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Utility Systems Operator - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Utility Systems Operator"

How much does an Utility Systems Operator in the federal government get paid? $64,518.42* *Based on the 2022 average.

Utility Systems Operator was the 311th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 236 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2022, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Utility Systems Operating, with an average salary of $64,137.

Government Utility Systems Operating jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Utility Systems Operating job is FWS-9, 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.

Job Description

This standard covers nonsupervisory work concerned primarily with operating two or more utility systems such as boiler plants, air conditioning, wastewater treatment, water treatment, and natural gas distribution systems for large buildings or small complexes, on a continuing basis. Operators must be familiar with and have the abilities to adjust and regulate a variety of automatic or manually controlled auxiliary equipment to insure maximum operating efficiency of the systems. This standard covers those jobs that entail operation of two or more utility systems, evaluated at the same grade level, when no single skill or knowledge of a single utility is predominant for recruitment, promotion, reduction-in-force, paysetting, and other personnel processes.

Agencies that have hired an Utility Systems Operator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 158 $64,137.26
National Park Service 52 $63,531.17
Indian Health Service 9 $66,691.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 6 $77,845.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 5 $67,727.20
Forest Service 3 $56,683.00
National Cemetery Administration 2 $69,570.50
Agricultural Research Service 1 $73,922.00

Utility Systems Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Utility Systems Operator is $64,518.42. The highest paid Utility Systems Operator made $108,879 in 2022.

Common Utility Systems Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Utility Systems Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 193
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 29
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 8
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Nonsupervisory - Federal Wage System 4
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 2

Starting Paygrade: $11.13 to $30.53 / hour at paygrade FWS-9
Maximum Paygrade: $11.13 to $30.53 / hour at paygrade FWS-9

Other Jobs at the FWS-9 Paygrade

FWS-9 is the starting paygrade for Utility Systems Operating jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-9 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Industrial Equipment MechanicFWS-8FWS-10
Wastewater Treatment Plant OperatingFWS-7FWS-9
High Voltage ElectricianFWS-8FWS-10

Average Utility Systems Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for an Utility Systems Operator was $48,310. Since then, the average pay has increased to $64,518 in 2022.

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 5406.

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