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Accounting Technician - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Accounting Technician"

How much does an Accounting Technician in the federal government get paid? $48,760.82* *Based on the 2017 average.

Accounting Technician was the 100th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 2,406 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Accounting Technician, with an average salary of $47,732.

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

Clerical, secretary, and administrative positions fall under this category. No specialized technical background is needed for positions in this category except for stenographers which require a proficiency exam before being hired. Strong organizational and communication skills are the primary requirements for this job category. Military experience can often be applied as relevant experience when calculating starting grade. Employees in the job category receive promotions of 1 grade increase at a time.

Agencies that have hired an Accounting Technician

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 647 $47,731.58
Internal Revenue Service 219 $49,145.55
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 184 $48,570.78
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 160 $55,898.88
Indian Health Service 120 $43,355.38
Federal Aviation Administration 106 $47,147.54
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 89 $50,087.25
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 85 $43,639.89
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 75 $47,045.64
Drug Enforcement Administration 67 $26,577.05
Federal Emergency Management Agency 58 $47,335.28
Forest Service 55 $41,007.93
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 50 $46,015.61
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 45 $55,246.22
Indian Affairs 39 $44,969.79
Rural Housing Service 37 $50,723.32
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 36 $47,990.89
National Institute of Standards and Technology 31 $58,668.42
National Institutes of Health 31 $56,507.16
Bureau of Reclamation 25 $50,390.32
Department of Energy 22 $53,000.36
Bureau of Land Management 18 $47,136.89
Office of Personnel Management 17 $58,087.82
Geological Survey 15 $49,714.87
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 14 $50,813.14
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 13 $18,183.78
Social Security Administration 11 $58,531.00
National Park Service 10 $47,846.20
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $49,258.57
Veterans Benefits Administration 6 $52,965.33
National Labor Relations Board 5 $54,145.40
Small Business Administration 5 $54,068.60
Agricultural Research Service 5 $50,677.20
Farm Service Agency 5 $52,864.40
Natural Resources Conservation Service 5 $47,650.00
U.S. Marshals Service 5 $54,188.00
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $63,445.60
Food and Drug Administration 5 $47,969.00
U.S. Coast Guard 4 $46,312.75
Program Support Center 4 $61,927.25
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $60,442.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $55,380.33
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $56,812.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $69,211.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $57,776.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $90,926.00
Bureau of the Census 3 $56,929.33
National Credit Union Administration 3 $77,049.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $59,600.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $55,846.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $58,428.00
Federal Communications Commission 2 $61,671.50
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 2 $64,136.00
Presidio Trust 2 $52,637.50
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $58,637.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $52,455.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $67,604.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $42,719.00
National Cemetery Administration 2 $51,135.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $50,407.50
Patent and Trademark Office 2 $58,428.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $47,938.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $46,110.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $58,428.00
Agency for International Development 1 $59,723.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $49,687.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $58,428.00
Government Printing Office 1 $52,579.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $49,522.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $46,440.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $63,517.00
Maritime Administration 1 $49,492.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $52,640.00
Departmental Offices 1 $66,369.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $69,884.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $58,428.00

Accounting Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Accounting Technician is $48,760.82. The highest paid Accounting Technician made $103,232 in 2017.

Common Accounting Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Accounting Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,988
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 158
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 106
ZS - Administrative Support 75
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 54
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 13
CU - Credit Union Employees 3
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,048.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,809.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Accounting 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
Transportation Clerk and AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Voucher ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Environmental Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Therapeutic Radiologic TechnologistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Tax ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Accounting Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for an Accounting Technician was $39,624. Since then, the average pay has increased to $48,761 in 2017.

Data Sources

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.

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The series code of this occupation is 0525.

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