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Lock and Dam Operator - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Lock and Dam Operator"

How much does a Lock and Dam Operator in the federal government get paid? $50,736.40* *Based on the 2011 average.

Lock and Dam Operator was the 465th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 30 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2011, the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation hired the most employees titled Lock And Dam Operating, with an average salary of $53,366.

Government Lock And Dam Operating jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Lock And Dam Operating job is FWS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-8. 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 is used for grading nonsupervisory jobs which involve primarily the operation of navigation lock and dam equipment and machinery to allow river traffic to pass from one level to another because of the differences in elevation between the bodies of water, and to maintain required pool levels.

Agencies that have hired a Lock and Dam Operator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 24 $53,366.33
National Park Service 5 $37,290.80
Indian Affairs 1 $54,846.00

Lock and Dam Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Lock and Dam Operator is $50,736.40. The highest paid Lock and Dam Operator made $59,762 in 2011.

Common Lock and Dam Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Lock And Dam Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 20
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 9
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 1

Starting Paygrade: $9.74 to $21.46 / hour at paygrade FWS-6
Maximum Paygrade: $10.62 to $23.66 / hour at paygrade FWS-8

Other Jobs at the FWS-6 Paygrade

FWS-6 is the starting paygrade for Lock and Dam Operating jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Offset PlatemakingFWS-5FWS-8
Sewing Machine OperatingFWS-3FWS-6
Lock and Dam OperatingFWS-6FWS-8
Fork Lift OperatingFWS-5FWS-6
Tractor OperatingFWS-5FWS-9

Average Lock And Dam Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Lock and Dam Operator was $42,296. Since then, the average pay has increased to $61,620 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 5426.

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