Environmental Protection Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Environmental Protection Specialist"How much does an Environmental Protection Specialist in the federal government get paid? $112,075.69* *Based on the 2020 average.
Environmental Protection Specialist was the 75th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 3,536 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Protection Specialist, with an average salary of $127,128.
Government Environmental Protection Specialist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Environmental Protection Specialist job is GS-4, 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 involve advising on, managing, supervising, or performing administrative or program work relating to environmental protection programs (e.g., programs to protect or improve environmental quality, control pollution, remedy environmental damage, or ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations). These positions require specialized knowledge of the principles and methods of administering environmental protection programs and the laws and regulations related to environmental protection activities.
Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.
Agencies that have hired an Environmental Protection Specialist
Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist is $112,075.69. The highest paid Environmental Protection Specialist made $196,440 in 2020.
Common Environmental Protection Specialist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Environmental Protection Specialist Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||2,751|
|IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions||300|
|IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1)||264|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||104|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||49|
|ZA - Administrative||19|
|FG - Similar To The General Schedule||18|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||9|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109)||5|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||4|
|NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path||3|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||3|
|SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives||3|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||2|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||1|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||0000 MISCELLANEOUS OCCUPATIONS GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade
GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Environmental Protection Specialist jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Freight Rate||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Training Instruction||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Workers' Compensation Claims Examining||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Medical Support Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Medical Supply Aide and Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist was $83,725. Since then, the average pay has increased to $112,076 in 2020.
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