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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.

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 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
Mine Safety and Health Administration 11 $105,233.27
Food and Drug Administration 11 $111,444.64
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
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $141,864.40
Citizenship and Immigration Services 5 $122,424.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 4 $118,957.75
Geological Survey 4 $94,846.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $113,269.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $100,569.25
Federal Aviation Administration 4 $130,270.25
Federal Railroad Administration 4 $96,630.75
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 3 $153,147.33
Ames Research Center 3 $144,142.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $112,595.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $113,754.50
Internal Revenue Service 2 $128,165.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $112,432.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $119,576.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $96,024.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $111,616.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $123,195.00
National Park Service 2 $113,873.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $148,163.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $102,246.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 $112,131.50
Langley Research Center 2 $95,334.50
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
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
U.S. Secret Service 1 $103,116.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $101,116.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $153,730.00

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: $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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