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Environmental Protection Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Environmental Protection Specialist"

How much does an Environmental Protection Specialist in the federal government get paid? $109,706.84* *Based on the 2015 average.

Environmental Protection Specialist was the 73rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 3,625 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Protection Specialist, with an average salary of $116,748.

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 2,293 $116,747.57
Federal Aviation Administration 134 $116,101.04
Federal Emergency Management Agency 133 $87,911.01
National Park Service 128 $86,874.99
Federal Highway Administration 108 $97,897.35
Department of Energy 104 $114,175.92
U.S. Coast Guard 103 $88,804.61
Bureau of Land Management 57 $72,443.37
Veterans Health Administration 53 $78,328.47
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 39 $117,125.79
Indian Affairs 32 $79,053.94
Bureau of Reclamation 32 $79,910.81
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 30 $99,490.73
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 26 $76,847.27
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 26 $106,596.38
U.S. Agency for International Development 22 $116,694.73
Federal Transit Administration 18 $106,573.22
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 15 $104,936.47
Public Buildings Service 15 $95,010.27
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 14 $91,251.57
National Institutes of Health 13 $81,831.92
Office of Secretary of Transportation 13 $95,677.00
Customs and Border Protection 11 $110,746.09
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 11 $121,649.27
Maritime Administration 10 $111,792.70
Rural Housing Service 9 $87,261.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 7 $91,549.57
John F. Kennedy Space Center 7 $89,174.29
Federal Railroad Administration 7 $115,481.14
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 6 $119,795.00
Agricultural Research Service 6 $75,910.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 6 $108,408.33
Surface Transportation Board 6 $119,286.67
Ames Research Center 6 $119,997.67
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $107,530.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $105,819.40
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 5 $108,336.80
Economic Development Administration 5 $113,793.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 5 $112,552.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 5 $108,031.40
Transportation Security Administration 4 $104,658.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $132,827.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $66,258.00
Rural Utilities Service 4 $106,559.75
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $100,333.75
Geological Survey 4 $87,878.75
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $106,061.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $90,352.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $111,364.33
Science and Technology Directorate 3 $117,027.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 3 $116,681.33
Langley Research Center 3 $97,378.67
U.S. Mint 3 $87,376.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 3 $133,673.00
Forest Service 3 $101,932.67
Departmental Administration 2 $129,937.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $111,011.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $103,349.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $94,705.50
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $160,594.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $115,097.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 2 $101,975.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $94,037.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $121,635.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2 $128,464.00
National Science Foundation 2 $122,135.00
Presidio Trust 1 $102,012.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $155,705.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $110,902.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $105,960.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $89,535.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $99,905.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $58,983.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $106,960.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $101,130.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $99,421.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $79,145.00
Government Printing Office 1 $118,657.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 1 $113,467.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 1 $118,360.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $96,878.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $119,057.00
Indian Health Service 1 $80,554.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $135,945.00
Program Support Center 1 $125,463.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $118,069.00

Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist is $109,706.84. The highest paid Environmental Protection Specialist made $185,800 in 2015.

Common Environmental Protection Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Protection Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,335
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 134
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 97
ZA - Administrative 14
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 10
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 9
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 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
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 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

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0028.

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