Health Physicist - Federal Salaries of 2017
Pay Rates for "Health Physicist"How much does a Health Physicist in the federal government get paid? $120,350.15* *Based on the 2017 average.
Health Physicist was the 251st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 410 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2017, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission hired the most employees titled Health Physics, with an average salary of $128,185.
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 $120,350.15. The highest paid Health Physicist made $172,100 in 2017.
Common Health Physicist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Health Physics Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||208|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||150|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||20|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||7|
|EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only||5|
|NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific||4|
|SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec||3|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||2|
|RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only.||2|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||1|
|SN - Senior Level System||1|
|EG - Consultant (other)||1|
|EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service||1|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||1|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||1|
|EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc||1|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||1|
|RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only.||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$136,659.00 / 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|
|Aerospace Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Land Law Examining||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Quality Assurance||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Education Program||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Paralegal Specialist||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Health Physics Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017
In 2004, the average pay for a Health Physicist was $94,844. Since then, the average pay has increased to $120,350 in 2017.
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