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Motor Vehicle Operator - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Motor Vehicle Operator"

How much does a Motor Vehicle Operator in the federal government get paid? $50,268.86* *Based on the 2020 average.

Motor Vehicle Operator was the 99th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 2,497 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Motor Vehicle Operating, with an average salary of $50,110.

Government Motor Vehicle Operating jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Motor Vehicle Operating job is FWS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-8. 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 covers nonsupervisory work involved in the operation of gasoline, diesel, or electric powered wheeled vehicles to haul cargo and fuel, transport passengers, or to tow or recover equipment. The vehicles are driven in restricted traffic environments on Government installations, over public roads and highways, or under cross-country conditions. Also included are motor vehicles which have special-purpose or auxiliary devices where a knowledge of such devices does not exceed the level of knowledge and skill required to operate the vehicle safely.

Agencies that have hired a Motor Vehicle Operator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 1,909 $50,109.62
Indian Affairs 194 $44,375.69
National Park Service 108 $54,332.69
Indian Health Service 33 $43,996.52
Forest Service 32 $45,394.78
Government Printing Office 26 $61,215.73
Social Security Administration 22 $57,509.23
Federal Emergency Management Agency 19 $54,044.58
Federal Bureau of Investigation 17 $62,290.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 17 $59,607.18
National Cemetery Administration 16 $55,236.44
Department of State 16 $61,145.19
Bureau of the Census 14 $54,913.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $50,693.22
Departmental Administration 8 $56,863.13
Bureau of Land Management 7 $58,865.00
National Archives and Records Administration 5 $53,565.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 4 $46,378.50
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $50,505.33
Departmental Offices 3 $58,394.33
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $61,420.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $59,438.00
Patent and Trademark Office 3 $59,278.00
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $61,295.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $56,276.00
Geological Survey 2 $51,893.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $42,136.50
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $50,422.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $63,716.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $53,114.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $59,438.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $50,213.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $0.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $39,799.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $51,486.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $50,213.00
International Trade Administration 1 $53,114.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $59,438.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $51,382.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $41,114.00
Selective Service System 1 $59,104.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $50,923.00

Motor Vehicle Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Motor Vehicle Operator is $50,268.86. The highest paid Motor Vehicle Operator made $88,781 in 2020.

Common Motor Vehicle Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Motor Vehicle Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 2,146
CY - Contract Education--school Year 183
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 73
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 50
KX - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Printing Plant Workers, 100% 23
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Nonsupervisory - Federal Wage System 13
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
KA - Kiess Act 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 2

Starting Paygrade: $8.49 to $20.98 / hour at paygrade FWS-4
Maximum Paygrade: $26.35 to $10.20 / hour at paygrade FWS-8

Other Jobs at the FWS-4 Paygrade

FWS-4 is the starting paygrade for Motor Vehicle Operating jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Animal CaretakingFWS-4FWS-5
Insects Production WorkingFWS-3FWS-5
Cemetery CaretakingFWS-2FWS-6

Average Motor Vehicle Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Motor Vehicle Operator was $37,511. Since then, the average pay has increased to $50,269 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 5703.

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