Plumber - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Plumber"How much does a Plumber in the federal government get paid? $64,097.70* *Based on the 2018 average.
Plumber was the 279th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 336 employed. The most common payscale was the supervisory pay schedules - federal wage payscale.
In 2018, the Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System hired the most employees titled Plumbing, with an average salary of $70,504.
Government Plumbing jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Plumbing job is FWS-7, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-9. 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.
This standard is used to grade all nonsupervisory jobs involved in the installation, modification, and repair of utility, supply, and disposal systems, fixtures, fittings, and equipment such as sewage, water, gas, and oil lines, compressed air, vacuum, and acid systems, water closets, water heaters, hydrants, valves, and pumps.
Agencies that have hired a Plumber
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||164||$70,504.46|
|Veterans Health Administration||93||$51,341.48|
|National Park Service||15||$65,307.73|
|National Cemetery Administration||10||$49,892.00|
|Federal Emergency Management Agency||9||$68,295.78|
|Bureau of Engraving and Printing||8||$88,720.63|
|U.S. Coast Guard||6||$49,828.50|
|John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts||5||$64,032.00|
|Indian Health Service||3||$57,622.00|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||2||$54,921.00|
|Public Buildings Service||1||$62,318.00|
|Social Security Administration||1||$59,688.00|
|Bureau of the Census||1||$54,471.00|
|Federal Bureau of Investigation||1||$62,318.00|
|Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management||1||$64,321.00|
|Department of Energy||1||$93,122.00|
|Agricultural Research Service||1||$62,318.00|
Plumber Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Plumber is $64,097.70. The highest paid Plumber made $107,877 in 2018.
Common Plumber Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Plumbing Employees|
|WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage||169|
|WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W||136|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||11|
|WE - Currency Manufacturing||8|
|WB - Wage Positions Under The Federal Wage Sy||7|
|BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee||3|
|WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst||2|
|Starting Paygrade:||$10.14 to $22.65 / hour at paygrade FWS-7|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$11.11 to $25.24 / hour at paygrade FWS-9|
|Occupation Family:||PLUMBING AND PIPEFITTING FAMILY|
Other Jobs at the FWS-7 Paygrade
FWS-7 is the starting paygrade for Plumbing jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-7 paygrade.
|Occupation||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Water Treatment Plant Operating||FWS-7||FWS-9|
|Motor Vehicle Operating||FWS-4||FWS-8|
Average Plumbing Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Plumber was $49,949. Since then, the average pay has increased to $64,098 in 2018.
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