NASA Workforce Map
Civil Service Entry Level Pay
Typical NASA entry level pay rates are shown in the table below. The pay rates shown do not include locality pay adjustments which range from about 5% to 12% of salary.  Your actual starting pay will be set according to the position, experience level, special qualifications, and in some cases-- degree level. Pay is usually adjusted annually based upon locality, cost of living, and within grade increases. Click here for complete pay tables.

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Typical Entry Level Pay

Astronauts Astronauts $60,743 -$71,780
Administrative Professionals Administrative Professionals $25,501 - $31,195 + Locality Pay
Attorneys Attorneys $37,744 - $74, 773 + Locality Pay
Scientists & Engineers Engineers & Scientists $33,151 - $44,034 + Locality Pay
Medical Doctors Medical Doctors $68,137 - $84,741 + Locality Pay
Pilots Pilots
(Not including Astronauts)
$31,195 - $74,773 + Locality Pay
Clerks/Assistants/Secretaries Secretaries/Clerks $16,392 - $20,588 + Locality Pay
Senior Management Senior Management $102,300 + Locality Pay
Student &  Developmental Programs Student & Developmental Programs $15,023 - $18,401 + Locality Pay
Technicians Technicians
(Includes Safety, Quality, 
Aircraft, Engineering, etc.)
$25,501 - $37, 744 + Locality Pay