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General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $96,191.05* *Based on the 2005 average.
5,615 EMPLOYEES
$539.92M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 51st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 5,615 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $90,451.

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 2,268 $90,450.77
Department of Energy 668 $107,111.77
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 610 $98,754.48
Geological Survey 304 $91,744.81
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 167 $114,421.51
Goddard Space Flight Center 146 $114,985.34
Forest Service 143 $74,873.84
National Institute of Standards and Technology 133 $102,312.53
Department of State 92 $92,306.74
Federal Bureau of Investigation 86 $65,529.40
Headquarters, Nasa 81 $127,830.26
National Science Foundation 77 $133,598.35
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 75 $92,349.75
Langley Research Center 72 $107,979.67
Bureau of Land Management 65 $76,097.46
Ames Research Center 65 $119,720.32
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 57 $122,925.91
National Park Service 56 $66,864.98
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 38 $112,030.42
Bureau of Reclamation 36 $72,328.03
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 34 $92,519.85
Agricultural Research Service 31 $79,524.84
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 24 $90,804.29
Ous for Science and Technology 23 $121,901.48
Food and Drug Administration 16 $102,769.44
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 14 $71,690.86
U.S. Coast Guard 14 $90,583.07
Natural Resources Conservation Service 12 $83,136.42
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 12 $87,710.83
National Institutes of Health 11 $99,377.09
Veterans Health Administration 11 $81,750.64
U.S. Secret Service 11 $78,403.18
Indian Affairs 11 $83,843.18
Mine Safety and Health Administration 11 $74,864.91
John C. Stennis Space Center 9 $91,470.89
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $99,156.78
Drug Enforcement Administration 8 $105,264.00
Office of Justice Programs 7 $94,500.14
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 7 $110,292.43
Federal Aviation Administration 6 $141,026.33
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 6 $107,749.33
John F. Kennedy Space Center 5 $92,782.40
Food Safety and Inspection Service 5 $98,996.00
National Gallery of Art 4 $82,019.25
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 4 $99,302.25
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 4 $91,908.25
Office of the Chief Economist 4 $78,371.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $97,184.25
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 4 $111,547.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $76,190.00
Transportation Security Administration 3 $114,632.67
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $89,410.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $95,623.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $73,005.33
Public Buildings Service 3 $87,378.67
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 3 $109,169.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $49,196.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $70,339.67
Agency for International Development 3 $123,764.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $130,838.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $123,276.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $97,759.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $126,444.50
Federal Communications Commission 2 $118,597.50
Valles Caldera Trust 2 $83,248.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $94,260.00
Government Printing Office 1 $124,740.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $111,936.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $124,740.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $62,886.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $128,205.00
Program Support Center 1 $77,274.00
Departmental Administration 1 $124,740.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $91,315.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $106,044.00
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board 1 $140,300.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $139,055.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $96,191.05. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $212,337 in 2005.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,499
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 388
ES - Senior Executive Service 166
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 142
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 90
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 60
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 55
ST - Scientific And Professional 37
FO - Foreign Service Officers 34
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 22
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 18
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 17
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 16
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 10
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 10
SL - Senior Level Positions 9
SN - Senior Level System 8
EG - Consultant (other) 6
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 6
FE - Senior Foreign Service 5
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
EE - Expert (other) 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
ZA - Administrative 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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