Laborer - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Laborer"

How much does a Laborer in the federal government get paid? $26,592.91* *Based on the 2004 average.

Laborer was the 91st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 2,790 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2004, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Laboring, with an average salary of $27,258.

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
National Park Service 872 $27,257.98
Veterans Health Administration 384 $28,333.04
Agricultural Marketing Service 368 $18,706.26
Forest Service 362 $26,644.35
Indian Affairs 173 $28,091.24
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 57 $25,464.68
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 51 $29,710.84
Internal Revenue Service 51 $27,304.55
Bureau of Reclamation 49 $33,212.41
Agricultural Research Service 35 $23,608.77
Indian Health Service 35 $2,579.91
National Cemetery Administration 34 $24,803.79
U.S. Coast Guard 33 $31,548.52
Bureau of Land Management 30 $26,650.83
Maritime Administration 25 $34,488.28
Government Printing Office 22 $34,636.64
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 20 $25,050.05
Presidio Trust 17 $32,009.88
National Gallery of Art 15 $35,239.80
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 15 $39,221.73
Social Security Administration 14 $34,727.57
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 11 $28,337.91
Bureau of the Census 11 $34,308.18
U.S. Mint 9 $28,839.22
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $29,547.44
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 8 $24,386.75
Bureau of the Public Debt 7 $27,446.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 7 $28,853.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 7 $28,848.14
Veterans Benefits Administration 6 $26,285.83
Federal Supply Service 6 $30,829.50
Geological Survey 5 $25,811.80
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $23,520.60
Federal Aviation Administration 5 $33,605.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $29,232.00
Public Buildings Service 2 $33,881.50
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $25,430.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $33,548.50
Department of State 2 $42,836.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $30,825.00
Financial Management Service 2 $29,332.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $32,860.00
Departmental Administration 2 $31,294.50
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $27,048.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $27,590.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $28,634.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $28,634.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $28,634.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $32,079.00
Departmental Offices 1 $25,378.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $22,122.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $24,460.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $27,027.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $0.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $0.00

Laborer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Laborer is $26,592.91. The highest paid Laborer made $65,678 in 2004.

Common Laborer Payscales

Payscale Number of Laboring Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 2,440
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 119
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 69
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 46
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 31
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 21
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 20
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 17
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 11
FW - Wage Grade 5
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 3
KU - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 85% 1
KL - Non-craft - Leader 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 1
KY - Gpo Neg Rates/prnt Plnt Work, Equity Pay 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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