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.
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.
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
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:||$32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$136,659.00 / 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 Reporting||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Soil Conservation||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Language Clerical||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Forestry Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-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.
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