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Mechanical Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Mechanical Engineer"

How much does a Mechanical Engineer in the federal government get paid? $102,379.15* *Based on the 2009 average.
1,183 EMPLOYEES
$120.71M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Mechanical Engineer was the 156th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 1,183 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Mechanical Engineering, with an average salary of $112,244.

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
Environmental Protection Agency 136 $112,244.04
National Institute of Standards and Technology 116 $114,220.77
Federal Aviation Administration 84 $96,180.61
Department of Energy 81 $99,440.46
Public Buildings Service 75 $94,226.99
Bureau of Reclamation 67 $80,705.43
U.S. Coast Guard 57 $97,553.46
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 50 $127,354.14
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 44 $110,299.32
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 43 $90,420.63
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 35 $103,327.09
Veterans Health Administration 35 $90,557.83
National Institutes of Health 28 $106,096.79
Food and Drug Administration 26 $100,294.38
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 26 $106,521.69
John F. Kennedy Space Center 22 $90,423.73
Department of State 19 $123,556.37
Consumer Product Safety Commission 18 $107,267.72
Forest Service 16 $87,037.75
Mine Safety and Health Administration 16 $88,529.63
National Park Service 14 $86,309.64
Indian Health Service 12 $81,698.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 12 $98,898.75
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 11 $106,679.91
National Transportation Safety Board 11 $124,416.55
Agricultural Research Service 10 $86,449.70
John C. Stennis Space Center 9 $85,442.22
Langley Research Center 8 $110,538.88
Federal Bureau of Investigation 8 $116,880.38
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $111,436.86
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 7 $106,593.57
Federal Acquisition Service 6 $108,866.50
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $127,660.17
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6 $93,396.00
U.S. Mint 5 $93,572.40
Geological Survey 5 $89,878.20
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $84,308.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $84,387.00
Internal Revenue Service 4 $112,783.75
Departmental Administration 3 $134,675.00
Maritime Administration 3 $116,592.33
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $101,029.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $103,482.67
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $118,478.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 2 $115,738.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $101,926.00
Indian Affairs 2 $87,601.50
Government Printing Office 2 $95,995.00
Social Security Administration 2 $99,967.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $106,810.00
Rural Utilities Service 2 $101,816.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $117,419.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $58,662.00
Ames Research Center 1 $127,997.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $113,007.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $94,577.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $67,613.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $133,543.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $56,411.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $88,179.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $98,518.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $114,745.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $136,881.00

Mechanical Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $102,379.15. The highest paid Mechanical Engineer made $165,633 in 2009.

Common Mechanical Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Mechanical Engineering Employees
GS - General Schedule 872
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 122
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 78
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 47
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 21
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 17
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 6
EG - Consultant (other) 3
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
SN - Senior Level System 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 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 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 InformationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Agricultural Market ReportingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Patent ClassifyingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
EntomologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Mechanical Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Mechanical Engineer was $85,621. Since then, the average pay has increased to $108,922 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0830.

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