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Industrial Hygienist - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Industrial Hygienist"

How much does an Industrial Hygienist in the federal government get paid? $95,231.07* *Based on the 2016 average.

Industrial Hygienist was the 184th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 858 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hired the most employees titled Industrial Hygiene, with an average salary of $91,565.

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.

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 an Industrial Hygienist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 384 $91,564.71
Veterans Health Administration 211 $84,576.75
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 39 $98,747.54
Department of Energy 31 $114,563.10
Environmental Protection Agency 22 $111,587.18
Department of State 20 $119,201.90
Mine Safety and Health Administration 14 $103,573.86
Public Buildings Service 12 $108,762.58
Food and Drug Administration 11 $107,843.00
Social Security Administration 10 $98,854.60
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $108,034.38
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $77,672.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 6 $95,017.17
National Institute of Standards and Technology 6 $130,166.83
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $116,766.80
Federal Aviation Administration 5 $123,153.20
National Institutes of Health 5 $116,581.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $112,705.25
Geological Survey 4 $101,896.25
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $109,668.00
Federal Railroad Administration 4 $92,596.00
Ames Research Center 3 $136,867.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 3 $122,564.33
Internal Revenue Service 3 $130,840.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $107,975.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $113,592.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $107,899.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $100,302.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $145,251.00
Langley Research Center 2 $93,196.50
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $91,249.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $144,318.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $118,901.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $108,913.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $109,041.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 $109,489.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $125,244.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $145,162.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 1 $65,250.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $95,717.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $142,712.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $101,361.00
Government Printing Office 1 $85,238.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $106,835.00
National Park Service 1 $111,965.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $127,036.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $95,217.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $98,153.00
Indian Health Service 1 $109,781.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $118,018.00

Industrial Hygienist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Industrial Hygienist is $95,231.07. The highest paid Industrial Hygienist made $167,431 in 2016.

Common Industrial Hygienist Payscales

Payscale Number of Industrial Hygiene Employees
GS - General Schedule 829
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 11
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 7
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 5
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 3
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Industrial Hygienist was $77,469. Since then, the average pay has increased to $101,670 in 2020.

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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