Agronomist - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Agronomist"How much does an Agronomist in the federal government get paid? $96,755.97* *Based on the 2021 average.
Agronomist was the 320th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 212 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Natural Resources Conservation Service hired the most employees titled Agronomy, with an average salary of $87,298.
Government Agronomy jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Agronomy job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. 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.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired an Agronomist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Natural Resources Conservation Service||112||$87,297.79|
|Agricultural Research Service||81||$105,947.26|
|Environmental Protection Agency||9||$105,982.56|
|National Cemetery Administration||5||$114,352.20|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||2||$120,769.50|
|Goddard Space Flight Center||1||$172,500.00|
|Agricultural Marketing Service||1||$68,663.00|
|Office of the Chief Economist||1||$144,878.00|
Agronomist Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Agronomist is $96,755.97. The highest paid Agronomist made $176,250 in 2021.
Common Agronomist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Agronomy Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||207|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||3|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||2|
|Starting Paygrade:||$36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0400 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Agronomy jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Patent Classifying||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Realty||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Unemployment Insurance||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Paralegal Specialist||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Microbiology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average Agronomy Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for an Agronomist was $73,265. Since then, the average pay has increased to $96,756 in 2021.
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