Motor Vehicle Operator - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Motor Vehicle Operator"

How much does a Motor Vehicle Operator in the federal government get paid? $46,814.93* *Based on the 2018 average.

Motor Vehicle Operator was the 90th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 2,656 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Motor Vehicle Operating, with an average salary of $46,579.

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 1,899 $46,579.34
Indian Affairs 211 $41,588.06
National Park Service 119 $51,310.76
Indian Health Service 111 $42,756.00
Forest Service 40 $42,849.00
Department of State 28 $55,151.25
Social Security Administration 26 $53,169.81
Government Printing Office 25 $56,442.16
Federal Bureau of Investigation 21 $57,997.44
National Cemetery Administration 18 $51,846.50
Bureau of the Census 15 $51,336.20
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $56,278.47
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 13 $49,859.38
Federal Emergency Management Agency 13 $49,924.23
Departmental Administration 9 $53,385.67
Bureau of Land Management 6 $57,471.67
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $57,487.33
National Archives and Records Administration 6 $49,498.67
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 $41,758.25
Patent and Trademark Office 4 $52,913.75
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $56,218.25
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $58,582.00
Program Support Center 4 $48,298.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $49,879.33
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $47,680.67
Office of Personnel Management 2 $59,312.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $47,758.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $55,952.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $37,941.50
Food and Nutrition Service 2 $52,339.50
Agricultural Research Service 2 $49,712.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $52,885.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $46,633.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 2 $53,844.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $54,846.00
Geological Survey 2 $45,163.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $43,368.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $50,568.00
Selective Service System 1 $51,674.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $58,728.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $48,536.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $54,846.00
International Trade Administration 1 $54,846.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $51,716.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $51,737.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $46,352.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $47,417.00
Department of Energy 1 $65,907.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $53,865.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $57,846.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $57,747.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $46,352.00
U.S. Mint 1 $0.00

Motor Vehicle Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Motor Vehicle Operator is $46,814.93. The highest paid Motor Vehicle Operator made $88,696 in 2018.

Common Motor Vehicle Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Motor Vehicle Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 2,272
CY - Contract Education--school Year 197
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 89
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 51
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 22
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 12
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 7
KA - Kiess Act 3
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 2
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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Motor Vehicle Operator was $37,511. Since then, the average pay has increased to $46,815 in 2018.

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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