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Animal Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Animal Scientist"

How much does an Animal Scientist in the federal government get paid? $118,686.06* *Based on the 2021 average.

Animal Scientist was the 383rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 87 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Agricultural Research Service hired the most employees titled Animal Science, with an average salary of $116,171.

Government Animal Science jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Animal Science 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.

Job Description

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 Animal Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Agricultural Research Service 58 $116,171.00
Food and Drug Administration 23 $125,216.52
Environmental Protection Agency 3 $110,256.00
National Institutes of Health 2 $133,260.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $110,501.00

Animal Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Animal Scientist is $118,686.06. The highest paid Animal Scientist made $175,750 in 2021.

Common Animal Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of Animal Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 79
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 5
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3

Starting Paygrade: $34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Animal Science 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
Legal AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Insurance ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Industrial Engineering TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Vocational RehabilitationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Trade SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Animal Science Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for an Animal Scientist was $86,776. Since then, the average pay has increased to $118,686 in 2021.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0487.

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