Safety Technician - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Safety Technician"How much does a Safety Technician in the federal government get paid? $53,269.24* *Based on the 2016 average.
Safety Technician was the 413th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 54 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Safety Technician, with an average salary of $46,633.
Government Safety Technician jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Safety 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 positions that involve support work in accident prevention, including inspecting safety conditions, investigating and compiling data on accidents, and providing information on safety standards and techniques. Positions require a practical knowledge of work processes and equipment, environmental conditions, and established safety standards, protective devices and accident prevention measures.
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 Safety Technician
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||32||$46,632.81|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||6||$78,205.33|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||5||$52,591.80|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||4||$52,949.50|
|Department of Energy||3||$60,740.67|
|Federal Aviation Administration||1||$64,331.00|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||1||$55,693.00|
|U.S. Coast Guard||1||$60,936.00|
|Bureau of Reclamation||1||$40,358.00|
Safety Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Safety Technician is $53,269.24. The highest paid Safety Technician made $84,234 in 2016.
Common Safety Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Safety Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||45|
|ZT - Scientific And Engineering Technician||8|
|GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$18,785.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$57,015.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Technical and Medical Support|
|Occupation Family:||0000 MISCELLANEOUS OCCUPATIONS GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Safety 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|
|Financial Clerical and Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Hydrologic Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Tax Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Health Aid and Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Information Receptionist||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Safety Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for a Safety Technician was $30,545. Since then, the average pay has increased to $53,269 in 2016.
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