Accounting Technician - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Accounting Technician"

How much does an Accounting Technician in the federal government get paid? $48,233.59* *Based on the 2016 average.
2,538 EMPLOYEES
$122.37M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Accounting Technician was the 98th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 2,538 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Accounting Technician, with an average salary of $45,985.

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 677 $45,985.32
Internal Revenue Service 230 $48,924.06
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 192 $46,790.15
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 189 $52,467.76
U.S. Coast Guard 186 $48,033.89
Federal Aviation Administration 147 $45,949.83
Indian Health Service 125 $42,374.52
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 106 $47,399.22
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 90 $42,052.37
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 84 $47,088.61
Forest Service 84 $40,428.88
Drug Enforcement Administration 74 $54,647.81
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 70 $45,666.53
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 62 $45,475.87
Federal Emergency Management Agency 52 $44,970.35
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 46 $52,536.11
Indian Affairs 44 $43,615.64
National Institutes of Health 44 $51,773.16
Rural Housing Service 37 $50,273.16
National Institute of Standards and Technology 32 $55,197.44
Bureau of Reclamation 30 $48,639.83
Bureau of Land Management 28 $43,808.39
Department of Energy 25 $51,584.24
Office of Personnel Management 23 $54,546.96
Social Security Administration 18 $57,083.22
National Park Service 16 $51,268.38
Geological Survey 15 $45,541.27
Natural Resources Conservation Service 14 $47,694.43
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 13 $51,465.62
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 11 $51,686.91
Small Business Administration 10 $49,149.60
Veterans Benefits Administration 9 $50,162.33
U.S. Marshals Service 8 $51,917.63
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 7 $46,997.71
Environmental Protection Agency 7 $61,052.71
Bureau of the Census 6 $52,622.17
National Cemetery Administration 6 $48,203.83
National Credit Union Administration 6 $71,292.00
Farm Service Agency 6 $51,021.50
Agricultural Research Service 5 $46,223.00
National Labor Relations Board 5 $51,114.80
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 4 $51,044.75
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $59,609.00
Program Support Center 4 $58,728.00
Federal Communications Commission 4 $61,430.50
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 4 $51,968.75
Bureau of Labor Statistics 3 $54,535.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $51,893.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $46,145.67
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $54,260.67
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 3 $50,118.67
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $66,641.33
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $85,335.00
Patent and Trademark Office 2 $55,252.50
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 2 $54,617.00
National Technical Information Service 2 $51,818.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $58,537.00
Presidio Trust 2 $50,700.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $53,922.00
Government Printing Office 2 $47,940.00
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $54,044.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $56,560.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $47,146.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $50,481.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $63,199.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $43,526.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $49,615.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $40,289.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $44,417.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $67,449.00
Departmental Offices 1 $62,194.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $49,800.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $61,444.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $48,277.00
U.S. Mint 1 $56,550.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $47,361.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $44,844.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $55,970.00
Agency for International Development 1 $55,634.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $55,885.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $55,970.00

Accounting Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Accounting Technician is $48,233.59. The highest paid Accounting Technician made $101,632 in 2016.

Common Accounting Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Accounting Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,110
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 174
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 110
ZS - Administrative Support 70
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 46
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 11
CU - Credit Union Employees 5
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1

Starting Paygrade: $18,526.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $56,229.00 / 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 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 2016

In 2004, the average pay for an Accounting Technician was $39,624. Since then, the average pay has increased to $48,234 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0525.

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