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Fish Biologist - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Fish Biologist"

How much does a Fish Biologist in the federal government get paid? $101,640.48* *Based on the 2022 average.

Fish Biologist was the 111th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 2,001 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2022, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hired the most employees titled Fish Biology, with an average salary of $118,606.

Government Fish Biology jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Fish Biology job is GS-6, 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

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Fish Biologist

Fish Biologist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Fish Biologist is $101,640.48. The highest paid Fish Biologist made $203,700 in 2022.

Common Fish Biologist Payscales

Payscale Number of Fish Biology Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,226
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 767
ST - Scientific And Professional 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1

Starting Paygrade: $36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Fish Biology jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
EconomistProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Chemical EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Equal Opportunity ComplianceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
General Physical ScienceProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Dental AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Fish Biology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Fish Biologist was $64,748. Since then, the average pay has increased to $101,640 in 2022.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0482.

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