Pharmacologist - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Pharmacologist"How much does a Pharmacologist in the federal government get paid? $147,439.24* *Based on the 2021 average.
Pharmacologist was the 199th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 693 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Food and Drug Administration hired the most employees titled Pharmacology, with an average salary of $147,360.
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||614||$147,360.34|
|National Institutes of Health||51||$158,363.67|
|Environmental Protection Agency||9||$115,089.75|
|Veterans Health Administration||8||$136,173.75|
|Drug Enforcement Administration||5||$139,682.80|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||2||$103,368.50|
|Consumer Product Safety Commission||2||$131,341.50|
|Federal Aviation Administration||1||$152,170.00|
|Agricultural Research Service||1||$141,886.00|
Pharmacologist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Pharmacologist is $147,439.24. The highest paid Pharmacologist made $312,912 in 2021.
Common Pharmacologist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Pharmacology Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||384|
|RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment||171|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||83|
|RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose||24|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||18|
|RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service||5|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109)||4|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||2|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||1|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||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:||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|
|Biological Science Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Health System Administration||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Financial Management||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Agricultural Engineering||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average Pharmacology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Pharmacologist was $97,272. Since then, the average pay has increased to $147,439 in 2021.
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