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Plant Protection Technician - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Plant Protection Technician"

How much does a Plant Protection Technician in the federal government get paid? $39,502.55* *Based on the 2021 average.

Plant Protection Technician was the 175th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 901 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service hired the most employees titled Plant Protection Technician, with an average salary of $39,503.

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.

Job Description

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.

Agencies that have hired a Plant Protection Technician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 901 $39,502.55

Plant Protection Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Plant Protection Technician is $39,502.55. The highest paid Plant Protection Technician made $69,218 in 2021.

Common Plant Protection Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Plant Protection Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 901

Starting Paygrade: $20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $63,734.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Technical and Medical Support

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
Military PayClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Management and Program Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Pharmacy TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Medical Records TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Plant Protection Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Plant Protection Technician was $26,525. Since then, the average pay has increased to $39,503 in 2021.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0421.

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