Materials Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Materials Engineer"How much does a Materials Engineer in the federal government get paid? $120,675.51* *Based on the 2016 average.
Materials Engineer was the 236th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 482 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center hired the most employees titled Materials Engineering, with an average salary of $116,021.
Government Materials Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Materials Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. 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.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired a Materials Engineer
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|George C. Marshall Space Flight Center||112||$116,020.64|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||82||$106,641.21|
|John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field||60||$125,223.47|
|Nuclear Regulatory Commission||56||$132,463.54|
|Langley Research Center||45||$119,775.58|
|John F. Kennedy Space Center||26||$114,456.42|
|Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center||22||$124,942.00|
|Food and Drug Administration||17||$110,177.76|
|Goddard Space Flight Center||13||$115,259.38|
|Department of Energy||12||$112,179.00|
|Ames Research Center||9||$144,161.67|
|Bureau of Reclamation||8||$87,881.38|
|National Transportation Safety Board||6||$130,456.00|
|Bureau of Industry and Security||4||$109,322.50|
|Agricultural Research Service||3||$111,505.00|
|U.S. Coast Guard||2||$99,665.00|
|Federal Highway Administration||2||$121,641.00|
|Bureau of Transportation Statistics||1||$115,072.00|
|U.S. Secret Service||1||$133,268.00|
Materials Engineer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Materials Engineer is $120,675.51. The highest paid Materials Engineer made $171,400 in 2016.
Common Materials Engineer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Materials Engineering Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||342|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||75|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||50|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||7|
|SN - Senior Level System||2|
|RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only.||2|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||2|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||1|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$136,659.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0800 ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Materials Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Writing and Editing||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Photographic Technology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Office Drafting||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Oceanography||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Housing Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Materials Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for a Materials Engineer was $96,124. Since then, the average pay has increased to $120,676 in 2016.
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