General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $114,541.12* *Based on the 2013 average.
5,712 EMPLOYEES
$651.4M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 53rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 5,712 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $109,340.

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 2,252 $109,339.98
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 674 $120,641.85
Department of Energy 599 $124,658.97
Geological Survey 370 $98,899.32
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 184 $133,613.49
Goddard Space Flight Center 153 $134,028.53
National Institute of Standards and Technology 144 $132,343.42
Federal Bureau of Investigation 136 $97,910.49
Forest Service 133 $89,881.70
National Science Foundation 86 $154,313.28
Langley Research Center 83 $123,395.84
Ames Research Center 75 $146,921.79
Headquarters, Nasa 67 $155,107.45
Agricultural Research Service 65 $93,277.20
Bureau of Land Management 63 $82,934.70
National Park Service 63 $81,954.13
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 56 $106,433.84
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 51 $135,927.98
Bureau of Reclamation 42 $87,033.64
Department of State 36 $128,773.69
Ous for Science and Technology 25 $136,702.92
U.S. Coast Guard 25 $108,922.48
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 24 $105,585.54
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 21 $129,260.38
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 21 $100,886.76
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 18 $139,353.61
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 18 $101,275.89
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 16 $73,841.19
Office of Justice Programs 14 $116,232.36
U.S. Secret Service 12 $117,336.67
Federal Emergency Management Agency 12 $106,503.92
Mine Safety and Health Administration 12 $96,027.75
Federal Aviation Administration 11 $139,756.55
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $117,600.10
Food and Drug Administration 10 $113,850.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 9 $92,587.78
National Institutes of Health 8 $133,668.25
Indian Affairs 8 $90,399.88
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 8 $87,131.13
Natural Resources Conservation Service 7 $98,421.57
National Gallery of Art 6 $112,293.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 6 $119,084.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 6 $97,882.17
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $117,687.60
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $136,552.60
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $76,482.40
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 4 $140,418.50
Veterans Health Administration 4 $98,399.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 3 $97,439.33
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 3 $117,945.33
Agency for International Development 3 $122,388.33
Agricultural Marketing Service 3 $83,070.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $131,333.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $133,884.33
Government Printing Office 2 $117,185.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $155,500.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $91,368.50
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 2 $122,744.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $112,224.50
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 2 $96,555.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $122,750.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $116,562.00
Presidio Trust 1 $147,360.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $126,251.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $112,804.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $136,134.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $105,377.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $112,224.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $154,670.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $127,652.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $155,500.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $84,550.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $115,742.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $160,391.00
Departmental Administration 1 $155,500.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $172,436.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $152,635.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $158,000.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $114,541.12. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $230,700 in 2013.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,446
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 576
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 165
ES - Senior Executive Service 137
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 73
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 67
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 34
ST - Scientific And Professional 32
SL - Senior Level Positions 22
ZZ - Nonapplicable 20
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 20
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 20
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 17
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 14
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 13
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 11
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 8
SN - Senior Level System 8
EE - Expert (other) 5
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
AJ - Administrative Judges 2
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 2
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1
EG - Consultant (other) 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 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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