Environmental Protection Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Environmental Protection Specialist"

How much does an Environmental Protection Specialist in the federal government get paid? $108,742.49* *Based on the 2014 average.

Environmental Protection Specialist was the 94th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 3,687 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Protection Specialist, with an average salary of $115,676.

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 2,372 $115,675.83
National Park Service 137 $86,112.52
Federal Emergency Management Agency 128 $85,570.51
Federal Aviation Administration 126 $115,180.74
Federal Highway Administration 110 $97,350.29
Department of Energy 108 $114,125.36
U.S. Coast Guard 99 $90,557.00
Bureau of Land Management 57 $73,200.07
Veterans Health Administration 47 $78,437.87
Bureau of Reclamation 33 $79,539.03
Indian Affairs 31 $81,238.52
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 31 $113,878.35
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 30 $94,923.83
Agency for International Development 28 $98,188.89
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 24 $106,387.08
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 19 $77,664.89
Public Buildings Service 18 $92,251.50
Federal Transit Administration 17 $100,473.65
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 16 $86,984.63
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 13 $119,456.92
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 13 $110,414.69
National Institutes of Health 13 $80,453.46
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 12 $95,608.33
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 11 $102,971.27
Maritime Administration 10 $110,053.40
Rural Housing Service 9 $82,372.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 8 $89,995.75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 7 $96,649.71
John F. Kennedy Space Center 7 $87,157.57
Ames Research Center 6 $113,824.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 6 $127,314.33
Agricultural Research Service 6 $74,329.83
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $101,694.17
Surface Transportation Board 6 $114,687.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 6 $105,725.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 6 $114,699.67
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 6 $112,239.83
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $115,476.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 5 $110,144.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 5 $104,598.00
Geological Survey 5 $94,118.40
Economic Development Administration 5 $111,003.80
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $104,874.80
Transportation Security Administration 4 $104,000.75
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $95,678.00
Rural Utilities Service 4 $108,376.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $68,258.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $87,853.33
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $114,916.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 3 $114,593.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 3 $109,664.33
Langley Research Center 3 $92,805.33
Forest Service 3 $100,256.00
Indian Health Service 2 $79,085.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $90,266.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $106,676.50
U.S. Mint 2 $98,471.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $100,825.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2 $123,337.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $118,658.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $112,737.50
National Science Foundation 2 $116,887.50
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $156,905.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $100,190.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $116,901.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $117,985.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $84,108.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $112,345.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $120,429.00
Government Printing Office 1 $117,219.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $106,263.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $78,361.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $154,160.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $95,121.00
Presidio Trust 1 $80,024.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $101,914.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $98,728.00
Department of State 1 $96,419.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $127,512.00
Internal Revenue Service 1 $120,429.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $113,846.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $96,219.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $92,922.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $93,182.00
Departmental Administration 1 $123,970.00

Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist is $108,742.49. The highest paid Environmental Protection Specialist made $181,500 in 2014.

Common Environmental Protection Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Protection Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,490
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 121
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 17
ZA - Administrative 13
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 13
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 8
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 5
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 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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