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Motor Vehicle Operator - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Motor Vehicle Operator"

How much does a Motor Vehicle Operator in the federal government get paid? $44,398.19* *Based on the 2010 average.

Motor Vehicle Operator was the 94th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 2,650 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2010, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Motor Vehicle Operating, with an average salary of $44,244.

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 1,433 $44,244.20
National Park Service 315 $44,643.54
Indian Affairs 259 $39,947.01
Indian Health Service 129 $41,793.14
Forest Service 66 $39,457.14
Social Security Administration 50 $51,058.44
Department of State 42 $46,540.90
Government Printing Office 38 $46,381.86
Federal Bureau of Investigation 26 $50,843.08
Bureau of the Census 20 $49,587.45
Federal Emergency Management Agency 18 $47,539.56
National Cemetery Administration 18 $50,072.50
Departmental Administration 18 $49,515.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 18 $45,546.44
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 14 $50,783.50
Bureau of Land Management 14 $53,071.36
Program Support Center 10 $41,923.10
National Archives and Records Administration 8 $46,977.63
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $48,917.71
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 $44,749.29
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 6 $51,895.17
Veterans Benefits Administration 6 $46,990.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 6 $58,721.33
Department of Energy 6 $65,568.00
Departmental Offices 6 $48,038.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 5 $39,372.00
Geological Survey 5 $48,995.80
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $50,395.50
Bureau of the Public Debt 4 $40,899.75
Farm Service Agency 4 $48,804.50
Agricultural Research Service 4 $42,680.25
Food and Nutrition Service 4 $39,859.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $46,936.25
Patent and Trademark Office 4 $49,263.50
Public Buildings Service 4 $44,457.50
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $51,835.50
U.S. Coast Guard 4 $42,301.00
Environmental Protection Agency 3 $43,950.00
U.S. Mint 3 $54,228.00
Federal Aviation Administration 3 $49,621.33
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 3 $52,001.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 3 $50,978.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $51,486.00
Office of Administration 3 $47,479.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 3 $46,908.67
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $51,486.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2 $75,333.50
Maritime Administration 2 $60,502.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $45,701.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $36,324.50
Food and Drug Administration 2 $45,433.50
National Institutes of Health 2 $49,336.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $49,618.50
Office of Personnel Management 2 $54,262.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $46,988.50
International Trade Administration 2 $49,482.50
Rural Housing Service 1 $51,486.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $47,479.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $49,420.00
Financial Management Service 1 $47,444.00
Bureau of Reclamation 1 $48,961.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $48,079.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $43,472.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $64,588.00
Selective Service System 1 $45,330.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $46,874.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $47,479.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $43,131.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $43,472.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $51,129.00

Motor Vehicle Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Motor Vehicle Operator is $44,398.19. The highest paid Motor Vehicle Operator made $85,266 in 2010.

Common Motor Vehicle Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Motor Vehicle Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 2,240
CY - Contract Education--school Year 214
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 80
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 42
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 33
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 14
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 12
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 5
KA - Kiess Act 5
FW - Wage Grade 3
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 1
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.

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The series code of this occupation is 5703.

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