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Environmental Protection Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Environmental Protection Specialist"

How much does an Environmental Protection Specialist in the federal government get paid? $113,064.17* *Based on the 2018 average.

Environmental Protection Specialist was the 76th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 3,442 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Protection Specialist, with an average salary of $120,238.

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.

Job Description

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Environmental Protection Agency 2,094 $120,237.57
Federal Emergency Management Agency 152 $91,122.44
Federal Aviation Administration 130 $121,921.82
National Park Service 121 $92,697.43
Federal Highway Administration 107 $103,898.01
Department of Energy 96 $117,568.57
U.S. Coast Guard 94 $94,375.74
Veterans Health Administration 68 $78,497.60
Bureau of Land Management 59 $75,216.81
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 47 $115,943.87
Bureau of Reclamation 37 $82,333.24
Indian Affairs 29 $85,553.03
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 25 $108,860.56
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 25 $78,454.20
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 22 $120,276.45
Agency for International Development 20 $129,593.95
Public Buildings Service 18 $88,006.50
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 16 $109,228.06
Office of Secretary of Transportation 14 $103,236.00
Federal Transit Administration 14 $109,597.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 14 $123,299.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 12 $98,263.33
National Institutes of Health 12 $89,147.83
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 11 $117,092.27
Federal Railroad Administration 10 $117,660.90
Maritime Administration 9 $117,825.44
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $111,008.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 9 $109,982.00
Ames Research Center 8 $118,483.13
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 8 $94,092.00
Rural Housing Service 8 $94,308.88
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 7 $113,838.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 6 $127,101.50
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 5 $122,279.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 5 $97,016.00
Surface Transportation Board 5 $123,484.80
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $135,193.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 5 $119,173.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 5 $124,909.60
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $105,356.25
Rural Utilities Service 4 $117,486.25
Forest Service 4 $60,512.50
Geological Survey 4 $95,833.00
Transportation Security Administration 4 $112,313.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4 $103,982.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $75,839.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 4 $111,056.25
Langley Research Center 3 $92,491.00
Agricultural Research Service 3 $84,784.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $145,439.67
Economic Development Administration 3 $120,763.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $103,997.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $77,787.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 3 $105,898.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 3 $120,766.00
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $126,522.67
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $106,754.33
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $121,654.00
Departmental Administration 2 $141,881.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $121,534.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 2 $107,660.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 2 $132,104.50
Presidio Trust 2 $84,222.00
National Science Foundation 2 $134,426.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $119,174.00
Department of State 1 $101,116.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $113,755.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $110,706.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $106,367.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $158,123.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $123,723.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $130,396.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $161,900.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $123,223.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $104,275.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $134,426.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $117,168.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $123,234.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $107,435.00
U.S. Mint 1 $0.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $118,218.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $127,238.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 1 $104,275.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $130,692.00
Indian Health Service 1 $86,603.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $147,629.00
Program Support Center 1 $135,185.00
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 1 $128,453.00

Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist is $113,064.17. The highest paid Environmental Protection Specialist made $186,898 in 2018.

Common Environmental Protection Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Protection Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,140
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 130
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 96
IT - 17
ZA - Administrative 15
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 12
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 5
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
FO - Foreign Service Officers 1
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management

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 RateClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Training InstructionAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Workers' Compensation Claims ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Medical Support AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Medical Supply Aide and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist was $83,725. Since then, the average pay has increased to $113,064 in 2018.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0028.

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