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General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $93,120.82* *Based on the 2004 average.
5,548 EMPLOYEES
$515.7M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 53rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 5,548 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $87,038.

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 2,255 $87,037.90
Department of Energy 675 $103,264.29
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 578 $95,988.09
Geological Survey 307 $88,224.78
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 170 $110,665.05
Goddard Space Flight Center 154 $111,583.73
Forest Service 129 $71,719.66
National Institute of Standards and Technology 123 $107,210.27
Department of State 93 $89,571.80
Langley Research Center 81 $105,006.85
Headquarters, Nasa 78 $121,775.69
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 77 $91,378.49
Ames Research Center 75 $110,962.75
National Science Foundation 71 $129,643.13
Federal Bureau of Investigation 67 $67,254.75
Bureau of Land Management 66 $73,899.68
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 57 $119,500.37
National Park Service 54 $63,400.20
Bureau of Reclamation 42 $72,861.55
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 40 $103,948.83
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 39 $90,115.82
Agricultural Research Service 33 $72,051.15
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 21 $90,291.35
Ous for Science and Technology 19 $119,419.84
Food and Drug Administration 14 $95,181.50
U.S. Secret Service 13 $66,907.15
Indian Affairs 13 $83,632.08
U.S. Coast Guard 12 $92,240.50
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 12 $67,952.17
Mine Safety and Health Administration 11 $71,649.55
National Institutes of Health 11 $95,682.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 10 $86,323.80
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 9 $81,521.22
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 9 $92,050.25
Veterans Health Administration 9 $81,522.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $94,966.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 8 $84,543.25
Federal Aviation Administration 7 $134,981.29
John F. Kennedy Space Center 6 $84,515.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 6 $111,564.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 6 $92,384.83
Office of the Chief Economist 5 $73,845.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 4 $55,989.25
Drug Enforcement Administration 4 $102,883.75
National Gallery of Art 4 $78,486.75
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $71,184.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $68,625.00
Government Printing Office 3 $99,339.33
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $109,335.33
Agency for International Development 3 $119,339.67
Office of Justice Programs 3 $93,999.00
Federal Communications Commission 3 $111,269.67
Public Buildings Service 3 $71,844.33
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 3 $104,681.67
Transportation Security Administration 3 $110,175.33
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $83,647.33
Valles Caldera Trust 2 $80,619.50
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $107,924.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $104,703.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $94,231.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 2 $99,412.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $100,833.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $115,527.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $68,265.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $121,755.00
Program Support Center 1 $79,319.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $116,939.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $53,966.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $123,622.00
Departmental Administration 1 $120,280.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $85,210.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $102,253.00
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board 1 $136,900.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $133,707.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $84,127.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $105,094.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $93,120.82. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $174,720 in 2004.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,424
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 374
ES - Senior Executive Service 170
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 148
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 118
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 57
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 55
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 38
FO - Foreign Service Officers 33
ST - Scientific And Professional 33
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 15
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 15
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 9
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 9
SL - Senior Level Positions 8
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 6
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 5
SN - Senior Level System 5
EG - Consultant (other) 4
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
EE - Expert (other) 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 2
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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
Exhibits SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
MessengerClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Wildlife Refuge ManagementProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Naval ArchitectureProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
PhysiologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average General Physical Science Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a General Physical Scientist was $93,121. Since then, the average pay has increased to $121,243 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1301.

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