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Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program Pay

Estimated Four Year Salary Progression for ENGINEER/SCIENTIST

Career salary progression for an Engineer or Scientist coming straight out of school with a bachelors degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 (rounded from 2.95) overall or at least 3.5 (3.45 rounded) in their major.

Present At 1 Year At 2 Years At 3 Years At 4 Years
GG-7GG-9GG-11GG-12GG-13
$61,954
$65,268
$69,782
$75,621
$89,924

Career salary progression for an Engineer or Scientist coming straight out of school with a masters degree.

Present At 1 Year At 2 Years At 3 Years At 4 Years*
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$66,784
$71,620
$78,142 $89,924 $92,922

Career salary progression for an Engineer or Scientist coming straight out of school with a doctoral degree.

Present At 1 Year At 2 Years At 3 Years* At 4 Years*
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$80,810
$85,703
$92,922 $95,919 $98,916

NOTE: Promotions are not guaranteed and are dependent upon satisfactory performance in the position. Projected salaries are based on service in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, with Career Ladder promotion to the GG-13 grade level, including step increases as warranted. Salaries DO NOT include a cost of living allowance each year. Projections are made based on current information as of January 12, 2014.

*Eligible to compete for GG-14 positions.

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