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Environmental Protection Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Environmental Protection Specialist"

How much does an Environmental Protection Specialist in the federal government get paid? $111,514.83* *Based on the 2016 average.
3,496 EMPLOYEES
$389.3M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Environmental Protection Specialist was the 79th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 3,496 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Environmental Protection Specialist, with an average salary of $117,910.

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 2,272 $117,909.83
Federal Emergency Management Agency 134 $89,683.66
Federal Aviation Administration 129 $118,303.49
National Park Service 128 $88,393.48
Federal Highway Administration 103 $101,503.20
Department of Energy 98 $115,998.15
Veterans Health Administration 63 $78,411.03
Bureau of Land Management 61 $73,379.28
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 45 $112,428.87
Bureau of Reclamation 36 $79,241.42
Indian Affairs 34 $82,864.44
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 28 $78,262.18
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 27 $105,799.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 22 $112,818.50
Agency for International Development 18 $128,251.39
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 18 $102,347.11
Federal Transit Administration 16 $107,889.69
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 15 $95,846.60
Public Buildings Service 14 $87,270.36
Office of Secretary of Transportation 13 $97,593.38
National Institutes of Health 11 $87,747.36
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 11 $110,508.82
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10 $125,938.20
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 9 $108,085.78
Rural Housing Service 8 $91,461.25
Maritime Administration 8 $120,503.75
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $107,693.13
Surface Transportation Board 6 $114,398.83
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $110,925.83
John F. Kennedy Space Center 6 $94,237.83
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 6 $91,677.83
Foreign Agricultural Service 6 $121,711.17
Ames Research Center 6 $124,526.83
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 5 $125,122.20
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $129,514.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 5 $110,751.80
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 5 $100,952.60
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 4 $114,329.50
Economic Development Administration 4 $115,661.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $73,010.75
Geological Survey 4 $90,448.25
Agricultural Research Service 4 $81,892.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 4 $106,640.50
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $109,084.50
Transportation Security Administration 4 $107,918.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 4 $118,327.75
Rural Utilities Service 4 $111,899.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $96,858.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 3 $116,859.33
Langley Research Center 3 $94,765.33
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $119,884.67
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $162,516.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 2 $119,209.00
Presidio Trust 2 $82,895.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 2 $98,139.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $115,994.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $125,221.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $106,412.50
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $78,299.50
National Science Foundation 2 $130,665.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $116,722.00
U.S. Mint 2 $102,798.50
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 2 $137,457.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $102,136.50
Departmental Administration 2 $135,779.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $107,505.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $95,217.00
U.S. Coast Guard 1 $70,500.00
Indian Health Service 1 $80,481.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $119,794.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $103,693.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $116,146.00
Government Printing Office 1 $123,406.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $160,300.00
Program Support Center 1 $127,036.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $104,879.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 1 $61,221.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $121,176.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $101,361.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $108,005.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 1 $95,717.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 1 $90,838.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $141,555.00
Forest Service 1 $69,120.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $101,361.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 1 $123,812.00

Environmental Protection Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist is $111,514.83. The highest paid Environmental Protection Specialist made $185,100 in 2016.

Common Environmental Protection Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Environmental Protection Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,212
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 129
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 97
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 16
ZA - Administrative 11
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 5
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 4
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 4
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,233.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 0000 MISCELLANEOUS OCCUPATIONS GROUP

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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for an Environmental Protection Specialist was $83,725. Since then, the average pay has increased to $113,353 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0028.

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