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Motor Vehicle Operator - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Motor Vehicle Operator"

How much does a Motor Vehicle Operator in the federal government get paid? $46,729.77* *Based on the 2017 average.

Motor Vehicle Operator was the 90th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 2,672 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Motor Vehicle Operating, with an average salary of $46,619.

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 1,892 $46,618.68
Indian Affairs 217 $42,137.65
National Park Service 133 $50,347.07
Indian Health Service 112 $42,520.57
Forest Service 45 $42,843.80
Department of State 28 $55,151.25
Social Security Administration 26 $53,169.81
Government Printing Office 24 $56,690.08
Federal Bureau of Investigation 22 $37,611.93
National Cemetery Administration 18 $51,539.22
Bureau of the Census 15 $51,336.20
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $56,211.80
Federal Emergency Management Agency 13 $49,924.23
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 12 $50,106.83
Departmental Administration 9 $53,385.67
Bureau of Land Management 7 $58,974.86
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $50,262.57
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $57,487.33
Departmental Offices 5 $51,997.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 5 $45,437.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $40,258.25
Patent and Trademark Office 4 $51,857.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $56,218.25
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $58,582.00
Program Support Center 4 $47,500.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $49,879.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $54,846.00
Geological Survey 2 $45,163.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $47,758.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $54,690.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $37,941.50
Office of Personnel Management 2 $59,312.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $52,885.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $53,844.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $46,633.50
Agricultural Research Service 2 $49,712.00
Food and Nutrition Service 2 $52,339.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $48,536.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $57,846.00
International Trade Administration 1 $54,846.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $54,846.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $57,747.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $51,716.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $46,352.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $46,352.00
Selective Service System 1 $51,674.00
Department of Energy 1 $65,907.00
U.S. Mint 1 $800.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $52,655.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $50,568.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $50,568.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $58,728.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $46,352.00

Motor Vehicle Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Motor Vehicle Operator is $46,729.77. The highest paid Motor Vehicle Operator made $88,696 in 2017.

Common Motor Vehicle Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Motor Vehicle Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 2,283
CY - Contract Education--school Year 196
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 90
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 51
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 21
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 12
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 8
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 7
KA - Kiess Act 3
CE - Contract Education--year Long 1

Starting Paygrade: $8.89 to $19.03 / hour at paygrade FWS-4
Maximum Paygrade: $10.62 to $23.66 / 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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Motor Vehicle Operator was $37,511. Since then, the average pay has increased to $46,730 in 2017.

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.

Federal employee salaries are public information under open government laws (5 U.S.C. § 552). FederalPay provides this data in the interest of government transparency — employee data may not be used for commercial soliciting or vending of any kind. Learn more about the FederalPay Employees Dataset here.

The series code of this occupation is 5703.

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