Machinist - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Machinist"How much does a Machinist in the federal government get paid? $68,773.91* *Based on the 2016 average.
Machinist was the 370th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 108 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.
In 2016, the U.S. Mint hired the most employees titled Machining, with an average salary of $57,310.
Government Machining jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Machining job is FWS-8, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-11. 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.
This standard covers nonsupervisory work involved in the manufacture of parts and items of equipment from castings, forgings, and other raw stocks made of various metals, metal alloys, and other materials, and/or machining operations required in the repair of such items. The work requires the use of various types of conventional and/or computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools and their attachments to perform machining operations in the repair and/or manufacture of parts from raw stock.
Agencies that have hired a Machinist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|U.S. Coast Guard||34||$58,391.47|
|Government Printing Office||19||$81,304.89|
|Bureau of Engraving and Printing||17||$70,712.29|
|Veterans Health Administration||10||$56,487.00|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||6||$72,498.67|
|Department of Energy||2||$89,137.00|
|Agricultural Research Service||2||$50,061.50|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||2||$53,099.00|
|Bureau of Reclamation||2||$70,530.00|
|Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust)||2||$65,989.50|
|National Park Service||1||$62,965.00|
|St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation||1||$67,122.00|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||1||$70,541.00|
Machinist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Machinist is $68,773.91. The highest paid Machinist made $110,068 in 2016.
Common Machinist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Machining Employees|
|WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W||57|
|KJ - Gpo Neg Rates/machinists||20|
|KG - Non-craft Non-supervisory||9|
|WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage||8|
|WE - Currency Manufacturing||5|
|WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst||4|
|BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee||3|
|BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees||1|
|KS - Non-craft - Supervisory||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$10.62 to $23.66 / hour at paygrade FWS-8|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$12.04 to $28.58 / hour at paygrade FWS-11|
|Occupation Family:||MACHINE TOOL WORK FAMILY|
Other Jobs at the FWS-8 Paygrade
FWS-8 is the starting paygrade for Machining jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-8 paygrade.
|Occupation||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Motor Vehicle Operating||FWS-4||FWS-8|
Average Machining Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for a Machinist was $51,198. Since then, the average pay has increased to $68,774 in 2016.
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