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Physical Science Technician - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Physical Science Technician"

How much does a Physical Science Technician in the federal government get paid? $59,783.65* *Based on the 2018 average.

Physical Science Technician was the 203rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 685 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Agricultural Research Service hired the most employees titled Physical Science Technician, with an average salary of $49,852.

Government Physical Science Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Physical Science Technician job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. 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

Technical and Medical Support Positions encompass jobs that require specialized, practical knowledge and the ability to perform skilled tasked. However, these skills can often be learned on the job or through training when you are hired. In some cases, certifications are required to qualify. Additional education such as an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree will increase starting grade and lead to promotion. Typically promotions are given 1 grade at a time up to a maximum of GS-9.

Agencies that have hired a Physical Science Technician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Agricultural Research Service 188 $49,852.13
Geological Survey 116 $55,737.13
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 97 $86,823.26
National Institute of Standards and Technology 37 $79,837.81
Mine Safety and Health Administration 30 $46,915.03
Forest Service 28 $56,420.93
National Park Service 26 $45,291.12
Natural Resources Conservation Service 21 $52,653.62
Food and Drug Administration 15 $62,963.73
Food Safety and Inspection Service 13 $50,002.54
Environmental Protection Agency 12 $65,987.25
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 12 $67,373.17
Veterans Health Administration 11 $63,337.55
Agricultural Marketing Service 11 $48,022.55
Bureau of Land Management 10 $44,691.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10 $54,891.10
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 9 $50,863.56
Bureau of Reclamation 7 $59,970.29
National Institutes of Health 4 $55,553.75
Goddard Space Flight Center 3 $114,763.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $62,474.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $54,964.67
Drug Enforcement Administration 3 $52,726.67
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $46,760.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 2 $67,793.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 2 $83,135.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $50,389.50
Department of Energy 2 $74,797.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $120,102.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $64,697.00
Indian Affairs 1 $42,702.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $64,714.00
Government Printing Office 1 $65,969.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $93,608.00

Physical Science Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Physical Science Technician is $59,783.65. The highest paid Physical Science Technician made $133,239 in 2018.

Common Physical Science Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Physical Science Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 534
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 122
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 28
PG - Printing Office Grades 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,907.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support
Occupation Family: 1300 PHYSICAL SCIENCES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Physical Science Technician jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Editorial AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Social Services Aid and AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Electronics TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Statistical AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Correspondence ClerkClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Physical Science Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Physical Science Technician was $42,410. Since then, the average pay has increased to $59,784 in 2018.

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 1311.

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