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Ecologist - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Ecologist"

How much does an Ecologist in the federal government get paid? $103,858.78* *Based on the 2020 average.

Ecologist was the 154th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 1,163 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Geological Survey hired the most employees titled Ecology, with an average salary of $104,988.

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

Ecologist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Ecologist is $103,858.78. The highest paid Ecologist made $197,300 in 2020.

Common Ecologist Payscales

Payscale Number of Ecology Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,061
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 71
ST - Scientific And Professional 13
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109) 6
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 1
RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 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 Ecology 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
Audiovisual ProductionAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
General Education and TrainingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Claims Assistance and ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
General SupplyAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
General InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Ecology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Ecologist was $69,594. Since then, the average pay has increased to $103,859 in 2020.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0408.

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