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General Physical Scientist - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "General Physical Scientist"

How much does a General Physical Scientist in the federal government get paid? $118,403.52* *Based on the 2016 average.
5,511 EMPLOYEES
$650.04M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

General Physical Scientist was the 52nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 5,511 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled General Physical Science, with an average salary of $113,421.

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 2,109 $113,421.20
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 700 $124,217.88
Department of Energy 575 $127,694.34
Geological Survey 393 $98,918.76
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 159 $139,486.13
National Institute of Standards and Technology 146 $138,603.83
Federal Bureau of Investigation 135 $108,549.96
Goddard Space Flight Center 134 $140,141.21
Forest Service 127 $91,258.43
National Science Foundation 102 $154,820.90
Langley Research Center 80 $131,426.96
Headquarters, Nasa 71 $159,415.94
Ames Research Center 68 $150,322.38
Agricultural Research Service 63 $100,936.83
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 57 $104,163.91
National Park Service 56 $83,691.95
Bureau of Land Management 50 $89,648.86
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 45 $141,923.89
Bureau of Reclamation 40 $91,738.10
Department of State 27 $135,040.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 25 $98,179.16
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 22 $93,934.64
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 21 $128,921.29
Science and Technology Directorate 20 $146,363.55
Customs and Border Protection 20 $104,942.75
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 19 $114,094.95
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 15 $74,658.33
Office of Justice Programs 14 $122,189.43
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 14 $142,583.14
National Institutes of Health 14 $131,287.57
Food and Drug Administration 13 $108,872.38
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 12 $99,688.27
Federal Aviation Administration 11 $157,288.36
Federal Emergency Management Agency 11 $110,492.55
Mine Safety and Health Administration 10 $101,772.90
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $124,452.80
Indian Affairs 9 $93,233.33
U.S. Agency for International Development 8 $139,353.63
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 8 $108,722.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 8 $125,829.38
National Protection and Programs Directorate 7 $97,044.71
Natural Resources Conservation Service 7 $103,534.14
Office of Secretary of Transportation 7 $107,331.14
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $92,347.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $144,084.17
U.S. Secret Service 6 $130,748.50
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 5 $89,939.40
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 4 $121,863.25
Veterans Health Administration 4 $95,175.75
National Gallery of Art 4 $120,175.75
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 4 $134,355.25
Internal Revenue Service 3 $114,373.33
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $140,254.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $141,223.33
Government Printing Office 2 $126,932.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $65,674.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 2 $158,441.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $134,579.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $160,300.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $169,500.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $120,594.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $161,100.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $123,406.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $158,625.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $134,296.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $71,012.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $119,947.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $92,889.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $182,136.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $112,465.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $160,300.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $96,154.00

General Physical Scientist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a General Physical Scientist is $118,403.52. The highest paid General Physical Scientist made $249,885 in 2016.

Common General Physical Scientist Payscales

Payscale Number of General Physical Science Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,276
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 593
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 143
ES - Senior Executive Service 135
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 75
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 47
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 44
ST - Scientific And Professional 31
SL - Senior Level Positions 27
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 20
ZZ - Nonapplicable 15
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 14
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 11
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 10
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 9
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 9
SN - Senior Level System 6
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 4
ET - Pro Dir Of The Adv Res Prj Ag-en 3
EG - Consultant (other) 3
EE - Expert (other) 2
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
ZA - Administrative 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 2
FO - Foreign Service Officers 2
EX - Executive Pay 2
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 1
EV - Faa Executive Compensation Plan 1
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 1
ER - Scientific Engr Pr Per Of Adv Res Pr Ag 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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
Visual InformationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
General TelecommunicationClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
BotanyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Electrical EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Biological Science TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average General Physical Science Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a General Physical Scientist was $93,121. Since then, the average pay has increased to $125,779 in 2019.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1301.

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