Utility Systems Operator - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Utility Systems Operator"

How much does an Utility Systems Operator in the federal government get paid? $58,100.72* *Based on the 2016 average.
218 EMPLOYEES
$12.67M TOTAL SALARY
WG MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Utility Systems Operator was the 330th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 218 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal w payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Utility Systems Operating, with an average salary of $59,194.

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 140 $59,193.61
National Park Service 47 $50,777.17
Indian Health Service 7 $60,472.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 5 $60,099.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 5 $66,262.00
Forest Service 4 $52,152.25
National Cemetery Administration 2 $60,711.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $56,098.00

Utility Systems Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Utility Systems Operator is $58,100.72. The highest paid Utility Systems Operator made $93,143 in 2016.

Common Utility Systems Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Utility Systems Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal W 182
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage 27
XA - Special Overlap Area Rate Schedule - Non 4
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage Syst 3
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employee 2

Starting Paygrade: $11.11 to $25.24 / hour at paygrade FWS-9
Maximum Paygrade: $11.11 to $25.24 / hour at paygrade FWS-9
Occupation Family: INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATION FAMILY

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
Air Conditioning Equipment MechanicFWS-8FWS-11
Wastewater Treatment Plant OperatingFWS-7FWS-9
Aircraft ElectricianFWS-8FWS-10
Electrical Equipment RepairingFWS-7FWS-10
CarpentryFWS-7FWS-9

Average Utility Systems Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for an Utility Systems Operator was $48,310. Since then, the average pay has increased to $58,101 in 2016.


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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