Education Researcher - Federal Salaries of 2017
Pay Rates for "Education Researcher"How much does an Education Researcher in the federal government get paid? $124,507.04* *Based on the 2017 average.
Education Researcher was the 380th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 83 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2017, the Institute of Education Sciences hired the most employees titled Education Research, with an average salary of $123,695.
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.
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.
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 Education Researcher
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Institute of Education Sciences||62||$123,694.65|
|Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development||10||$133,269.30|
|Office of Postsecondary Education||3||$121,275.33|
|Office of Vocational and Adult Education||3||$123,326.33|
|National Assessment Governing Board||1||$131,767.00|
|Office of Elementary and Secondary Education||1||$123,223.00|
|Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust)||1||$147,336.00|
Education Researcher Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Education Researcher is $124,507.04. The highest paid Education Researcher made $187,000 in 2017.
Common Education Researcher Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Education Research Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||60|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||23|
|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:||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|
|Kinesiotherapy||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Purchasing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Housing Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Medical Records Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Wildlife Biology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average Education Research Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for an Education Researcher was $97,670. Since then, the average pay has increased to $125,157 in 2018.
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