Food Inspector - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Food Inspector"How much does a Food Inspector in the federal government get paid? $49,387.28* *Based on the 2020 average.
Food Inspector was the 117th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 1,917 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Food Safety and Inspection Service hired the most employees titled Food Inspection, with an average salary of $49,387.
Government Food Inspection jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. 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.
This occupation includes positions that involve the inspection of slaughter, processing, packaging, shipping, and storing of meat and meat products, poultry and poultry products, fish and fish products, meat products derived from equines, and food establishments engaged in these activities in order to determine compliance with law and regulations that establish standards for the protection of the consumer by assuring them that products distributed to them are wholesome, not adulterated, and properly marked, labeled and packaged. Performance of the work in this occupation requires the knowledge of normal conditions in live and slaughtered meat, poultry, and fish; of standards of wholesomeness and sanitation of meat, poultry and fish products; and of the processing and sanitation practices of the food production industry or industries inspected.
Agencies that have hired a Food Inspector
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Food Safety and Inspection Service||1,917||$49,387.28|
Food Inspector Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Food Inspector is $49,387.28. The highest paid Food Inspector made $83,897 in 2020.
Common Food Inspector Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Food Inspection Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||1,917|
|Occupation Family:||1800 INSPECTION, INVESTIGATION, ENFORCEMENT, AND COMPLIANCE GROUP|
Average Food Inspection Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Food Inspector was $36,914. Since then, the average pay has increased to $49,387 in 2020.
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.
Federal employee salaries are public information under open government laws (5 U.S.C. § 552). FederalPay provides this data in the interest of government transparency — employee data may not be used for commercial soliciting or vending of any kind. Learn more about the FederalPay Employees Dataset here.
The series code of this occupation is