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Laborer - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Laborer"

How much does a Laborer in the federal government get paid? $28,407.01* *Based on the 2006 average.

Laborer was the 95th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 2,507 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2006, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Laboring, with an average salary of $29,476.

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 725 $29,475.73
Agricultural Marketing Service 389 $19,795.43
Forest Service 342 $27,847.17
Veterans Health Administration 319 $30,595.61
Indian Affairs 143 $31,041.83
National Cemetery Administration 46 $26,876.07
Bureau of Reclamation 43 $35,484.77
Indian Health Service 40 $27,201.58
Internal Revenue Service 39 $28,038.05
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 38 $32,685.16
U.S. Coast Guard 34 $33,428.21
Agricultural Research Service 31 $27,259.07
Bureau of Land Management 31 $28,698.23
Maritime Administration 28 $35,369.64
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 27 $27,498.96
Government Printing Office 21 $36,351.24
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 21 $26,165.14
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 20 $41,529.65
U.S. Mint 19 $28,661.37
National Gallery of Art 16 $37,643.13
Federal Emergency Management Agency 14 $31,825.29
Bureau of the Public Debt 11 $29,367.82
Bureau of the Census 10 $36,898.30
Presidio Trust 9 $40,202.56
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 8 $32,979.50
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 7 $29,304.43
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 $31,525.43
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $25,542.00
Federal Supply Service 6 $31,608.00
Geological Survey 6 $24,974.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 6 $28,359.00
Social Security Administration 5 $37,653.80
Financial Management Service 4 $32,119.00
Federal Aviation Administration 4 $38,119.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $31,736.67
Customs and Border Protection 3 $32,745.00
Office of Personnel Management 3 $28,153.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $36,188.67
Department of State 3 $45,754.00
Departmental Administration 2 $31,764.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $26,442.50
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $35,169.00
Department of Energy 1 $30,016.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $23,437.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $25,253.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $25,294.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $27,256.00
Departmental Offices 1 $27,256.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $30,721.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $30,721.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $30,721.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $29,114.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $35,476.00

Laborer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Laborer is $28,407.01. The highest paid Laborer made $74,381 in 2006.

Common Laborer Payscales

Payscale Number of Laboring Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 2,206
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 88
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 71
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 36
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 29
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 18
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 18
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 16
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 10
FW - Wage Grade 4
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2
KT - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 80% 2
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 1
KU - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 85% 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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