Laborer - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Laborer"

How much does a Laborer in the federal government get paid? $35,138.45* *Based on the 2016 average.

Laborer was the 122nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,767 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2016, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Laboring, with an average salary of $35,303.

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 727 $35,303.13
Veterans Health Administration 314 $36,677.06
Agricultural Marketing Service 158 $24,013.97
Forest Service 133 $32,752.02
Indian Affairs 88 $37,067.08
Bureau of Reclamation 53 $45,303.49
Indian Health Service 45 $32,579.44
Bureau of Land Management 37 $36,118.86
Internal Revenue Service 35 $36,514.06
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 33 $34,833.27
Agricultural Research Service 21 $33,868.10
National Cemetery Administration 20 $33,963.70
National Gallery of Art 17 $47,922.71
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 12 $48,129.58
Bureau of the Census 11 $39,958.27
Maritime Administration 9 $50,989.78
Veterans Benefits Administration 9 $39,340.56
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 8 $39,475.50
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $41,930.00
Federal Aviation Administration 4 $33,042.25
Government Printing Office 4 $43,770.25
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 4 $41,211.00
Geological Survey 3 $36,660.67
Departmental Administration 3 $39,382.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $47,396.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $36,669.00
Presidio Trust 1 $51,985.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $40,655.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $51,559.00
Department of State 1 $57,163.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $41,490.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $31,284.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $32,578.00
Departmental Offices 1 $32,578.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $47,317.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $41,162.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $47,201.00

Laborer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Laborer is $35,138.45. The highest paid Laborer made $106,782 in 2016.

Common Laborer Payscales

Payscale Number of Laboring Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 1,591
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 48
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 39
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 39
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 15
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 12
KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory 11
FW - Wage Grade 4
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1
KS - Non-craft - Supervisory 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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