Physiologist - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Physiologist"How much does a Physiologist in the federal government get paid? $116,904.19* *Based on the 2020 average.
Physiologist was the 327th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 204 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Physiology, with an average salary of $103,542.
Government Physiology jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Physiology 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 Physiologist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||117||$103,541.64|
|Agricultural Research Service||38||$126,611.79|
|National Institutes of Health||18||$165,951.44|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||5||$155,460.20|
|Food and Drug Administration||5||$143,547.00|
|Consumer Product Safety Commission||3||$140,405.67|
|Environmental Protection Agency||3||$110,643.33|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||2||$112,520.00|
|Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust)||2||$162,232.50|
|Federal Aviation Administration||2||$132,647.50|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||1||$144,316.00|
Physiologist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Physiologist is $116,904.19. The highest paid Physiologist made $261,039 in 2020.
Common Physiologist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Physiology Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||174|
|RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose||11|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||6|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||5|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||2|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109)||2|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||2|
|RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment||1|
|GM - Employees Covered By The Performance Management And Recognition System (pmrs) Termination Provisions||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$146,757.00 / 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 Physiology 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|
|Telecommunications Processing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Procurement Clerical and Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Navigational Information||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Geology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Geodesy||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
Average Physiology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Physiologist was $89,824. Since then, the average pay has increased to $116,662 in 2021.
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