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Environmental Protection Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Environmental Protection Specialist"

How much does an Environmental Protection Specialist in the federal government get paid? $106,949.30* *Based on the 2012 average.

Environmental Protection Specialist was the 70th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 3,933 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Protection Specialist, with an average salary of $112,286.

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 2,662 $112,286.38
National Park Service 139 $84,851.70
Federal Aviation Administration 125 $113,085.46
Department of Energy 117 $114,540.63
Federal Highway Administration 106 $95,957.75
U.S. Coast Guard 96 $89,937.24
Federal Emergency Management Agency 79 $88,186.97
Bureau of Land Management 69 $72,486.78
Veterans Health Administration 36 $79,403.00
Agency for International Development 35 $89,177.63
Bureau of Reclamation 34 $77,428.06
Indian Affairs 30 $83,574.53
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 28 $94,008.61
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 26 $121,419.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $103,349.33
Federal Transit Administration 18 $97,791.89
Public Buildings Service 17 $92,209.59
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 16 $99,968.50
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 15 $104,030.80
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 13 $84,269.00
National Institutes of Health 13 $76,940.08
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 13 $111,828.77
Rural Housing Service 11 $85,843.18
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 11 $82,682.27
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10 $93,288.70
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 9 $89,219.44
Drug Enforcement Administration 9 $99,227.11
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 8 $95,525.50
Maritime Administration 8 $113,543.13
John F. Kennedy Space Center 7 $89,178.71
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $125,919.57
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $93,816.17
Economic Development Administration 6 $107,663.17
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 6 $102,932.17
Rural Utilities Service 5 $93,458.80
Agricultural Research Service 5 $73,701.60
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 5 $108,895.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 5 $116,143.00
Geological Survey 5 $89,737.60
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 5 $116,334.20
Ames Research Center 5 $115,558.20
Surface Transportation Board 5 $121,559.60
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $95,551.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 4 $111,081.25
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $101,801.75
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $88,374.25
Transportation Security Administration 4 $98,990.50
Forest Service 3 $96,317.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $124,036.67
Department of State 3 $116,183.00
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $108,381.67
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 3 $93,233.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 3 $108,841.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 3 $105,426.00
National Science Foundation 3 $120,406.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $70,460.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $113,977.50
U.S. Mint 2 $94,106.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $99,003.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $108,949.50
Departmental Administration 2 $121,269.50
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $150,246.00
Langley Research Center 2 $99,550.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $103,792.50
Presidio Trust 2 $86,005.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $53,384.50
Indian Health Service 2 $74,785.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $86,280.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $137,471.00
Departmental Offices 1 $115,731.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $122,744.00
Internal Revenue Service 1 $115,731.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $96,192.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $113,804.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $115,742.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $108,304.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $115,731.00
Government Printing Office 1 $108,717.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $84,855.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $109,368.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $148,510.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $97,936.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $77,368.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $98,884.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $122,744.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $62,467.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $59,321.00

Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist is $106,949.30. The highest paid Environmental Protection Specialist made $179,700 in 2012.

Common Environmental Protection Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Protection Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,714
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 120
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 22
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 19
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 16
ZA - Administrative 15
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 6
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 5
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
FO - Foreign Service Officers 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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