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General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $109,636.87* *Based on the 2009 average.
5,944 EMPLOYEES
$651.13M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 50th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 5,944 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $103,470.

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 2,471 $103,469.55
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 687 $115,334.53
Department of Energy 656 $119,342.68
Geological Survey 354 $99,546.21
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 214 $126,486.09
National Institute of Standards and Technology 172 $114,082.49
Goddard Space Flight Center 150 $132,434.79
Forest Service 125 $86,353.95
Federal Bureau of Investigation 99 $85,775.33
Langley Research Center 77 $124,240.40
National Science Foundation 71 $157,025.90
Ames Research Center 68 $144,789.96
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 67 $103,511.28
Headquarters, Nasa 59 $151,504.03
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 59 $129,943.44
Bureau of Land Management 54 $86,581.57
National Park Service 52 $75,790.10
Department of State 45 $114,815.16
Bureau of Reclamation 42 $83,048.79
Agricultural Research Service 37 $89,949.78
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 33 $108,377.64
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 28 $98,351.07
Ous for Science and Technology 27 $145,578.26
U.S. Coast Guard 23 $103,481.91
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 20 $136,905.20
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 19 $125,246.95
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 18 $98,557.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 17 $76,791.88
U.S. Secret Service 13 $91,472.08
Office of Justice Programs 13 $102,113.54
Mine Safety and Health Administration 12 $88,541.92
Food and Drug Administration 12 $110,614.17
Indian Affairs 11 $103,547.09
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $113,448.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 8 $114,753.50
National Institutes of Health 8 $140,745.25
Natural Resources Conservation Service 8 $98,447.38
Federal Emergency Management Agency 7 $101,014.14
Federal Aviation Administration 7 $158,262.71
Veterans Health Administration 7 $96,819.43
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $131,078.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $133,226.83
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $93,534.80
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $71,246.80
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 4 $121,403.75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $88,481.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 4 $96,678.25
National Gallery of Art 4 $103,910.50
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 4 $120,695.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $128,386.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 3 $128,228.33
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $56,985.67
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $104,211.67
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3 $107,816.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $108,743.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $114,265.00
Public Buildings Service 2 $92,498.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $111,211.00
Office of the Chief Economist 2 $100,933.00
Agency for International Development 2 $152,112.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $84,241.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $162,675.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $116,419.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $140,969.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $138,641.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $110,000.00
Government Printing Office 1 $121,580.00
Departmental Administration 1 $153,200.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $153,200.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $111,209.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $120,830.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $153,200.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $86,927.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $50,408.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $162,900.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $109,636.87. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $229,398 in 2009.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,602
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 619
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 191
ES - Senior Executive Service 149
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 67
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 62
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 44
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 34
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 30
ST - Scientific And Professional 30
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 15
SL - Senior Level Positions 14
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 13
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 13
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 13
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 12
EG - Consultant (other) 10
SN - Senior Level System 9
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 6
EE - Expert (other) 3
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 2
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 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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