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Environmental Protection Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Environmental Protection Specialist"

How much does an Environmental Protection Specialist in the federal government get paid? $98,647.90* *Based on the 2008 average.

Environmental Protection Specialist was the 73rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 3,774 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Protection Specialist, with an average salary of $101,745.

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 2,725 $101,745.09
Department of Energy 131 $105,844.63
Federal Aviation Administration 123 $102,800.37
National Park Service 104 $82,656.19
Federal Highway Administration 99 $89,032.97
U.S. Coast Guard 97 $83,121.26
Bureau of Land Management 93 $69,797.10
Indian Affairs 33 $76,413.94
Federal Emergency Management Agency 31 $83,333.68
Bureau of Reclamation 28 $75,217.54
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 27 $113,681.15
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 19 $90,581.63
Public Buildings Service 16 $79,816.56
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 $112,077.20
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 15 $89,146.60
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 13 $96,628.77
Veterans Health Administration 13 $75,530.77
Rural Housing Service 9 $78,327.89
Agency for International Development 9 $134,171.11
Agricultural Research Service 8 $73,435.13
National Institutes of Health 8 $71,600.75
John F. Kennedy Space Center 8 $80,033.25
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 8 $91,076.75
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 7 $85,924.71
Ames Research Center 6 $129,065.17
Federal Transit Administration 6 $109,875.17
Maritime Administration 6 $111,497.67
Surface Transportation Board 6 $109,263.17
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 6 $69,924.00
Presidio Trust 6 $84,546.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $87,546.83
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 5 $99,053.80
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $88,898.60
Rural Utilities Service 4 $105,080.25
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $90,197.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 4 $101,249.25
Geological Survey 4 $90,572.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $65,315.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 3 $96,583.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 3 $96,052.67
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $121,603.33
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $62,047.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $90,608.00
Transportation Security Administration 3 $93,232.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 3 $102,364.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $128,772.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $91,842.50
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $89,939.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $79,606.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 2 $105,548.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $94,475.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 2 $123,638.00
Department of State 2 $116,005.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $95,868.50
Federal Railroad Administration 2 $63,985.00
U.S. Mint 2 $78,665.50
Forest Service 2 $60,787.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $104,080.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $73,485.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $99,672.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $134,538.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $87,750.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $127,442.00
Government Printing Office 1 $98,033.00
Langley Research Center 1 $93,207.00
Internal Revenue Service 1 $103,920.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $100,289.00
Departmental Administration 1 $94,178.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $108,836.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $107,854.00
Departmental Offices 1 $101,301.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $103,500.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $102,093.00

Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist is $98,647.90. The highest paid Environmental Protection Specialist made $172,200 in 2008.

Common Environmental Protection Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Protection Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,547
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 100
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 43
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 22
ZA - Administrative 14
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 13
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 3
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 2
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
FM - Former Pmrs Employees 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 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

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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist was $83,725. Since then, the average pay has increased to $113,353 in 2017.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0028.

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