Mechanical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Mechanical Engineer"How much does a Mechanical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $109,411.90* *Based on the 2018 average.
Mechanical Engineer was the 152nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 1,244 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the National Institute of Standards and Technology hired the most employees titled Mechanical Engineering, with an average salary of $127,204.
Government Mechanical Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $109,411.90. The highest paid Mechanical Engineer made $188,000 in 2018.
Common Mechanical Engineer Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Mechanical Engineering Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||889|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||153|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||129|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||28|
|RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only.||17|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||8|
|ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag||3|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||3|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||3|
|ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en||2|
|EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service||2|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||2|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||1|
|SN - Senior Level System||1|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||1|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109||1|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$33,567.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$142,180.00 / 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 Mechanical 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|
|Government Information||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Agricultural Market Reporting||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Patent Classifying||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Closed Microphone Reporting||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Entomology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average Mechanical Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Mechanical Engineer was $85,621. Since then, the average pay has increased to $109,412 in 2018.
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