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Chemist - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Chemist"

How much does a Chemist in the federal government get paid? $85,022.03* *Based on the 2004 average.

Chemist was the 63rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 4,694 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration hired the most employees titled Chemistry, with an average salary of $84,738.

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Food and Drug Administration 1,080 $84,737.71
National Institutes of Health 736 $92,734.36
Environmental Protection Agency 625 $86,962.97
Agricultural Research Service 405 $81,137.24
Drug Enforcement Administration 272 $74,717.10
National Institute of Standards and Technology 214 $97,092.58
Veterans Health Administration 198 $86,778.30
Geological Survey 189 $78,387.77
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 165 $81,730.56
Customs and Border Protection 116 $78,171.57
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 79 $84,023.76
Department of Energy 71 $93,300.39
Food Safety and Inspection Service 67 $70,948.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 59 $61,844.98
Forest Service 49 $66,782.83
Federal Bureau of Investigation 49 $82,357.04
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 40 $73,443.55
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 37 $91,964.32
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 35 $87,445.26
National Science Foundation 26 $120,852.08
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 24 $66,511.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 21 $82,757.62
Federal Aviation Administration 14 $81,448.14
Bureau of Reclamation 14 $74,287.29
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $84,857.44
Science and Technology Directorate 9 $94,389.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 8 $68,516.88
Consumer Product Safety Commission 8 $97,188.75
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 7 $79,943.86
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 6 $103,187.50
U.S. Mint 6 $68,233.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $83,168.17
Government Printing Office 5 $66,432.00
Federal Highway Administration 4 $100,376.50
Federal Supply Service 4 $71,551.00
U.S. Secret Service 4 $100,368.75
Transportation Security Administration 4 $114,060.25
Ames Research Center 3 $115,445.33
Bureau of Land Management 3 $67,839.67
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 3 $89,348.00
Pretrial Services Agency 3 $68,212.33
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $127,557.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $91,338.50
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $69,288.00
Indian Health Service 2 $77,993.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $81,390.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $111,529.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $88,935.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $66,701.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $69,762.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $93,732.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $78,201.00
Us-Visit 1 $61,998.00
National Park Service 1 $88,063.00

Chemist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Chemist is $85,022.03. The highest paid Chemist made $224,500 in 2004.

Common Chemist Payscales

Payscale Number of Chemistry Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,494
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 441
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 247
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 167
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 67
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 54
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 50
EG - Consultant (other) 43
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 37
MA - Milk Marketing 30
ST - Scientific And Professional 11
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 11
ES - Senior Executive Service 10
EE - Expert (other) 8
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 5
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
RA - Department Of Agriculture Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 1300 PHYSICAL SCIENCES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Chemistry 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
Computer ScienceProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
HistoryProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Miscellaneous Clerk and AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Physical TherapistProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
AccountingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Chemistry Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Chemist was $85,022. Since then, the average pay has increased to $120,948 in 2019.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1320.

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