Physical Science Technician - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Physical Science Technician"How much does a Physical Science Technician in the federal government get paid? $64,545.17* *Based on the 2020 average.
Physical Science Technician was the 211th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 650 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Agricultural Research Service hired the most employees titled Physical Science Technician, with an average salary of $50,663.
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.
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
Physical Science Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Physical Science Technician is $64,545.17. The highest paid Physical Science Technician made $141,593 in 2020.
Common Physical Science Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Physical Science Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||499|
|ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician||134|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||17|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$61,227.00 / 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 Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Social Services Aid and Assistant||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Electronics Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Statistical Assistant||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Correspondence Clerk||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Physical Science Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Physical Science Technician was $42,410. Since then, the average pay has increased to $64,545 in 2020.
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