Accounting Technician - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Accounting Technician"How much does an Accounting Technician in the federal government get paid? $49,003.77* *Based on the 2018 average.
Accounting Technician was the 96th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 2,581 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Accounting Technician, with an average salary of $47,606.
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.
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
Accounting Technician Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Accounting Technician is $49,003.77. The highest paid Accounting Technician made $103,232 in 2018.
Common Accounting Technician Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Accounting Technician Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||2,162|
|GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate||155|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||105|
|ZS - Administrative Support||76|
|IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use||57|
|IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos||14|
|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:||$19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$59,907.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Clerical and Administrative Support|
|Occupation Family:||0500 ACCOUNTING AND BUDGET GROUP|
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 Assistant||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Voucher Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Environmental Health Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Tax Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Accounting Technician Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018
In 2004, the average pay for an Accounting Technician was $39,624. Since then, the average pay has increased to $49,004 in 2018.
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