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.
3,442 EMPLOYEES
$387.81M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

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
Geological Survey 4 $95,833.00
Forest Service 4 $60,512.50
Rural Utilities Service 4 $117,486.25
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $105,356.25
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $75,839.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 4 $103,982.00
Transportation Security Administration 4 $112,313.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 4 $111,056.25
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $103,997.00
Economic Development Administration 3 $120,763.67
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $145,439.67
Agricultural Research Service 3 $84,784.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $106,754.33
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $126,522.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 3 $120,766.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 3 $105,898.33
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $77,787.00
Langley Research Center 3 $92,491.00
Departmental Administration 2 $141,881.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $119,174.00
National Science Foundation 2 $134,426.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $121,654.00
Presidio Trust 2 $84,222.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 2 $132,104.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 2 $107,660.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $121,534.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $110,706.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $123,234.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $113,755.00
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 1 $128,453.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $117,168.00
Department of State 1 $101,116.00
Program Support Center 1 $135,185.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $134,426.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $147,629.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $104,275.00
Indian Health Service 1 $86,603.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $123,223.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $130,692.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $161,900.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 1 $104,275.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $130,396.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $127,238.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $123,723.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $118,218.00
Headquarters, Nasa 1 $158,123.00
U.S. Mint 1 $0.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $106,367.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $107,435.00

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
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 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: $26,233.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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
Highway SafetyAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Training InstructionAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Legal AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Public Health Program SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Dental AssistantTechnical 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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