Horticulturalist - Federal Salaries of 2022
Pay Rates for "Horticulturalist"How much does a Horticulturalist in the federal government get paid? $95,871.79* *Based on the 2022 average.
Horticulturalist was the 366th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 120 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2022, the Agricultural Research Service hired the most employees titled Horticulture, with an average salary of $106,170.
Government Horticulture jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Horticulture 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 Horticulturalist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Agricultural Research Service||43||$106,169.95|
|Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust)||33||$91,541.85|
|National Park Service||13||$88,196.62|
|National Gallery of Art||7||$105,883.57|
|Food and Drug Administration||2||$107,097.00|
|Natural Resources Conservation Service||2||$137,231.00|
|Public Buildings Service||2||$101,813.00|
|Bureau of Land Management||1||$72,834.00|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||1||$94,932.00|
|Department of State||1||$117,505.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||1||$71,146.00|
Horticulturalist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Horticulturalist is $95,871.79. The highest paid Horticulturalist made $185,400 in 2022.
Common Horticulturalist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Horticulture Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||118|
|RA - Department Of Agriculture Positions In The Senior Scientific Research Service||1|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0400 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Horticulture 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|
|Medical Supply Aide and Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Patent Classifying||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Laundry Operations Services||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Closed Microphone Reporting||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Petroleum Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average Horticulture Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022
In 2004, the average pay for a Horticulturalist was $69,827. Since then, the average pay has increased to $95,872 in 2022.
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