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Industrial Hygienist - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Industrial Hygienist"

How much does an Industrial Hygienist in the federal government get paid? $97,144.51* *Based on the 2017 average.

Industrial Hygienist was the 186th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 838 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hired the most employees titled Industrial Hygiene, with an average salary of $93,672.

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 372 $93,671.56
Veterans Health Administration 213 $86,185.55
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 41 $99,695.98
Department of Energy 26 $118,141.96
Environmental Protection Agency 22 $116,231.73
Department of State 18 $126,653.39
Public Buildings Service 12 $109,470.75
Food and Drug Administration 11 $111,444.64
Mine Safety and Health Administration 11 $105,233.27
Social Security Administration 9 $99,281.22
National Institutes of Health 8 $100,728.38
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $118,400.71
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $79,537.83
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $99,712.50
Citizenship and Immigration Services 5 $122,424.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $141,864.40
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $100,569.25
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $118,957.75
Geological Survey 4 $94,846.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $113,269.00
Federal Aviation Administration 4 $130,270.25
Federal Railroad Administration 4 $96,630.75
Ames Research Center 3 $144,142.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $153,147.33
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $111,616.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 $112,131.50
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $148,163.00
National Park Service 2 $113,873.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $128,165.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $113,754.50
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $96,024.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $112,595.50
Langley Research Center 2 $95,334.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $119,576.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $112,432.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $102,246.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $123,195.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $128,073.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $99,921.00
Government Printing Office 1 $90,475.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $120,858.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $124,143.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $101,116.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $103,116.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $153,730.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $107,885.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 1 $66,535.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $103,639.00

Industrial Hygienist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Industrial Hygienist is $97,144.51. The highest paid Industrial Hygienist made $168,231 in 2017.

Common Industrial Hygienist Payscales

Payscale Number of Industrial Hygiene Employees
GS - General Schedule 811
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 12
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 6
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 4
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 2
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 2
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 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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