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General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $112,896.96* *Based on the 2011 average.
6,036 EMPLOYEES
$678.28M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 50th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 6,036 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $107,185.

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 2,423 $107,185.43
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 708 $118,956.43
Department of Energy 655 $123,297.55
Geological Survey 385 $100,112.91
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 209 $131,955.13
Forest Service 150 $89,870.17
National Institute of Standards and Technology 150 $126,753.07
Goddard Space Flight Center 147 $133,664.80
Federal Bureau of Investigation 132 $89,726.70
National Science Foundation 82 $156,981.06
Langley Research Center 75 $124,908.07
Headquarters, Nasa 69 $153,795.93
Ames Research Center 69 $148,155.51
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 65 $101,479.78
Agricultural Research Service 64 $90,828.48
Bureau of Land Management 61 $85,131.39
National Park Service 59 $80,961.90
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 54 $136,433.15
Department of State 44 $120,712.47
Bureau of Reclamation 43 $86,293.67
Ous for Science and Technology 30 $143,340.03
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 30 $103,381.90
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 27 $105,667.11
U.S. Coast Guard 25 $109,399.28
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 21 $99,808.90
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 19 $131,486.53
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 17 $72,712.94
Office of Justice Programs 16 $115,147.38
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 14 $148,234.93
Mine Safety and Health Administration 13 $95,260.15
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 11 $113,903.18
U.S. Secret Service 11 $106,456.09
Food and Drug Administration 10 $111,923.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $109,276.56
Natural Resources Conservation Service 8 $99,568.38
National Institutes of Health 8 $134,009.63
National Protection and Programs Directorate 7 $105,003.43
Drug Enforcement Administration 7 $132,484.43
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 7 $79,655.86
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 7 $125,927.57
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $117,550.14
Federal Aviation Administration 6 $134,284.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 6 $103,482.50
Indian Affairs 6 $103,586.33
National Gallery of Art 6 $109,673.83
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $112,325.60
John F. Kennedy Space Center 4 $107,192.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 4 $136,488.25
Veterans Health Administration 4 $96,533.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $85,880.75
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $126,451.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $60,892.33
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 3 $122,741.67
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 3 $119,568.67
Agency for International Development 2 $133,358.50
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 2 $87,264.50
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 2 $89,104.50
Government Printing Office 2 $112,005.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $117,335.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $119,524.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $116,562.00
Departmental Administration 1 $155,500.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $111,947.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $116,027.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $103,595.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $155,500.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $157,743.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $74,872.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $114,542.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $55,354.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $172,436.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $158,000.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $105,211.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $122,744.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $155,500.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $148,510.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $132,009.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $150,110.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $112,896.96. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $242,595 in 2011.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,682
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 608
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 188
ES - Senior Executive Service 145
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 77
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 72
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 41
ST - Scientific And Professional 29
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 28
SL - Senior Level Positions 23
ZZ - Nonapplicable 22
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 20
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 20
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 16
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 15
SN - Senior Level System 9
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 9
EG - Consultant (other) 6
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 6
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 6
EE - Expert (other) 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 2
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1
ZA - Administrative 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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