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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
Science and Technology Directorate 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
Customs and Border Protection 12 $87,710.83
U.S. Secret Service 11 $78,403.18
Veterans Health Administration 11 $81,750.64
National Institutes of Health 11 $99,377.09
Mine Safety and Health Administration 11 $74,864.91
Indian Affairs 11 $83,843.18
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
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 7 $110,292.43
Office of Justice Programs 7 $94,500.14
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
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 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
Public Buildings Service 3 $87,378.67
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 3 $109,169.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $73,005.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $95,623.33
Transportation Security Administration 3 $114,632.67
U.S. Agency for International Development 3 $123,764.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $70,339.67
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $49,196.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $89,410.33
Federal Communications Commission 2 $118,597.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $130,838.00
Valles Caldera Trust 2 $83,248.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $126,444.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $97,759.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $123,276.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $111,936.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $94,260.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $139,055.00
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board 1 $140,300.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $106,044.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $91,315.00
Departmental Administration 1 $124,740.00
Program Support Center 1 $77,274.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $128,205.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $62,886.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $124,740.00
Government Printing Office 1 $124,740.00

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
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 10
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 10
SL - Senior Level Positions 9
SN - Senior Level System 8
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 6
EG - Consultant (other) 6
FE - Senior Foreign Service 5
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 4
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
EE - Expert (other) 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
ZA - Administrative 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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
Visual InformationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
General TelecommunicationClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
BotanyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Electrical EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Biological Science TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average General Physical Science Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a General Physical Scientist was $93,121. Since then, the average pay has increased to $125,779 in 2019.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1301.

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