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Industrial Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Industrial Specialist"

How much does an Industrial Specialist in the federal government get paid? $128,970.95* *Based on the 2020 average.

Industrial Specialist was the 404th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 60 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the National Institute of Standards and Technology hired the most employees titled Industrial Specialist, with an average salary of $149,012.

Government Industrial Specialist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Industrial Specialist job is GS-4, 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 positions that require primarily a practical knowledge of the nature and operations of an industry or industries, and the materials, facilities and methods employed by the industry or industries in producing commodities. These positions involve the administration, supervision or performance of one or more of the following functions: (1) developing and carrying out plans for the expansion, conversion, integration or utilization of industrial production facilities, either to meet mobilization or strategic requirements or to strengthen the industrial economy; (2) furnishing technical information, assistance, and advice concerning facilities, machinery, methods, materials and standards for industrial production (which may include exploration, extraction, refining, manufacturing and processing operations); (3) developing and/or administering provisions or regulations covering such matters as materials allocation, tariffs, export-import control, etc.; (4) conducting surveys of industrial plants to evaluate capacity and potential for production of specific commodities; (5) planning, evaluating, and maintaining technical surveillance over Government production operations, either in contractor plants or in Government-operated plants; or (6) performing related functions which require essentially similar knowledge as the functions listed above.

Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.

Agencies that have hired an Industrial Specialist

Industrial Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Industrial Specialist is $128,970.95. The highest paid Industrial Specialist made $196,440 in 2020.

Common Industrial Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Industrial Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 29
ZA - Administrative 25
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 4
ES - Senior Executive Service 1
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Industrial Specialist jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Medical TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Property Disposal Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Editorial AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Inventory ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Marine CargoAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Industrial Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Industrial Specialist was $85,613. Since then, the average pay has increased to $128,971 in 2020.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 1150.

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