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Pharmacologist - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Pharmacologist"

How much does a Pharmacologist in the federal government get paid? $125,010.40* *Based on the 2016 average.

Pharmacologist was the 203rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 700 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration hired the most employees titled Pharmacology, with an average salary of $125,469.

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.

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 Pharmacologist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Food and Drug Administration 587 $125,468.91
National Institutes of Health 75 $125,968.41
Environmental Protection Agency 19 $106,971.28
Veterans Health Administration 13 $126,702.46
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $121,927.33
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $119,776.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $106,438.00

Pharmacologist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Pharmacologist is $125,010.40. The highest paid Pharmacologist made $275,000 in 2016.

Common Pharmacologist Payscales

Payscale Number of Pharmacology Employees
GS - General Schedule 412
RG - Code For Use By Hhs Only. 199
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 36
RF - Code Is For Use By Hhs Only. 28
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 12
RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service 7
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 3
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

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
PhysiologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Physical TherapistProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Financial Administration and ProgramAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Health Aid and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Environmental EngineeringProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-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.

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 0405.

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