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Mechanical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Mechanical Engineer"

How much does a Mechanical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $89,345.76* *Based on the 2005 average.

Mechanical Engineer was the 154th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 1,075 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the National Institute of Standards and Technology hired the most employees titled Mechanical Engineering, with an average salary of $100,000.

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.

Job Description

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Institute of Standards and Technology 106 $100,000.25
Environmental Protection Agency 96 $101,428.29
Department of Energy 79 $88,732.51
Public Buildings Service 78 $82,788.59
Federal Aviation Administration 70 $86,946.81
Bureau of Reclamation 66 $76,143.67
U.S. Coast Guard 61 $83,886.79
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 42 $80,064.64
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 38 $88,980.84
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 35 $88,674.29
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 34 $113,053.79
Veterans Health Administration 33 $80,333.34
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 24 $86,781.83
Food and Drug Administration 23 $84,868.39
Department of State 20 $105,283.80
National Institutes of Health 18 $92,190.22
Mine Safety and Health Administration 16 $82,347.88
Consumer Product Safety Commission 16 $93,033.63
John C. Stennis Space Center 15 $74,105.80
Forest Service 14 $76,922.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 13 $91,244.38
Agricultural Research Service 12 $71,578.17
Indian Health Service 12 $71,389.17
National Park Service 11 $81,516.73
Federal Bureau of Investigation 11 $101,117.18
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $80,882.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 9 $86,791.22
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $92,532.33
Langley Research Center 9 $90,766.44
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $95,116.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 7 $89,695.00
Federal Supply Service 7 $87,383.57
Geological Survey 6 $86,295.17
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $101,134.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 5 $88,384.00
Internal Revenue Service 4 $101,305.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $68,104.50
U.S. Mint 4 $86,436.00
Maritime Administration 3 $97,220.00
Indian Affairs 3 $79,291.00
Ames Research Center 3 $101,200.00
Government Printing Office 2 $74,782.00
National Science Foundation 2 $128,111.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $83,844.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $76,908.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2 $97,188.50
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $97,204.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $92,228.50
Bureau of the Census 1 $79,652.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $100,319.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $77,274.00
Departmental Administration 1 $109,044.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $106,044.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $98,813.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $94,260.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $106,044.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $114,746.00
Social Security Administration 1 $97,213.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $84,751.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $104,581.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $106,044.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $65,960.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $81,080.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $100,152.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $82,259.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $97,213.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $85,812.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $76,837.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $109,855.00

Mechanical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $89,345.76. The highest paid Mechanical Engineer made $143,401 in 2005.

Common Mechanical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Mechanical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 831
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 111
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 65
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 29
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 12
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 5
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 3
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
EG - Consultant (other) 2
EE - Expert (other) 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1

Starting Paygrade: $34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

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
Equal Opportunity AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Agricultural Market ReportingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Patent ExaminingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Animal ScienceProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Mechanical Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Mechanical Engineer was $85,621. Since then, the average pay has increased to $115,581 in 2020.

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 0830.

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