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.
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
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:||$32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$138,572.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0600 MEDICAL, HOSPITAL, DENTAL, AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP|
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|
|Correspondence Clerk||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Mining Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Speech Pathology and Audiology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Financial Analysis||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Visual Information||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Industrial Hygiene Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for an Industrial Hygienist was $77,469. Since then, the average pay has increased to $96,973 in 2018.
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