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Physical Science Technician - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Physical Science Technician"

How much does a Physical Science Technician in the federal government get paid? $56,779.13* *Based on the 2016 average.

Physical Science Technician was the 197th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 781 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Agricultural Research Service hired the most employees titled Physical Science Technician, with an average salary of $47,240.

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 204 $47,239.93
Geological Survey 131 $54,424.80
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 95 $86,389.13
National Park Service 58 $40,679.43
National Institute of Standards and Technology 37 $76,597.35
Mine Safety and Health Administration 34 $44,534.03
Forest Service 34 $53,219.62
Natural Resources Conservation Service 23 $50,776.30
Food and Drug Administration 19 $60,590.74
Environmental Protection Agency 14 $64,360.50
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 14 $66,661.43
Veterans Health Administration 14 $64,106.79
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 13 $48,548.31
Bureau of Land Management 13 $41,011.54
Agricultural Marketing Service 10 $47,704.70
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10 $53,153.30
Bureau of Reclamation 9 $49,845.56
Food Safety and Inspection Service 6 $61,459.17
Goddard Space Flight Center 5 $97,526.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 4 $43,899.75
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 4 $50,040.75
National Institutes of Health 4 $53,028.25
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $66,999.00
Department of Energy 3 $74,489.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $59,576.67
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $122,660.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2 $52,730.50
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $48,496.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $56,066.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $75,517.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $53,435.00
Government Printing Office 1 $64,118.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $62,022.00
Indian Affairs 1 $42,012.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $89,429.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 1 $63,079.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $48,968.00

Physical Science Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Physical Science Technician is $56,779.13. The highest paid Physical Science Technician made $128,590 in 2016.

Common Physical Science Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Physical Science Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 631
ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician 119
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 30
PG - Printing Office Grades 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,543.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,316.00 / 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
Office DraftingTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Recreation Aid and AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Construction Control TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Mathematics TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Equal Opportunity AssistanceClerical 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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