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Education Researcher - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Education Researcher"

How much does an Education Researcher in the federal government get paid? $135,066.81* *Based on the 2021 average.

Education Researcher was the 384th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 84 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Institute of Education Sciences hired the most employees titled Education Research, with an average salary of $135,918.

Government Education Research jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Education Research 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 positions that primarily involve professional education research work. This includes the performance, leadership, management, or supervision of scientific research to solve educational problems or to develop new knowledge bearing on educational processes. The paramount requirements for this work are knowledge of and skill in applying research principles and methods and a broad and thorough knowledge of one or more scientific fields or interdisciplinary areas related to the education research work being performed.

Agencies that have hired an Education Researcher

Education Researcher Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Education Researcher is $135,066.81. The highest paid Education Researcher made $173,274 in 2021.

Common Education Researcher Payscales

Payscale Number of Education Research Employees
GS - General Schedule 64
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 20

Starting Paygrade: $36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 1700 EDUCATION GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Education Research 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
Medical Records AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
AppraisingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Property DisposalAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Environmental Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
ToxicologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Education Research Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for an Education Researcher was $97,670. Since then, the average pay has increased to $135,067 in 2021.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1730.

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