List of Federal Wage Scale (FWS) Government Job Series

In the federal government, every employee is classified based on their job functions, which are broken down into "series" identified by a four-digit job series number. Each series contains a number of related job titles.

Each series has a starting paygrade for new hires within the series, as well as a maximum paygrade that can be attained within that series. Therefore, your job series is a factor that determines your minimum and maximum salary.

There are 127 job series that use the Federal Wage Scale (FWS) payscale. Click on any job series for job descriptions, starting and maximum base pay rates, and a list of current job openings within the series.

Job Series Series Title Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
2502Telecommunications MechanicFWS-8FWS-11
2602Electronic Measurement Equipment MechanicFWS-10FWS-12
2604Electronics MechanicFWS-8FWS-12
2606Electronic Industrial Controls MechanicFWS-8FWS-12
2610Electronic Integrated Systems MechanicFWS-12FWS-13
2805ElectricianFWS-8FWS-11
2810High Voltage ElectricianFWS-8FWS-10
2854Electrical Equipment RepairingFWS-7FWS-10
2892Aircraft ElectricianFWS-8FWS-10
3105Fabric WorkingFWS-1FWS-9
3106UpholsteringFWS-7FWS-9
3111Sewing Machine OperatingFWS-3FWS-6
3306Optical Instrument RepairingFWS-8FWS-11
3314Instrument MakingFWS-14FWS-15
3359Instrument MechanicFWS-8FWS-11
3378Precision Measurement Equipment CalibratingFWS-11FWS-12
3414MachiningFWS-8FWS-11
3416ToolmakingFWS-11FWS-13
3428Die SinkingFWS-14FWS-14
3502LaboringFWS-1FWS-4
3511Laboratory WorkingFWS-1FWS-4
3546Railroad RepairingFWS-5FWS-8
3566Custodial WorkingFWS-1FWS-2
3602Cement FinishingFWS-6FWS-8
3603MasonryFWS-1FWS-10
3605PlasteringFWS-9FWS-9
3606RoofingFWS-7FWS-9
3610InsulatingFWS-8FWS-10
3703WeldingFWS-8FWS-11
3711ElectroplatingFWS-7FWS-9
3802Metal ForgingFWS-8FWS-11
3806Sheet Metal MechanicFWS-8FWS-11
3808BoilermakingFWS-10FWS-10
3809Mobile Equipment Metal MechanicFWS-8FWS-10
3820ShipfittingFWS-10FWS-10
3869Metal Forming Machine OperatingFWS-6FWS-10
3910Motion Picture ProjectionFWS-5FWS-7
4102PaintingFWS-7FWS-9
4104Sign PaintingFWS-9FWS-9
4204PipefittingFWS-10FWS-10
4206PlumbingFWS-7FWS-9
4352Plastic FabricatingFWS-7FWS-11
4402Bindery WorkingFWS-5FWS-9
4413Negative EngravingFWS-10FWS-10
4414Offset PhotographyFWS-7FWS-11
4416Offset PlatemakingFWS-5FWS-8
4417Offset Press OperatingFWS-7FWS-11
4602Blocking and BracingFWS-7FWS-8
4604Wood WorkingFWS-5FWS-8
4605Wood CraftingFWS-10FWS-10
4607CarpentryFWS-7FWS-9
4616PatternmakingFWS-14FWS-14
4714Model MakingFWS-14FWS-15
4742Utility Systems Repairing - OperatingFWS-8FWS-10
4749Maintenance MechanicFWS-7FWS-10
4754Cemetery CaretakingFWS-2FWS-6
4804LocksmithingFWS-7FWS-9
4805Medical Equipment RepairingFWS-11FWS-11
4819Bowling Equipment RepairingFWS-7FWS-7
4850Bearing ReconditioningFWS-5FWS-8
5003GardeningFWS-4FWS-8
5026Pest ControllingFWS-7FWS-10
5031Insects Production WorkingFWS-3FWS-5
5048Animal CaretakingFWS-4FWS-5
5210RiggingFWS-8FWS-10
5220ShipwrightFWS-10FWS-10
5306Air Conditioning Equipment MechanicFWS-8FWS-11
5309Heating and Boiler Plant Equipment MechanicFWS-8FWS-10
5313Elevator MechanicFWS-10FWS-11
5334Marine Machinery MechanicFWS-8FWS-10
5350Production Machinery MechanicFWS-8FWS-11
5352Industrial Equipment MechanicFWS-8FWS-10
5378Powered Support Systems MechanicFWS-10FWS-10
5402Boiler Plant OperatingFWS-8FWS-10
5406Utility Systems OperatingFWS-9FWS-9
5407Electric Power ControllingFWS-8FWS-10
5408Wastewater Treatment Plant OperatingFWS-7FWS-9
5409Water Treatment Plant OperatingFWS-7FWS-9
5413Fuel Distribution System OperatingFWS-6FWS-10
5415Air Conditioning Equipment OperatingFWS-9FWS-10
5423SandblastingFWS-5FWS-7
5426Lock and Dam OperatingFWS-6FWS-8
5438Elevator OperatingFWS-1FWS-2
5703Motor Vehicle OperatingFWS-4FWS-8
5704Fork Lift OperatingFWS-5FWS-6
5705Tractor OperatingFWS-5FWS-9
5716Engineering Equipment OperatingFWS-8FWS-11
5725Crane OperatingFWS-7FWS-11
5729Drill Rig OperatingFWS-8FWS-11
5736Braking-Switching and ConductingFWS-7FWS-9
5737Locomotive EngineeringFWS-9FWS-9
5738Railroad Maintenance Vehicle OperatingFWS-5FWS-9
5786Small Craft OperatingFWS-4FWS-12
5803Heavy Mobile Equipment MechanicFWS-8FWS-11
5806Mobile Equipment ServicingFWS-1FWS-6
5823Automotive MechanicFWS-8FWS-10
6502Explosives OperatingFWS-4FWS-8
6505Munitions DestroyingFWS-7FWS-7
6517Explosives Test OperatingN/AN/A
6605Artillery RepairingN/AN/A
6610Small Arms RepairingN/AN/A
6641Ordnance Equipment MechanicN/AN/A
6652Aircraft Ordnance Systems MechanicN/AN/A
6904Tools and Parts AttendingN/AN/A
6907Materials HandlerN/AN/A
6910Materials ExpeditingN/AN/A
6912Materials Examining and IdentifyingN/AN/A
6913Hazardous Waste DisposingN/AN/A
6914Store WorkingN/AN/A
7002PackingN/AN/A
7006Preservation ServicingN/AN/A
7009Equipment CleaningN/AN/A
7304Laundry WorkingN/AN/A
7305Laundry Machine OperatingN/AN/A
7402BakingN/AN/A
7404CookingN/AN/A
7405BartendingN/AN/A
7407MeatcuttingN/AN/A
7408Food Service WorkingN/AN/A
7420WaiterN/AN/A
7603BarberingN/AN/A
8255Pneudraulic Systems MechanicN/AN/A
8268Aircraft Pneudraulic Systems MechanicN/AN/A
8602Aircraft Engine MechanicN/AN/A
8840Aircraft Mechanical Parts RepairingN/AN/A
8852Aircraft MechanicN/AN/A
8862Aircraft AttendingN/AN/A
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Source: www.federalpay.org/jobs/fws