General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $102,542.23* *Based on the 2007 average.
5,623 EMPLOYEES
$576.08M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 48th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 5,623 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $96,958.

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 2,325 $96,958.02
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 648 $105,064.29
Department of Energy 629 $113,558.98
Geological Survey 315 $96,057.89
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 204 $116,831.62
Goddard Space Flight Center 148 $125,062.07
National Institute of Standards and Technology 147 $106,260.88
Forest Service 134 $79,644.43
Federal Bureau of Investigation 81 $79,500.21
Langley Research Center 76 $115,436.93
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 71 $97,260.38
National Science Foundation 69 $143,596.33
Ames Research Center 69 $132,320.09
Headquarters, Nasa 68 $138,188.79
Bureau of Land Management 59 $82,980.69
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 53 $127,109.43
National Park Service 50 $71,970.72
Department of State 43 $107,990.62
Bureau of Reclamation 39 $75,507.28
Agricultural Research Service 36 $78,563.75
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 30 $99,191.27
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 30 $87,683.13
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 25 $116,171.24
Ous for Science and Technology 23 $131,604.87
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 18 $72,041.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 16 $82,903.13
U.S. Coast Guard 13 $102,621.31
Food and Drug Administration 13 $97,106.23
U.S. Secret Service 12 $81,422.75
Department of Homeland Security 11 $130,933.64
Indian Affairs 10 $92,255.80
Veterans Health Administration 10 $89,742.80
Mine Safety and Health Administration 9 $83,289.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $110,280.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 9 $96,998.11
National Institutes of Health 8 $114,381.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 7 $121,853.71
John C. Stennis Space Center 7 $98,265.57
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $111,759.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $112,136.17
Office of Justice Programs 6 $97,636.67
Federal Aviation Administration 5 $148,772.80
National Gallery of Art 4 $90,824.25
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 4 $102,753.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 4 $107,267.75
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 4 $95,335.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $113,889.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $80,500.75
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $106,819.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 4 $101,188.75
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 3 $122,854.67
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $121,034.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $52,476.67
Agency for International Development 3 $132,624.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $104,276.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $104,300.67
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3 $79,173.33
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $137,114.00
Office of the Chief Economist 2 $90,269.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $106,005.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $91,903.50
Government Printing Office 2 $114,692.50
Public Buildings Service 2 $95,662.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $118,840.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $98,282.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $71,219.00
Departmental Administration 1 $136,114.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $103,204.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $73,989.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $150,402.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $103,204.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $121,967.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $143,471.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $102,542.23. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $226,800 in 2007.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,383
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 578
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 177
ES - Senior Executive Service 148
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 60
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 60
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 50
ST - Scientific And Professional 32
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
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 13
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 13
SL - Senior Level Positions 10
SN - Senior Level System 9
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 9
EG - Consultant (other) 9
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 4
EE - Expert (other) 3
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
FC - Foreign Compensation 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a General Physical Scientist was $93,121. Since then, the average pay has increased to $120,784 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1301.

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