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Motor Vehicle Operator - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Motor Vehicle Operator"

How much does a Motor Vehicle Operator in the federal government get paid? $51,703.44* *Based on the 2021 average.

Motor Vehicle Operator was the 98th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 2,512 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Motor Vehicle Operating, with an average salary of $51,682.

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 1,881 $51,681.86
179 $9,978.53
Indian Health Service 119 $46,739.60
National Park Service 97 $56,992.31
Forest Service 27 $46,857.74
Government Printing Office 22 $62,358.55
Social Security Administration 20 $58,803.50
National Cemetery Administration 19 $56,771.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 18 $53,903.61
Department of State 14 $62,287.93
Federal Bureau of Investigation 12 $66,662.75
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 12 $59,142.58
Bureau of the Census 11 $56,004.64
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $49,863.00
Departmental Administration 8 $57,110.75
Indian Affairs 7 $48,717.14
Bureau of Land Management 6 $58,530.17
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $53,325.75
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 4 $47,270.75
Program Support Center 4 $51,987.25
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $62,046.67
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $51,013.33
Bureau of Reclamation 3 $62,840.00
Geological Survey 2 $53,406.00
Office of Personnel Management 2 $64,363.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $60,365.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $51,851.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 2 $60,043.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $52,769.00
Departmental Offices 2 $52,570.50
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $57,012.00
International Trade Administration 1 $56,494.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $60,043.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $47,145.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $54,923.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $43,743.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $0.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $57,622.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $51,735.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $41,761.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $47,104.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $50,213.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $50,735.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $56,044.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $60,043.00
Selective Service System 1 $60,009.00

Motor Vehicle Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Motor Vehicle Operator is $51,703.44. The highest paid Motor Vehicle Operator made $92,496 in 2021.

Common Motor Vehicle Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Motor Vehicle Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 2,160
* - Invalid 176
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 89
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 48
KX - Government Printing Office Negotiated Rates For Printing Plant Workers, 100% 19
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Nonsupervisory - Federal Wage System 12
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
KA - Kiess Act 3
CY - Contract Education--school Year 1

Starting Paygrade: $8.78 to $21.06 / hour at paygrade FWS-4
Maximum Paygrade: $10.68 to $28.58 / 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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Motor Vehicle Operator was $37,511. Since then, the average pay has increased to $51,703 in 2021.

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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