Health Physicist - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Health Physicist"How much does a Health Physicist in the federal government get paid? $128,168.27* *Based on the 2021 average.
Health Physicist was the 257th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 392 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission hired the most employees titled Health Physics, with an average salary of $136,646.
Government Health Physics jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Health Physics 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.
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 Health Physicist
Health Physicist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Health Physicist is $128,168.27. The highest paid Health Physicist made $187,710 in 2021.
Common Health Physicist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Health Physics Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||213|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||134|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||19|
|EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only||4|
|NN - Employees In The National Nuclear Security Administration's Engineering And Scientific Career Path||3|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||3|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||3|
|SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives||3|
|RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment||2|
|RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose||1|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||1|
|EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service||1|
|SN - Senior Level System||1|
|EG - Consultant (other)||1|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||1|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||1|
|GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / 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 Health Physics 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|
|Computer Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|General Legal and Kindred Administration||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Agricultural Commodity Grading||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Training Instruction||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Paralegal Specialist||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Health Physics Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Health Physicist was $94,844. Since then, the average pay has increased to $128,168 in 2021.
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