Materials Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2011
Pay Rates for "Materials Engineer"How much does a Materials Engineer in the federal government get paid? $117,925.84* *Based on the 2011 average.
Materials Engineer was the 248th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 473 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2011, the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center hired the most employees titled Materials Engineering, with an average salary of $111,635.
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||121||$111,635.31|
|Nuclear Regulatory Commission||64||$132,301.45|
|John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field||63||$122,925.27|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||52||$117,657.06|
|Langley Research Center||40||$115,874.08|
|Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center||25||$123,349.36|
|John F. Kennedy Space Center||25||$105,529.64|
|Goddard Space Flight Center||19||$117,648.63|
|Ames Research Center||12||$142,442.17|
|Department of Energy||11||$106,120.91|
|Food and Drug Administration||7||$119,465.29|
|Agricultural Research Service||5||$96,547.00|
|Bureau of Reclamation||5||$88,115.40|
|National Transportation Safety Board||4||$134,013.25|
|Federal Highway Administration||3||$106,542.67|
|U.S. Secret Service||2||$123,379.00|
|National Science Foundation||2||$164,461.50|
|U.S. Coast Guard||1||$115,742.00|
|Federal Aviation Administration||1||$127,219.00|
|Bureau of Transportation Statistics||1||$106,358.00|
Materials Engineer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Materials Engineer is $117,925.84. The highest paid Materials Engineer made $170,231 in 2011.
Common Materials Engineer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Materials Engineering Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||342|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||58|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||50|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||6|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||5|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||3|
|EG - Consultant (other)||2|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||2|
|SN - Senior Level System||2|
|FG - Similar To The General Schedule||1|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||1|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$138,572.00 / 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|
|Electronics Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Supply Clerical and Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Petroleum Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Compliance Inspection and Support||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Writing and Editing||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Materials Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Materials Engineer was $96,124. Since then, the average pay has increased to $123,015 in 2018.
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