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Industrial Hygienist - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Industrial Hygienist"

How much does an Industrial Hygienist in the federal government get paid? $105,723.20* *Based on the 2022 average.

Industrial Hygienist was the 181st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 834 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2022, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hired the most employees titled Industrial Hygiene, with an average salary of $99,615.

Government Industrial Hygiene jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Industrial Hygiene 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

This occupation includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to advise on, administer, supervise, manage, or perform professional and scientific work in industrial hygiene, including the identification and evaluation of conditions affecting the health and efficiency of employees, or the citizens of the adjacent community, the formulation and recommendation of measures to eliminate or control occupational health hazards, and the promotion of occupational health programs for instructing and motivating managers and employees in the prevention as well as correction of potential health hazards.

Agencies that have hired an Industrial Hygienist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 364 $99,615.49
Veterans Health Administration 198 $94,132.61
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 39 $106,939.10
Department of Energy 29 $129,243.27
Environmental Protection Agency 27 $119,869.19
Department of State 18 $136,283.89
Public Buildings Service 15 $126,662.53
Food and Drug Administration 14 $123,170.21
Social Security Administration 12 $112,298.00
National Institutes of Health 11 $118,013.27
Federal Aviation Administration 10 $141,870.10
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $94,736.29
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $116,733.86
Mine Safety and Health Administration 6 $113,929.17
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 6 $139,833.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 5 $137,228.40
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $164,932.80
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $103,030.25
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $151,914.33
Geological Survey 4 $112,160.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $128,537.25
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $133,141.75
Customs and Border Protection 3 $0.00
Ames Research Center 3 $166,837.67
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 3 $101,835.33
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $138,674.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $113,843.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $141,294.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $129,111.00
Langley Research Center 2 $111,495.00
National Park Service 2 $105,417.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $161,099.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $111,878.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $110,384.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $116,050.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $158,639.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $126,597.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $126,233.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $110,384.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $128,187.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $173,232.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $143,141.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $116,788.00
Government Printing Office 1 $108,303.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $117,505.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $107,955.00
U.S. Marshals Service 1 $124,626.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $124,626.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $106,823.00

Industrial Hygienist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Industrial Hygienist is $105,723.20. The highest paid Industrial Hygienist made $177,800 in 2022.

Common Industrial Hygienist Payscales

Payscale Number of Industrial Hygiene Employees
GS - General Schedule 798
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 11
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 10
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 6
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 4
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 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

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Industrial Hygiene 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
Equal Opportunity ComplianceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Nuclear EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Manual Arts TherapistProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Commissary ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Exhibits SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Industrial Hygiene Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for an Industrial Hygienist was $77,469. Since then, the average pay has increased to $105,723 in 2022.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0690.

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