General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $106,120.78* *Based on the 2008 average.
5,741 EMPLOYEES
$608.28M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 48th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 5,741 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $100,266.

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 2,414 $100,265.85
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 652 $110,509.55
Department of Energy 633 $115,855.51
Geological Survey 334 $96,819.13
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 213 $120,818.36
National Institute of Standards and Technology 148 $114,855.49
Goddard Space Flight Center 143 $130,648.38
Forest Service 125 $84,131.46
Federal Bureau of Investigation 88 $82,064.49
Langley Research Center 75 $120,142.05
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 71 $97,522.10
Ames Research Center 69 $138,787.81
National Science Foundation 67 $151,810.94
Headquarters, Nasa 60 $146,288.73
Bureau of Land Management 57 $84,580.37
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 52 $129,188.04
Department of State 49 $110,820.80
National Park Service 49 $75,268.96
Agricultural Research Service 37 $82,799.97
Bureau of Reclamation 37 $81,670.86
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 31 $104,324.55
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 30 $92,483.90
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 23 $119,639.74
Ous for Science and Technology 23 $140,784.29
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 18 $72,448.39
U.S. Coast Guard 16 $104,406.56
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 16 $92,596.19
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 14 $137,586.14
Food and Drug Administration 12 $107,573.83
Indian Affairs 11 $95,805.73
Office of Justice Programs 11 $97,282.82
Mine Safety and Health Administration 11 $83,990.82
U.S. Secret Service 11 $90,409.18
Natural Resources Conservation Service 9 $95,399.67
Veterans Health Administration 9 $91,592.78
Drug Enforcement Administration 7 $120,036.29
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $120,716.71
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $119,280.57
National Institutes of Health 7 $135,701.71
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $126,796.67
Federal Aviation Administration 6 $151,549.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 6 $96,271.83
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $89,015.40
John C. Stennis Space Center 5 $100,129.60
John F. Kennedy Space Center 4 $108,127.50
National Gallery of Art 4 $97,081.25
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 4 $112,216.25
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $122,836.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $83,686.75
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $83,213.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 3 $121,286.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $55,219.33
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 3 $128,067.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $125,742.67
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3 $103,146.67
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $110,984.00
Public Buildings Service 2 $99,313.00
Government Printing Office 2 $123,398.00
Departmental Administration 2 $128,299.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $103,705.50
Office of the Chief Economist 2 $94,715.50
Agency for International Development 2 $143,691.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $98,527.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $109,880.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $104,321.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $149,000.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $39,330.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $78,381.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $156,418.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $111,104.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $134,538.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $130,694.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $101,221.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $76,742.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $106,120.78. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $226,400 in 2008.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,444
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 568
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 184
ES - Senior Executive Service 154
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 63
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 57
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 50
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 40
ST - Scientific And Professional 32
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 28
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 18
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 16
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 13
EG - Consultant (other) 13
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 12
SL - Senior Level Positions 12
SN - Senior Level System 10
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 10
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 5
EE - Expert (other) 3
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
FC - Foreign Compensation 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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