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Consumer Safety Personnel - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Consumer Safety Personnel"

How much does a Consumer Safety Personnel in the federal government get paid? $109,423.48* *Based on the 2020 average.

Consumer Safety Personnel was the 81st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 3,213 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Food and Drug Administration hired the most employees titled Consumer Safety, with an average salary of $110,311.

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

This occupation includes professional positions concerned with enforcing the laws and regulations protecting consumers from foods, drugs, cosmetics, fabrics, toys, and household products and equipment that are impure, unwholesome, ineffective, improperly or deceptively labeled or packaged, or in some other way dangerous, or defective. These positions require knowledge of various scientific fields such as chemistry, biology, pharmacology, and food technology. Consumer safety officers identify substances and sources of adulteration, and contamination, and evaluate manufacturing practices, production processes, quality control systems, laboratory analyses, and clinical investigation programs.

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 Consumer Safety Personnel

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Food and Drug Administration 2,870 $110,311.37
Food Safety and Inspection Service 243 $104,847.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 99 $95,116.76
Program Support Center 1 $90,533.00

Consumer Safety Personnel Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Consumer Safety Personnel is $109,423.48. The highest paid Consumer Safety Personnel made $275,000 in 2020.

Common Consumer Safety Personnel Payscales

Payscale Number of Consumer Safety Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,023
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 99
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 76
ES - Senior Executive Service 6
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 5
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 1

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 Consumer Safety 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
Recreation Aid and AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
TelecommunicationsAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Writing and EditingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Outdoor Recreation PlanningAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Property DisposalAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Consumer Safety Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Consumer Safety Personnel was $74,668. Since then, the average pay has increased to $109,423 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0696.

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