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Model Maker - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Model Maker"

How much does a Model Maker in the federal government get paid? $74,674.82* *Based on the 2020 average.

Model Maker was the 502nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 11 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2020, the Bureau of Reclamation hired the most employees titled Model Making, with an average salary of $73,922.

Government Model Making jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Model Making job is FWS-14, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-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

This standard is used to grade all nonsupervisory jobs involved in planning and fabricating complex research and prototype models which are made from a variety of materials and are used in scientific, engineering, developmental, experimental, and test work.

Agencies that have hired a Model Maker

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $73,922.00
U.S. Secret Service 3 $76,843.33
Forest Service 2 $60,606.50
Food and Drug Administration 1 $86,151.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $76,259.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $85,504.00

Model Maker Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Model Maker is $74,674.82. The highest paid Model Maker made $86,151 in 2020.

Common Model Maker Payscales

Payscale Number of Model Making Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 8
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 3

Starting Paygrade: $36.49 to $12.14 / hour at paygrade FWS-14
Maximum Paygrade: $38.22 to $12.46 / hour at paygrade FWS-15

Other Jobs at the FWS-14 Paygrade

FWS-14 is the starting paygrade for Model Making jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-14 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Instrument MakingFWS-14FWS-15
Die SinkingFWS-14FWS-14
Model MakingFWS-14FWS-15

Average Model Making Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Model Maker was $54,308. Since then, the average pay has increased to $74,675 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 4714.

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