Chemist - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Chemist"

How much does a Chemist in the federal government get paid? $96,021.16* *Based on the 2007 average.
4,257 EMPLOYEES
$408.09M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Chemist was the 65th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 4,257 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the Food and Drug Administration hired the most employees titled Chemistry, with an average salary of $96,481.

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 964 $96,480.64
National Institutes of Health 620 $108,002.91
Environmental Protection Agency 580 $98,624.54
Agricultural Research Service 367 $89,810.89
Drug Enforcement Administration 280 $85,678.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 227 $103,638.19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 171 $88,427.26
Geological Survey 166 $88,635.04
Veterans Health Administration 154 $95,327.78
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 128 $83,599.70
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 71 $94,486.87
Food Safety and Inspection Service 66 $77,681.35
Department of Energy 62 $104,749.18
Forest Service 43 $73,247.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 37 $98,402.78
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 34 $106,296.35
National Science Foundation 34 $126,136.03
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 33 $80,951.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 31 $100,078.65
Agricultural Marketing Service 25 $76,758.68
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 22 $93,733.18
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $80,306.28
Federal Aviation Administration 14 $89,422.14
Ous for Science and Technology 12 $117,993.33
Bureau of Reclamation 11 $82,678.45
Mine Safety and Health Administration 9 $77,208.11
Consumer Product Safety Commission 8 $109,844.75
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 6 $85,545.00
U.S. Mint 6 $80,021.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $86,774.00
U.S. Secret Service 4 $104,470.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $89,444.25
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $74,733.75
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 4 $117,016.25
U.S. Coast Guard 3 $69,413.00
Government Printing Office 3 $82,949.00
Pretrial Services Agency 3 $80,582.67
Goddard Space Flight Center 3 $121,303.67
John F. Kennedy Space Center 3 $88,037.67
Federal Highway Administration 3 $114,446.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $63,495.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $71,388.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 2 $121,003.50
Indian Health Service 2 $83,843.50
Ames Research Center 2 $131,229.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $145,380.00
Transportation Security Administration 2 $105,575.00
National Park Service 1 $102,535.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $100,573.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $100,573.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $78,397.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $82,956.00

Chemist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Chemist is $96,021.16. The highest paid Chemist made $242,500 in 2007.

Common Chemist Payscales

Payscale Number of Chemistry Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,186
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 429
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 281
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 92
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 54
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 44
EG - Consultant (other) 39
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 31
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 27
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 14
ST - Scientific And Professional 11
EE - Expert (other) 11
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 11
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 7
ES - Senior Executive Service 5
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
RA - Department Of Agriculture Positions 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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
StatisticsProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Civil Rights AnalysisAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
TelecommunicationsAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Health System AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Insurance AccountsClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Chemistry Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Chemist was $85,022. Since then, the average pay has increased to $114,912 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1320.

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