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General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $112,102.47* *Based on the 2010 average.
6,072 EMPLOYEES
$677.1M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 50th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 6,072 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $106,123.

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 2,474 $106,122.53
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 698 $118,372.65
Department of Energy 664 $122,299.30
Geological Survey 362 $100,825.96
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 218 $130,113.61
National Institute of Standards and Technology 165 $119,925.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 144 $133,170.50
Forest Service 136 $88,288.67
Federal Bureau of Investigation 122 $86,035.87
Langley Research Center 81 $124,116.12
National Science Foundation 80 $157,518.44
Ames Research Center 70 $148,843.93
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 69 $102,853.78
Bureau of Land Management 62 $88,706.97
Agricultural Research Service 60 $90,804.05
Headquarters, Nasa 59 $154,706.92
National Park Service 58 $77,774.64
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 58 $132,119.91
Department of State 48 $115,528.24
Bureau of Reclamation 40 $86,870.88
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 32 $108,037.69
Ous for Science and Technology 32 $139,353.06
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 28 $100,321.61
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 26 $139,433.50
U.S. Coast Guard 22 $107,654.27
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 21 $128,294.76
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 19 $76,181.53
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 18 $103,087.11
Office of Justice Programs 17 $110,993.59
U.S. Secret Service 13 $98,451.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 13 $93,050.69
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $112,165.18
Food and Drug Administration 11 $112,925.82
Indian Affairs 9 $103,890.22
Natural Resources Conservation Service 9 $98,644.78
Federal Aviation Administration 8 $156,705.88
Federal Emergency Management Agency 7 $110,053.86
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $117,077.29
Veterans Health Administration 7 $94,104.00
National Institutes of Health 6 $159,422.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $136,549.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $134,250.83
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 5 $120,248.20
National Gallery of Art 5 $104,905.60
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 5 $99,196.20
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $95,840.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 4 $103,127.75
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $83,317.75
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 4 $124,595.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $128,620.75
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 4 $134,691.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $60,483.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $108,224.67
Agency for International Development 3 $137,782.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $112,551.50
Government Printing Office 2 $108,458.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 2 $77,750.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $119,385.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $116,562.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $148,510.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $127,883.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $148,510.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $92,001.00
Departmental Administration 1 $158,500.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $116,555.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $155,500.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $62,467.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $112,235.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1 $85,593.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $55,354.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $114,186.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $172,436.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $99,673.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $158,000.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $173,990.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $122,744.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $155,500.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $112,102.47. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $230,700 in 2010.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,664
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 631
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 193
ES - Senior Executive Service 144
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 73
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 69
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 46
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 34
ST - Scientific And Professional 29
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 28
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 28
ZZ - Nonapplicable 22
SL - Senior Level Positions 20
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 13
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 12
EG - Consultant (other) 11
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 11
SN - Senior Level System 10
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 10
EE - Expert (other) 9
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 7
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 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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