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Motor Vehicle Operator - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Motor Vehicle Operator"

How much does a Motor Vehicle Operator in the federal government get paid? $45,682.96* *Based on the 2016 average.

Motor Vehicle Operator was the 89th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 2,812 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Motor Vehicle Operating, with an average salary of $45,480.

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 1,864 $45,479.67
National Park Service 246 $46,501.85
Indian Affairs 230 $41,600.63
Indian Health Service 114 $41,840.01
Forest Service 56 $42,185.93
Social Security Administration 33 $51,908.36
Department of State 32 $53,053.50
Government Printing Office 26 $54,962.54
Federal Bureau of Investigation 22 $52,119.68
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 17 $54,219.24
National Cemetery Administration 17 $50,341.41
Federal Emergency Management Agency 15 $49,396.67
Bureau of Land Management 14 $55,946.57
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 14 $48,437.86
Bureau of the Census 13 $50,491.00
Departmental Administration 9 $51,674.22
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $49,179.86
Departmental Offices 6 $49,394.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 5 $44,071.80
Program Support Center 4 $45,840.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $39,837.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $54,637.75
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $56,933.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $52,036.00
Patent and Trademark Office 3 $51,980.33
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $50,936.67
Agricultural Research Service 3 $44,905.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $47,604.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $45,607.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $36,544.33
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $53,156.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $46,951.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $50,453.50
Office of Personnel Management 2 $57,663.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $56,010.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $44,129.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $44,500.50
Geological Survey 2 $42,137.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $45,037.00
Office of Administrative Services 1 $47,396.00
Selective Service System 1 $50,464.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $97,776.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $48,439.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $48,242.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $49,191.00
Department of Energy 1 $68,007.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $56,579.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $49,149.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $45,037.00
International Trade Administration 1 $53,302.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $51,173.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $53,302.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $57,079.00
U.S. Mint 1 $58,801.00
Rural Housing Service 1 $55,802.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $45,037.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $50,297.00

Motor Vehicle Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Motor Vehicle Operator is $45,682.96. The highest paid Motor Vehicle Operator made $97,776 in 2016.

Common Motor Vehicle Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Motor Vehicle Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 2,418
CY - Contract Education--school Year 203
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 86
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 47
KX - Gpo Neg Rates/print Plant Workers, 100% 23
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 15
WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy 12
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 4
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 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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