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General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $113,568.59* *Based on the 2012 average.
5,910 EMPLOYEES
$667.9M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 53rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 5,910 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $108,651.

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 2,352 $108,650.60
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 709 $118,923.61
Department of Energy 618 $124,414.13
Geological Survey 381 $98,147.73
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 204 $132,767.10
National Institute of Standards and Technology 159 $123,835.12
Goddard Space Flight Center 148 $134,059.97
Forest Service 139 $88,593.80
Federal Bureau of Investigation 136 $94,649.60
National Science Foundation 82 $152,515.59
Langley Research Center 76 $123,987.45
Ames Research Center 73 $147,193.66
Agricultural Research Service 71 $90,612.94
Headquarters, Nasa 65 $153,846.31
Bureau of Land Management 60 $86,026.85
National Park Service 60 $81,489.22
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 58 $105,247.98
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 51 $135,728.69
Bureau of Reclamation 41 $86,438.29
Department of State 38 $127,139.97
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 24 $106,797.46
Ous for Science and Technology 24 $142,763.38
U.S. Coast Guard 23 $111,718.13
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 23 $97,036.09
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 20 $133,180.35
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 19 $140,568.11
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 19 $99,532.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 17 $75,125.88
Office of Justice Programs 15 $116,491.27
U.S. Secret Service 13 $113,189.15
Mine Safety and Health Administration 13 $96,406.85
National Institutes of Health 11 $112,545.91
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $116,314.40
Federal Aviation Administration 10 $141,444.60
Food and Drug Administration 9 $112,027.56
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $112,823.22
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 8 $92,149.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 8 $84,934.25
Indian Affairs 7 $89,412.29
Natural Resources Conservation Service 7 $97,229.43
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 7 $119,950.71
National Protection and Programs Directorate 6 $106,816.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 6 $102,684.33
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 6 $138,085.50
National Gallery of Art 6 $112,352.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $134,325.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 5 $134,656.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 4 $111,191.50
Agency for International Development 4 $126,906.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 4 $84,180.25
John F. Kennedy Space Center 4 $107,949.50
Veterans Health Administration 4 $97,686.50
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $129,289.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $61,913.33
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 3 $119,571.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 2 $97,564.50
Government Printing Office 2 $115,701.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $155,500.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $117,335.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 2 $95,682.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $121,389.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $116,562.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $155,500.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $112,804.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $81,823.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $103,475.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $116,039.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $159,743.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $172,436.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $158,000.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $126,251.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $148,510.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $108,717.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $136,134.00
Departmental Administration 1 $155,500.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $150,110.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $119,249.00
Presidio Trust 1 $146,860.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $113,568.59. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $230,700 in 2012.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,563
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 607
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 184
ES - Senior Executive Service 145
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 78
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 71
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 37
ST - Scientific And Professional 30
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 25
ZZ - Nonapplicable 24
SL - Senior Level Positions 24
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 21
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 20
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 17
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 10
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 9
SN - Senior Level System 9
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 9
EG - Consultant (other) 4
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 4
EE - Expert (other) 3
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 3
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 3
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1
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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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