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Laborer - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Laborer"

How much does a Laborer in the federal government get paid? $27,490.15* *Based on the 2005 average.

Laborer was the 95th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 2,672 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2005, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Laboring, with an average salary of $28,113.

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 892 $28,113.14
Agricultural Marketing Service 369 $19,223.06
Forest Service 333 $27,627.08
Veterans Health Administration 293 $30,196.89
Indian Affairs 177 $28,446.87
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 62 $29,901.77
Bureau of Reclamation 55 $34,011.25
Internal Revenue Service 44 $28,470.26
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 42 $26,224.69
National Cemetery Administration 37 $25,786.65
Indian Health Service 35 $25,607.00
Agricultural Research Service 33 $25,970.06
Bureau of Land Management 32 $28,394.31
Maritime Administration 30 $33,434.30
U.S. Coast Guard 26 $30,046.19
Government Printing Office 25 $33,858.52
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $26,472.13
National Gallery of Art 14 $36,251.43
Federal Emergency Management Agency 13 $28,488.92
Presidio Trust 13 $36,931.15
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 11 $42,649.64
Bureau of the Public Debt 10 $28,079.90
Bureau of the Census 10 $35,671.10
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 8 $29,807.50
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 8 $26,473.50
Geological Survey 7 $24,424.00
Social Security Administration 6 $36,080.50
U.S. Mint 6 $31,651.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 6 $29,914.00
Federal Supply Service 6 $30,546.83
Veterans Benefits Administration 6 $27,499.67
Federal Aviation Administration 5 $36,743.80
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $25,780.00
Customs and Border Protection 4 $34,442.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $21,336.00
Financial Management Service 3 $32,376.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $30,679.00
Departmental Administration 2 $32,463.00
Department of State 2 $44,662.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $35,200.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 2 $25,274.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $32,411.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $28,101.50
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $23,677.00
Department of Energy 2 $29,114.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $33,133.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $22,957.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $24,543.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $26,338.00
Departmental Offices 1 $26,338.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $29,698.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $29,698.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $29,698.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $34,500.00

Laborer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Laborer is $27,490.15. The highest paid Laborer made $70,248 in 2005.

Common Laborer Payscales

Payscale Number of Laboring Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 2,334
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 100
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 78
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 44
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 29
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 28
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 18
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 14
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 7
KT - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 80% 6
FW - Wage Grade 5
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 1
KY - Gpo Neg Rates/prnt Plnt Work, Equity Pay 1
KL - Non-craft - Leader 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1

Starting Paygrade: $17.68 to $7.38 / hour at paygrade FWS-1
Maximum Paygrade: $8.78 to $21.06 / 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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Laborer was $26,593. Since then, the average pay has increased to $39,541 in 2021.

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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Source: www.federalpay.org/employees/occupations/laboring/2005