Plant Protection Technician - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Plant Protection Technician"How much does a Plant Protection Technician in the federal government get paid? $35,415.96* *Based on the 2018 average.
Plant Protection Technician was the 182nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 857 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service hired the most employees titled Plant Protection Technician, with an average salary of $35,416.
Government Plant Protection Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Plant Protection 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.
This occupation includes all positions that primarily require a practical knowledge of the methods and techniques of plant protection and quarantine. Plant protection technicians provide technical support in research efforts; in the establishment and enforcement of plant quarantines governing the movement of insects, plant diseases, nematodes, and other plant pests of economic importance; or in the survey, detection, field identification, control or eradication of plant pests. The duties require the application of a practical knowledge of the types and characteristics of plant pests, quarantine procedures, pest control and eradication methods, and plant pest survey techniques. This standard supersedes the standard for the Plant Protection Technician, GS-0421, which was issued in June 1961 and revised in April 1966. It also supersedes the flysheet published in May 1976.
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 Plant Protection Technician
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||857||$35,415.96|
Plant Protection Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Plant Protection Technician is $35,415.96. The highest paid Plant Protection Technician made $60,322 in 2018.
Common Plant Protection Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Plant Protection Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||857|
|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:||0400 NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Plant Protection 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|
|Voucher Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Office Automation Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Data Transcriber||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Medical Supply Aide and Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Environmental Health Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Plant Protection Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for a Plant Protection Technician was $26,525. Since then, the average pay has increased to $35,416 in 2018.
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