Laborer - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Laborer"

How much does a Laborer in the federal government get paid? $32,957.05* *Based on the 2011 average.

Laborer was the 101st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 2,363 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2011, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Laboring, with an average salary of $32,878.

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 997 $32,877.86
Veterans Health Administration 327 $34,729.65
Agricultural Marketing Service 229 $22,805.00
Forest Service 205 $32,520.72
Indian Affairs 94 $35,550.72
Internal Revenue Service 52 $31,831.54
Bureau of Reclamation 44 $42,706.14
Maritime Administration 44 $40,624.32
Agricultural Research Service 41 $31,183.39
Indian Health Service 37 $32,525.89
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 36 $29,968.31
U.S. Coast Guard 30 $39,342.40
Bureau of Land Management 25 $36,127.52
Bureau of the Census 25 $38,533.52
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 22 $46,393.23
Veterans Benefits Administration 18 $35,195.39
National Gallery of Art 16 $46,096.13
National Cemetery Administration 13 $34,241.38
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 13 $31,642.46
Government Printing Office 11 $36,300.73
Geological Survey 10 $29,777.40
Financial Management Service 7 $40,661.57
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 7 $34,006.71
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 7 $31,001.14
Federal Acquisition Service 6 $36,221.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $42,024.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 4 $36,478.25
Natural Resources Conservation Service 4 $28,348.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $29,365.75
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $40,998.50
Department of Energy 3 $36,118.67
Office of Personnel Management 3 $35,228.33
Presidio Trust 2 $48,314.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $22,519.00
Departmental Administration 2 $37,676.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $34,154.00
Social Security Administration 2 $39,622.50
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $30,115.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $31,430.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $26,922.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $30,345.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $42,417.00
Departmental Offices 1 $31,430.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $37,987.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $39,652.00
Department of State 1 $49,211.00

Laborer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Laborer is $32,957.05. The highest paid Laborer made $97,751 in 2011.

Common Laborer Payscales

Payscale Number of Laboring Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 2,118
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 75
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 50
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 48
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 20
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 17
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 15
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 11
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
FW - Wage Grade 2
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1
CE - Contract Education--year Long 1
BL - Leader - Negotiated Pay Employees 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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