Chemist - Federal Salaries of 2012
Pay Rates for "Chemist"How much does a Chemist in the federal government get paid? $107,069.65* *Based on the 2012 average.
Chemist was the 68th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 4,193 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2012, the Food and Drug Administration hired the most employees titled Chemistry, with an average salary of $106,986.
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.
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
Chemist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Chemist is $107,069.65. The highest paid Chemist made $250,000 in 2012.
Common Chemist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Chemistry Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||3,088|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||472|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||272|
|AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path||65|
|PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions||62|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||40|
|RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service||37|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||36|
|EG - Consultant (other)||30|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||21|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109||16|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||11|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||10|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||9|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||5|
|EE - Expert (other)||4|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||4|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||4|
|FG - Similar To The General Schedule||3|
|SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec||2|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||1|
|RA - Department Of Agriculture Positions||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$33,567.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$142,180.00 / 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|
|Statistics||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Civil Rights Analysis||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Telecommunications||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Health System Administration||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Insurance Accounts||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-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.
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