Pharmacologist - Federal Salaries of 2017
Pay Rates for "Pharmacologist"How much does a Pharmacologist in the federal government get paid? $128,532.82* *Based on the 2017 average.
Pharmacologist was the 198th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 733 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration hired the most employees titled Pharmacology, with an average salary of $128,738.
Government Pharmacology jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Pharmacology 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.
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 Pharmacologist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Food and Drug Administration||620||$128,737.71|
|National Institutes of Health||73||$132,836.04|
|Environmental Protection Agency||19||$107,537.47|
|Veterans Health Administration||12||$130,632.91|
|Drug Enforcement Administration||4||$117,366.25|
|Consumer Product Safety Commission||3||$127,539.33|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||1||$85,816.00|
|Agricultural Research Service||1||$111,551.00|
Pharmacologist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Pharmacologist is $128,532.82. The highest paid Pharmacologist made $248,699 in 2017.
Common Pharmacologist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Pharmacology Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||461|
|RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only.||183|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||34|
|RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only.||30|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109||10|
|RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service||7|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||5|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||2|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$32,264.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$136,659.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0400 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Pharmacology 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|
|Physiology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Physical Therapist||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Financial Administration and Program||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Health Aid and Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Environmental Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average Pharmacology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017
In 2004, the average pay for a Pharmacologist was $97,272. Since then, the average pay has increased to $128,533 in 2017.
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