Fish Biologist - Federal Salaries of 2017
Pay Rates for "Fish Biologist"How much does a Fish Biologist in the federal government get paid? $92,071.40* *Based on the 2017 average.
Fish Biologist was the 105th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 2,187 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2017, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hired the most employees titled Fish Biology, with an average salary of $107,165.
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.
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
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||883||$107,165.27|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||637||$77,841.19|
|Bureau of Land Management||60||$78,467.83|
|National Park Service||37||$79,688.81|
|Bureau of Reclamation||34||$83,032.12|
|Federal Energy Regulatory Commission||29||$115,446.48|
|Department of Energy||12||$98,459.67|
|Environmental Protection Agency||6||$112,460.83|
|Agricultural Research Service||6||$92,998.67|
|Natural Resources Conservation Service||4||$84,757.25|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||3||$93,500.67|
|Bureau of Ocean Energy Management||2||$92,572.50|
|Nuclear Regulatory Commission||1||$138,160.00|
|Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission||1||$108,699.00|
Fish Biologist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Fish Biologist is $92,071.40. The highest paid Fish Biologist made $187,000 in 2017.
Common Fish Biologist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Fish Biology Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||1,355|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||818|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||5|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||5|
|ZA - Administrative||2|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109||1|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0400 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP|
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|
|Economist||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Chemical Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Equal Opportunity Compliance||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|General Physical Science||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Dental Assistant||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Fish Biology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Fish Biologist was $64,748. Since then, the average pay has increased to $98,189 in 2020.
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