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Metallurgist - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Metallurgist"

How much does a Metallurgist in the federal government get paid? $159,573.50* *Based on the 2022 average.

Metallurgist was the 495th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 12 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2022, the National Institute of Standards and Technology hired the most employees titled Metallurgy, with an average salary of $175,542.

Government Metallurgy jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Metallurgy 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

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 a Metallurgist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $175,542.00
U.S. Mint 4 $137,864.00
Department of Energy 1 $176,300.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 1 $155,687.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $153,729.00

Metallurgist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Metallurgist is $159,573.50. The highest paid Metallurgist made $203,700 in 2022.

Common Metallurgist Payscales

Payscale Number of Metallurgy Employees
GS - General Schedule 6
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 4
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 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
Occupation Family: 1300 PHYSICAL SCIENCES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Metallurgy 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
Vocational RehabilitationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Passport and Visa ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Labor Management Relations ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
GeographyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
SociologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Metallurgy Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Metallurgist was $112,417. Since then, the average pay has increased to $159,574 in 2022.

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 1321.

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