Health Physicist - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Health Physicist"

How much does a Health Physicist in the federal government get paid? $117,849.55* *Based on the 2016 average.

Health Physicist was the 251st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 418 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission hired the most employees titled Health Physics, with an average salary of $124,506.

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.

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 Health Physicist

Health Physicist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Health Physicist is $117,849.55. The highest paid Health Physicist made $171,009 in 2016.

Common Health Physicist Payscales

Payscale Number of Health Physics Employees
GS - General Schedule 212
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 160
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 18
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 4
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 3
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 2
SN - Senior Level System 2
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 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 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 EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Land Law ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Quality AssuranceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Education ProgramProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Paralegal SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-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.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1306.

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