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General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $116,619.12* *Based on the 2014 average.
5,479 EMPLOYEES
$636.62M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 71st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 5,479 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $112,488.

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 2,108 $112,488.05
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 673 $122,163.96
Department of Energy 563 $125,951.70
Geological Survey 369 $98,312.01
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 178 $135,443.63
National Institute of Standards and Technology 147 $133,519.04
Goddard Space Flight Center 140 $135,756.24
Federal Bureau of Investigation 130 $103,495.11
Forest Service 129 $90,603.35
Langley Research Center 85 $124,731.41
National Science Foundation 83 $157,359.75
Ames Research Center 77 $148,096.10
National Park Service 69 $83,931.20
Headquarters, Nasa 66 $158,142.48
Agricultural Research Service 60 $96,973.51
Bureau of Land Management 58 $85,001.24
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 54 $105,403.07
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 48 $135,817.38
Bureau of Reclamation 40 $87,992.08
Department of State 29 $127,521.14
U.S. Coast Guard 25 $111,919.44
Ous for Science and Technology 24 $135,475.29
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 22 $103,270.73
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 21 $100,143.62
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 21 $132,519.19
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 19 $102,179.47
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 19 $70,713.32
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 18 $142,984.17
Office of Justice Programs 13 $118,052.46
Mine Safety and Health Administration 13 $93,029.38
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 11 $97,164.55
Federal Aviation Administration 11 $145,888.27
Food and Drug Administration 10 $116,657.90
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $122,517.44
National Institutes of Health 9 $146,590.89
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 8 $98,030.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 8 $117,121.13
Indian Affairs 8 $93,086.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 7 $77,228.00
U.S. Secret Service 7 $128,980.43
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 7 $90,058.29
Natural Resources Conservation Service 6 $96,461.67
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 6 $121,710.17
National Gallery of Art 5 $111,064.20
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $121,874.40
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $139,467.20
Veterans Health Administration 4 $100,660.25
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 4 $116,865.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 4 $88,306.00
Agency for International Development 4 $120,775.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 3 $145,632.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $132,877.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $136,348.67
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 2 $97,521.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $117,729.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $63,038.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $111,171.50
Government Printing Office 2 $121,670.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $95,217.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $128,814.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $106,432.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $157,100.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 1 $127,512.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $85,396.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $156,217.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $117,590.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $165,203.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $172,436.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $157,100.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $163,530.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $141,660.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $127,512.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $116,887.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $155,330.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $127,512.00
Presidio Trust 1 $296,797.00
Departmental Administration 1 $157,100.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $117,185.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $116,619.12. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $296,797 in 2014.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,248
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 584
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 162
ES - Senior Executive Service 130
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 66
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 58
ST - Scientific And Professional 31
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 26
SL - Senior Level Positions 21
ZZ - Nonapplicable 17
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 17
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 17
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 16
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 12
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 12
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 9
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 8
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 7
SN - Senior Level System 6
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 4
EE - Expert (other) 3
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
EG - Consultant (other) 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 2
EX - Executive Pay 2
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1
AJ - Administrative Judges 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 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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