General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $118,403.52* *Based on the 2016 average.
5,511 EMPLOYEES
$650.04M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 52nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 5,511 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $113,441.

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Environmental Protection Agency 2,082 $113,440.76
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 699 $123,059.60
Department of Energy 560 $126,885.04
Geological Survey 376 $97,626.22
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 173 $137,879.62
National Institute of Standards and Technology 144 $136,002.94
Federal Bureau of Investigation 133 $106,520.81
Goddard Space Flight Center 130 $137,895.85
Forest Service 124 $91,351.57
National Science Foundation 92 $157,901.03
Langley Research Center 84 $126,779.87
Headquarters, Nasa 70 $158,352.97
Ames Research Center 67 $147,966.51
National Park Service 64 $83,414.78
Agricultural Research Service 56 $100,322.54
Bureau of Land Management 56 $87,416.34
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 52 $110,280.77
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 48 $138,940.08
Bureau of Reclamation 39 $91,349.03
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 23 $94,953.26
Ous for Science and Technology 23 $144,659.57
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 22 $130,365.45
U.S. Coast Guard 22 $114,602.32
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 20 $106,064.70
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 18 $107,602.61
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 17 $144,803.29
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 16 $67,847.50
National Institutes of Health 15 $124,069.67
Food and Drug Administration 13 $112,910.69
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 13 $102,980.62
Office of Justice Programs 13 $121,503.46
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 12 $99,239.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 12 $98,948.67
Federal Aviation Administration 11 $152,936.82
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $108,836.56
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $125,501.78
Indian Affairs 8 $94,369.13
U.S. Secret Service 7 $132,715.71
Office of Secretary of Transportation 7 $102,219.14
Natural Resources Conservation Service 7 $100,842.29
John F. Kennedy Space Center 7 $116,322.57
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 7 $112,888.43
Agency for International Development 7 $134,709.29
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $89,311.17
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $141,028.33
National Gallery of Art 5 $113,814.40
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $87,964.00
Veterans Health Administration 4 $93,233.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $111,823.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $137,216.33
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 3 $145,698.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $136,358.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $143,342.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $64,645.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $123,661.50
Government Printing Office 2 $123,305.50
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $118,307.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $118,069.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $158,700.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $133,677.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $183,300.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $156,779.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $132,368.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $158,700.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $118,360.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $132,368.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $91,814.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $107,495.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $86,250.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $118,069.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $138,871.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $173,463.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $118,403.52. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $249,885 in 2016.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,276
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 593
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 143
ES - Senior Executive Service 135
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 75
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 47
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 44
ST - Scientific And Professional 31
SL - Senior Level Positions 27
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 20
ZZ - Nonapplicable 15
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 14
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 11
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 10
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 9
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 9
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
SN - Senior Level System 6
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 4
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 3
EG - Consultant (other) 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 2
FO - Foreign Service Officers 2
ZA - Administrative 2
EE - Expert (other) 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
EX - Executive Pay 2
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 2
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1

Starting Paygrade: $31,819.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $134,776.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific
Occupation Family: 1300 PHYSICAL SCIENCES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for General Physical Science 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
Agricultural Market ReportingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Miscellaneous Clerk and AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Soil ConservationProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Language ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Forestry TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average General Physical Science Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a General Physical Scientist was $93,121. Since then, the average pay has increased to $118,404 in 2016.


Data Sources

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