Environmental Protection Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Environmental Protection Specialist"

How much does an Environmental Protection Specialist in the federal government get paid? $106,296.94* *Based on the 2011 average.

Environmental Protection Specialist was the 71st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 3,987 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Protection Specialist, with an average salary of $111,208.

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 2,752 $111,207.91
National Park Service 138 $83,933.97
Department of Energy 125 $113,262.27
Federal Aviation Administration 125 $112,165.05
U.S. Coast Guard 104 $89,431.24
Federal Highway Administration 102 $96,208.64
Bureau of Land Management 72 $72,196.22
Federal Emergency Management Agency 53 $90,528.64
Agency for International Development 35 $88,992.29
Indian Affairs 31 $82,520.90
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 30 $117,452.23
Veterans Health Administration 29 $81,336.90
Bureau of Reclamation 27 $78,144.48
Federal Transit Administration 26 $95,099.46
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 25 $91,445.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $102,963.00
Public Buildings Service 18 $91,948.83
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 16 $101,502.94
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 $105,514.27
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 12 $89,376.67
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 11 $80,772.09
Rural Housing Service 11 $84,542.55
National Institutes of Health 11 $79,409.45
Drug Enforcement Administration 10 $98,128.80
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10 $91,881.90
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 9 $89,863.00
Maritime Administration 9 $112,402.78
Agricultural Research Service 8 $77,814.63
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 8 $87,713.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 8 $87,059.13
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $124,386.14
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 7 $83,938.71
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 6 $102,477.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 6 $109,290.50
Economic Development Administration 6 $106,215.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $113,188.40
Ames Research Center 5 $120,212.60
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $91,035.60
Surface Transportation Board 5 $118,160.60
Rural Utilities Service 4 $96,652.50
Geological Survey 4 $98,732.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $99,785.50
Presidio Trust 4 $84,256.00
Transportation Security Administration 4 $98,331.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 4 $110,198.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 4 $116,013.75
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $110,655.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 3 $86,512.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 3 $102,739.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $68,893.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $110,470.50
Departmental Administration 2 $115,731.00
Forest Service 2 $99,002.50
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $148,996.00
Langley Research Center 2 $99,550.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $103,570.00
Department of State 2 $128,004.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $91,794.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $55,271.00
U.S. Mint 2 $91,482.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $83,185.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $98,330.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $108,449.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $123,594.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $96,085.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $57,408.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $55,070.00
Departmental Offices 1 $112,717.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $136,771.00
Internal Revenue Service 1 $112,224.00
Indian Health Service 1 $80,761.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $115,742.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $120,723.00
Government Printing Office 1 $105,311.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $93,186.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $109,368.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $90,005.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $97,936.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $113,304.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $115,742.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $108,804.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $103,872.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $74,872.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $151,110.00

Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist is $106,296.94. The highest paid Environmental Protection Specialist made $179,700 in 2011.

Common Environmental Protection Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Protection Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,749
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 121
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 27
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 21
ZA - Administrative 19
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 19
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 4
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
FO - Foreign Service Officers 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 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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