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Industrial Hygienist - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Industrial Hygienist"

How much does an Industrial Hygienist in the federal government get paid? $87,970.42* *Based on the 2008 average.

Industrial Hygienist was the 176th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 865 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hired the most employees titled Industrial Hygiene, with an average salary of $85,913.

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 423 $85,913.30
Veterans Health Administration 182 $77,103.40
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 46 $91,232.35
Department of Energy 32 $111,700.81
Environmental Protection Agency 29 $96,669.07
Public Buildings Service 16 $90,784.88
Mine Safety and Health Administration 15 $87,320.20
Food and Drug Administration 14 $102,270.50
Department of State 12 $107,784.25
Social Security Administration 10 $84,495.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $102,060.75
U.S. Coast Guard 8 $90,587.63
National Institutes of Health 6 $92,511.83
Federal Aviation Administration 5 $109,784.80
Bureau of Reclamation 5 $89,598.80
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $99,568.60
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $93,582.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3 $101,514.33
Internal Revenue Service 3 $111,571.33
Science and Technology Directorate 3 $114,965.00
Customs and Border Protection 3 $96,941.67
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $108,748.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $84,598.00
Employment Standards Administration 3 $106,086.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $95,657.50
Geological Survey 2 $99,674.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $106,521.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $107,454.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $121,556.00
Ames Research Center 2 $149,434.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 2 $113,403.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $120,521.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $101,895.00
Langley Research Center 1 $108,577.00
Departmental Administration 1 $117,639.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $99,135.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 1 $95,075.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $99,123.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $91,364.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $123,859.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $119,161.00

Industrial Hygienist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Industrial Hygienist is $87,970.42. The highest paid Industrial Hygienist made $233,161 in 2008.

Common Industrial Hygienist Payscales

Payscale Number of Industrial Hygiene Employees
GS - General Schedule 829
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 14
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 7
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 4
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 4
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 4
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 1
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 1
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for an Industrial Hygienist was $77,469. Since then, the average pay has increased to $103,395 in 2021.

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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