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Environmental Protection Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Environmental Protection Specialist"

How much does an Environmental Protection Specialist in the federal government get paid? $106,415.60* *Based on the 2013 average.

Environmental Protection Specialist was the 71st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 3,804 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Protection Specialist, with an average salary of $112,281.

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 2,504 $112,281.14
National Park Service 138 $84,450.49
Federal Aviation Administration 128 $112,975.71
Department of Energy 117 $112,623.44
Federal Highway Administration 110 $95,000.93
U.S. Coast Guard 105 $89,279.34
Federal Emergency Management Agency 100 $87,102.70
Bureau of Land Management 61 $72,760.89
U.S. Agency for International Development 39 $88,288.33
Veterans Health Administration 39 $77,797.59
Bureau of Reclamation 33 $77,315.97
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 31 $114,656.06
Indian Affairs 29 $84,215.38
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 28 $95,680.79
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 23 $99,194.57
Public Buildings Service 17 $92,324.12
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 16 $87,440.19
Federal Transit Administration 14 $100,342.64
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 13 $114,619.92
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 12 $83,930.33
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 12 $86,632.25
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 12 $106,186.42
National Institutes of Health 12 $75,172.25
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $94,300.00
Customs and Border Protection 9 $101,627.44
Maritime Administration 9 $108,902.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 8 $84,366.25
Rural Housing Service 8 $84,324.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 7 $84,551.71
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 7 $130,490.14
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 7 $113,100.86
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 6 $103,659.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 6 $111,876.17
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $96,620.00
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $111,606.33
Surface Transportation Board 6 $112,295.33
Ames Research Center 5 $107,766.00
Rural Utilities Service 5 $97,984.80
Economic Development Administration 5 $109,783.60
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $99,912.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 5 $104,538.60
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 5 $107,900.80
Agricultural Research Service 5 $74,043.80
Geological Survey 5 $90,871.60
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $90,617.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $101,891.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $57,018.50
Transportation Security Administration 4 $98,934.75
Science and Technology Directorate 3 $111,502.00
Langley Research Center 3 $88,963.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 3 $106,561.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 3 $109,866.67
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 3 $96,176.33
Forest Service 3 $97,689.33
U.S. Mint 2 $93,695.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $99,926.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 2 $117,663.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $115,731.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $86,280.00
Presidio Trust 2 $86,255.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $74,598.50
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $151,058.50
National Science Foundation 2 $129,757.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $111,374.00
Indian Health Service 2 $77,155.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $92,001.00
Internal Revenue Service 1 $115,731.00
Departmental Offices 1 $115,731.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $61,234.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $126,251.00
Department of State 1 $92,001.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $103,872.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $100,904.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $91,141.00
Government Printing Office 1 $112,224.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $111,231.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $116,027.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $99,198.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $115,731.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $89,033.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $126,251.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $136,771.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $97,751.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $152,635.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $115,742.00
Departmental Administration 1 $119,238.00

Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist is $106,415.60. The highest paid Environmental Protection Specialist made $179,700 in 2013.

Common Environmental Protection Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Protection Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,577
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 123
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 30
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 18
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 15
ZA - Administrative 14
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 5
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 4
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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
Freight RateClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Training InstructionAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Workers' Compensation Claims ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Medical Support AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Medical Supply Aide and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist was $83,725. Since then, the average pay has increased to $113,094 in 2019.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0028.

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