Zoologist - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Zoologist"

How much does a Zoologist in the federal government get paid? $119,151.47* *Based on the 2012 average.
92 EMPLOYEES
$10.96M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Zoologist was the 393rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 92 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) hired the most employees titled Zoology, with an average salary of $139,351.

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

Zoologist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Zoologist is $119,151.47. The highest paid Zoologist made $173,565 in 2012.

Common Zoologist Payscales

Payscale Number of Zoology Employees
GS - General Schedule 44
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 20
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 10
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1

Starting Paygrade: $32,716.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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 Zoology 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
Education and Vocational TrainingProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
General InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
GeographyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Food TechnologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Wildlife Refuge ManagementProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Zoology Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Zoologist was $95,786. Since then, the average pay has increased to $127,859 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0410.

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