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Plant Physiologist - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Plant Physiologist"

How much does a Plant Physiologist in the federal government get paid? $122,262.03* *Based on the 2018 average.

Plant Physiologist was the 366th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 130 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Agricultural Research Service hired the most employees titled Plant Physiology, with an average salary of $120,988.

Government Plant Physiology jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Plant 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.

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 Plant Physiologist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Agricultural Research Service 106 $120,988.49
Forest Service 20 $125,488.05
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $153,290.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $96,030.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $155,639.00

Plant Physiologist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Plant Physiologist is $122,262.03. The highest paid Plant Physiologist made $207,800 in 2018.

Common Plant Physiologist Payscales

Payscale Number of Plant Physiology Employees
GS - General Schedule 124
ST - Scientific And Professional 4
RA - Department Of Agriculture Positions 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,903.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 Plant 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
Navigational InformationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Transportation Clerk and AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Forest Products TechnologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Sales Store ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
General Education and TrainingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Plant Physiology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Plant Physiologist was $90,834. Since then, the average pay has increased to $122,262 in 2018.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0435.

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