is FWS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-4. 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 that primarily requires physical effort and ability to perform laboring duties that involve little or no specialized skill or prior work experience. The work typically involves duties such as loading and unloading trucks; moving office furniture, equipment, and supplies by hand or with various moving devices (e.g., dollies and/or hand trucks); mowing lawns and trimming shrubs; washing vehicles; and clearing and digging ditches. These duties are commonly found in a variety of work situations such as roads and grounds maintenance, industrial operations, warehouses, office buildings, printing facilities, supply centers, and production areas.

Agencies that have hired a Laborer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 297 $36,602.01
Agricultural Marketing Service 220 $24,591.99
National Park Service 213 $38,049.32
Indian Affairs 52 $34,306.62
Indian Health Service 44 $34,497.52
Bureau of Reclamation 37 $51,821.14
Internal Revenue Service 33 $37,005.73
Forest Service 33 $34,551.06
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 26 $34,617.27
Agricultural Research Service 19 $34,856.26
National Cemetery Administration 18 $39,959.83
U.S. Coast Guard 18 $39,228.39
National Gallery of Art 15 $48,255.20
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 13 $51,020.15
Bureau of Land Management 12 $38,678.83
Bureau of the Census 10 $40,452.20
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 6 $39,750.17
Veterans Benefits Administration 6 $41,830.00
Government Printing Office 4 $48,240.50
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 4 $43,211.25
Federal Aviation Administration 3 $35,694.33
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 3 $47,105.33
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $43,687.67
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $43,572.33
Departmental Administration 2 $42,032.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $37,733.00
Geological Survey 2 $39,715.00
Maritime Administration 2 $56,234.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $48,129.00
Presidio Trust 1 $52,550.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $41,197.00
Departmental Offices 1 $33,517.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $52,436.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $49,156.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $33,517.00
Department of State 1 $57,163.00

Laborer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Laborer is $35,464.04. The highest paid Laborer made $103,286 in 2018.

Common Laborer Payscales

Payscale Number of Laboring Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 996
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 35
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 32
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 14
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 11
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 8
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 4
FW - Wage Grade 3
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1

Starting Paygrade: $7.63 to $15.54 / hour at paygrade FWS-1
Maximum Paygrade: $8.89 to $19.03 / hour at paygrade FWS-4

Other Jobs at the FWS-1 Paygrade

FWS-1 is the starting paygrade for Laboring jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Elevator OperatingFWS-1FWS-2
Fabric WorkingFWS-1FWS-9
Mobile Equipment ServicingFWS-1FWS-6
Laboratory WorkingFWS-1FWS-4

Average Laboring Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Laborer was $26,593. Since then, the average pay has increased to $35,464 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 3502.

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