Environmental Protection Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Environmental Protection Specialist"

How much does an Environmental Protection Specialist in the federal government get paid? $105,978.81* *Based on the 2010 average.

Environmental Protection Specialist was the 72nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 3,921 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Protection Specialist, with an average salary of $110,390.

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 2,751 $110,389.89
Department of Energy 148 $110,509.92
National Park Service 132 $82,652.84
Federal Aviation Administration 128 $109,294.63
U.S. Coast Guard 102 $89,048.28
Federal Highway Administration 98 $95,541.16
Bureau of Land Management 79 $70,946.53
Federal Emergency Management Agency 45 $93,043.47
Indian Affairs 29 $83,976.28
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 28 $116,851.64
Bureau of Reclamation 27 $78,281.93
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 23 $90,773.96
Veterans Health Administration 22 $81,740.00
Agency for International Development 18 $114,306.39
Public Buildings Service 17 $93,460.59
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 17 $104,277.71
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $112,415.56
Federal Transit Administration 13 $92,816.69
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 12 $96,616.00
National Institutes of Health 11 $82,711.27
Maritime Administration 10 $107,526.20
Rural Housing Service 10 $85,197.80
Drug Enforcement Administration 10 $95,329.40
John F. Kennedy Space Center 8 $88,457.38
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 8 $78,002.75
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 8 $89,207.50
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 8 $84,778.63
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 8 $87,915.88
Agricultural Research Service 8 $77,101.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 6 $107,494.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $93,442.50
Economic Development Administration 6 $105,590.83
Surface Transportation Board 5 $118,160.60
Ames Research Center 5 $116,217.80
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $104,244.40
Rural Utilities Service 4 $94,038.50
Geological Survey 4 $95,170.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $99,603.75
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $106,740.25
Presidio Trust 4 $84,506.00
Transportation Security Administration 4 $97,404.75
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 4 $86,583.75
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 4 $103,447.75
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 4 $108,771.50
Headquarters, Nasa 3 $136,532.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $67,889.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $136,002.33
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $108,297.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 3 $105,652.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 3 $126,468.33
Langley Research Center 2 $98,437.00
Department of State 2 $128,004.50
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $107,264.00
Departmental Administration 2 $114,977.50
Forest Service 2 $97,242.50
U.S. Mint 2 $89,795.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $98,147.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $111,092.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $82,935.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 2 $113,978.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $106,480.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $116,242.00
Government Printing Office 1 $95,719.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $120,860.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $110,618.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $151,010.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $110,266.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $115,742.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $105,211.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $97,221.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $59,321.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $137,521.00
Indian Health Service 1 $78,314.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $120,988.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $119,238.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $52,192.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $109,581.00
Departmental Offices 1 $106,211.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $108,304.00

Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist is $105,978.81. The highest paid Environmental Protection Specialist made $209,484 in 2010.

Common Environmental Protection Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Protection Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,689
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 123
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 33
ZA - Administrative 20
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 15
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 6
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 5
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 5
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
FO - Foreign Service Officers 1
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,915.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / 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 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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