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Health Physicist - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Health Physicist"

How much does a Health Physicist in the federal government get paid? $126,532.58* *Based on the 2020 average.

Health Physicist was the 256th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 407 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission hired the most employees titled Health Physics, with an average salary of $135,720.

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 $126,532.58. The highest paid Health Physicist made $182,243 in 2020.

Common Health Physicist Payscales

Payscale Number of Health Physics Employees
GS - General Schedule 224
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 136
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 19
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 5
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 5
NN - Employees In The National Nuclear Security Administration's Engineering And Scientific Career Path 3
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 3
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 3
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service 1
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
SN - Senior Level System 1
EG - Consultant (other) 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 EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
General Legal and Kindred AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Agricultural Commodity GradingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Training InstructionAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Paralegal SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-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.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1306.

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