General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $117,718.74* *Based on the 2015 average.
5,429 EMPLOYEES
$636.74M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 52nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 5,429 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $113,441.

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 2,082 $113,440.76
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 699 $123,059.60
Department of Energy 560 $126,885.04
Geological Survey 376 $97,626.22
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 173 $137,879.62
National Institute of Standards and Technology 144 $136,002.94
Federal Bureau of Investigation 133 $106,520.81
Goddard Space Flight Center 130 $137,895.85
Forest Service 124 $91,351.57
National Science Foundation 92 $157,901.03
Langley Research Center 84 $126,779.87
Headquarters, Nasa 70 $158,352.97
Ames Research Center 67 $147,966.51
National Park Service 64 $83,414.78
Bureau of Land Management 56 $87,416.34
Agricultural Research Service 56 $100,322.54
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 52 $110,280.77
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 48 $138,940.08
Bureau of Reclamation 39 $91,349.03
Ous for Science and Technology 23 $144,659.57
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 23 $94,953.26
U.S. Coast Guard 22 $114,602.32
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 22 $130,365.45
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 20 $106,064.70
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 18 $107,602.61
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 17 $144,803.29
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 16 $67,847.50
National Institutes of Health 15 $124,069.67
Food and Drug Administration 13 $112,910.69
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 13 $102,980.62
Office of Justice Programs 13 $121,503.46
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 12 $99,239.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 12 $98,948.67
Federal Aviation Administration 11 $152,936.82
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $125,501.78
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $108,836.56
Indian Affairs 8 $94,369.13
Agency for International Development 7 $134,709.29
U.S. Secret Service 7 $132,715.71
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 7 $112,888.43
John F. Kennedy Space Center 7 $116,322.57
Office of Secretary of Transportation 7 $102,219.14
Natural Resources Conservation Service 7 $100,842.29
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $141,028.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $89,311.17
National Gallery of Art 5 $113,814.40
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $87,964.00
Veterans Health Administration 4 $93,233.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $111,823.33
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $136,358.67
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 3 $145,698.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $137,216.33
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 2 $143,342.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $123,661.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $64,645.00
Government Printing Office 2 $123,305.50
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $118,307.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $132,368.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 1 $183,300.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $133,677.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $132,368.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $158,700.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $118,069.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $86,250.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $156,779.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $118,069.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $118,360.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $173,463.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $107,495.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $138,871.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $158,700.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $91,814.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $117,718.74. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $240,300 in 2015.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,192
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 591
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 152
ES - Senior Executive Service 135
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 80
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 51
ST - Scientific And Professional 30
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 27
SL - Senior Level Positions 26
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 20
ZZ - Nonapplicable 17
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 12
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 11
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 11
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 10
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 9
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 7
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 7
SN - Senior Level System 6
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 5
EG - Consultant (other) 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
EE - Expert (other) 2
EX - Executive Pay 2
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 1
FO - Foreign Service Officers 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 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 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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