Toxicologist - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Toxicologist"How much does a Toxicologist in the federal government get paid? $127,858.77* *Based on the 2020 average.
Toxicologist was the 246th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 450 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency hired the most employees titled Toxicology, with an average salary of $123,668.
Government Toxicology jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Toxicology 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 Toxicologist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Environmental Protection Agency||217||$123,668.25|
|Food and Drug Administration||160||$133,206.89|
|National Institutes of Health||21||$131,225.33|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention||10||$132,949.30|
|Pretrial Services Agency||9||$110,121.33|
|Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation||8||$143,850.13|
|Consumer Product Safety Commission||6||$136,149.83|
|Federal Aviation Administration||3||$130,666.00|
|Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration||3||$52,175.00|
|Agricultural Research Service||2||$134,429.50|
|Office of Management and Budget||2||$141,129.00|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||2||$149,678.50|
|Bureau of Land Management||1||$112,520.00|
|Mine Safety and Health Administration||1||$122,132.00|
|Veterans Health Administration||1||$129,991.00|
Toxicologist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Toxicologist is $127,858.77. The highest paid Toxicologist made $250,000 in 2020.
Common Toxicologist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Toxicology Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||312|
|EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109)||47|
|RG - Scientists Appointed As Fellows And Compensated Under 42 U.s.c. 209(g). Includes Non-citizens Whose Employment||25|
|EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109)||23|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||14|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||10|
|RF - Employees Appointed And Compensated As Special Consultants Under 42 U.s.c. 209(f). Includes Non-citizens Whose||7|
|ST - Scientific And Professional||3|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||3|
|ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional||2|
|RS - Senior Biomedical Research Service||2|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||1|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||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 Toxicology 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|
|Animal Science||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Physiology||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Industrial Specialist||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Autopsy Assistant||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Vocational Rehabilitation||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
Average Toxicology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Toxicologist was $92,204. Since then, the average pay has increased to $127,859 in 2020.
The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.
Federal employee salaries are public information under open government laws (5 U.S.C. § 552). FederalPay provides this data in the interest of government transparency — employee data may not be used for commercial soliciting or vending of any kind. Learn more about the FederalPay Employees Dataset here.
The series code of this occupation is