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Industrial Hygienist - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Industrial Hygienist"

How much does an Industrial Hygienist in the federal government get paid? $100,706.29* *Based on the 2019 average.
791 EMPLOYEES
$78.45M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Industrial Hygienist was the 199th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 791 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hired the most employees titled Industrial Hygiene, with an average salary of $96,445.

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 355 $96,445.46
Veterans Health Administration 194 $89,302.32
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 39 $105,918.15
Department of Energy 26 $120,289.60
Environmental Protection Agency 21 $117,267.43
Department of State 19 $131,855.21
Public Buildings Service 13 $108,562.54
Food and Drug Administration 11 $114,299.09
Social Security Administration 10 $108,344.50
National Institutes of Health 8 $109,407.25
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $126,026.29
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $112,159.29
Mine Safety and Health Administration 7 $116,458.86
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $83,023.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $149,723.20
Federal Aviation Administration 5 $132,852.40
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 5 $109,668.60
Citizenship and Immigration Services 5 $126,699.80
Federal Bureau of Investigation 5 $139,933.67
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $119,899.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $115,037.33
Geological Survey 3 $92,837.33
Ames Research Center 3 $151,597.33
Langley Research Center 2 $105,652.00
Internal Revenue Service 2 $143,951.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $122,309.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $129,086.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $0.00
National Park Service 2 $119,453.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $127,919.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $105,890.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $136,806.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $166,500.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $126,418.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $115,699.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $129,282.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 1 $109,088.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $166,500.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $128,920.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $160,822.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $94,024.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $107,541.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $62,780.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $108,422.00
Government Printing Office 1 $94,520.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $71,104.00

Industrial Hygienist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Industrial Hygienist is $100,706.29. The highest paid Industrial Hygienist made $166,500 in 2019.

Common Industrial Hygienist Payscales

Payscale Number of Industrial Hygiene Employees
GS - General Schedule 765
RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment 9
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 5
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 4
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 4
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
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
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
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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Industrial Hygienist was $77,469. Since then, the average pay has increased to $100,706 in 2019.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0690.

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