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General Biological Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "General Biological Scientist"

How much does a General Biological Scientist in the federal government get paid? $70,534.69* *Based on the 2004 average.

General Biological Scientist was the 19th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 13,704 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the National Institutes of Health hired the most employees titled General Biological Science, with an average salary of $74,428.

Government General Biological Science jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a General Biological Science 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 General Biological Scientist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Institutes of Health 2,235 $74,428.10
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1,786 $65,349.42
Forest Service 1,740 $68,996.23
Customs and Border Protection 1,440 $53,754.55
Natural Resources Conservation Service 928 $74,561.30
Environmental Protection Agency 927 $82,431.67
Bureau of Land Management 693 $63,120.57
National Park Service 663 $63,884.12
Food and Drug Administration 546 $79,220.55
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 405 $81,299.17
Agricultural Research Service 392 $77,927.58
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 317 $59,973.77
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 260 $68,609.80
Geological Survey 244 $74,191.60
Veterans Health Administration 204 $69,741.62
Bureau of Reclamation 158 $68,217.64
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 142 $103,000.81
Indian Affairs 103 $65,644.32
National Science Foundation 82 $109,139.38
Federal Bureau of Investigation 76 $72,332.04
Department of Energy 61 $86,287.33
U.S. Agency for International Development 58 $89,605.98
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 36 $81,341.44
National Institute of Standards and Technology 27 $77,339.93
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 25 $113,810.44
Ames Research Center 19 $108,057.26
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 18 $73,950.28
Agricultural Marketing Service 16 $79,629.69
Foreign Agricultural Service 14 $98,323.07
Food Safety and Inspection Service 13 $104,350.85
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 11 $80,214.00
Department of State 10 $66,187.50
Science and Technology Directorate 7 $109,245.86
Indian Health Service 7 $51,398.86
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $97,489.00
Presidio Trust 5 $73,253.20
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 4 $85,192.25
Marine Mammal Commission 4 $75,569.25
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 4 $52,175.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 $129,999.00
Farm Service Agency 3 $89,364.33
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $111,212.50
Headquarters, Nasa 2 $118,609.50
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $66,330.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $50,702.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $76,109.00
Office of Justice Programs 1 $79,319.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $88,366.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $130,305.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $130,305.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $145,600.00

General Biological Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Biological Scientist is $70,534.69. The highest paid General Biological Scientist made $200,000 in 2004.

Common General Biological Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Biological Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 11,721
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1,136
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 217
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 148
ES - Senior Executive Service 118
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 102
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 55
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 49
EG - Consultant (other) 48
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 31
FO - Foreign Service Officers 22
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 15
SL - Senior Level Positions 13
ST - Scientific And Professional 8
FE - Senior Foreign Service 6
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 5
EE - Expert (other) 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
RA - Department Of Agriculture Positions 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 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

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences 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
Sales Store ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
CartographyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Consumer SafetyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Multiseries Position Classification Standard for Therapist Professional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Agricultural MarketingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average General Biological Science Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a General Biological Scientist was $70,535. Since then, the average pay has increased to $105,713 in 2021.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0401.

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