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.
2,581 EMPLOYEES
$122.71M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

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.

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 648 $47,606.03
Internal Revenue Service 215 $49,236.41
U.S. Coast Guard 187 $47,933.52
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 183 $48,768.30
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 157 $56,034.38
Indian Health Service 119 $43,500.86
Federal Aviation Administration 105 $47,085.55
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 89 $50,123.83
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 85 $43,911.36
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 75 $46,942.88
Drug Enforcement Administration 68 $58,333.67
Federal Emergency Management Agency 61 $46,946.93
Forest Service 56 $41,173.21
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 47 $45,672.02
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 46 $55,149.89
Indian Affairs 38 $45,345.21
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 37 $47,814.46
Rural Housing Service 37 $50,760.22
National Institute of Standards and Technology 31 $59,368.77
National Institutes of Health 29 $56,370.79
Bureau of Reclamation 24 $50,830.42
Department of Energy 22 $52,727.90
Bureau of Land Management 18 $47,308.83
Office of Personnel Management 17 $58,108.41
Geological Survey 15 $49,714.87
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 13 $51,434.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 13 $51,383.62
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
Small Business Administration 6 $54,607.50
U.S. Marshals Service 6 $54,871.00
National Labor Relations Board 5 $54,145.40
Natural Resources Conservation Service 5 $48,221.20
Farm Service Agency 5 $52,864.40
Agricultural Research Service 5 $50,677.20
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $63,445.60
Food and Drug Administration 5 $48,269.00
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
Bureau of the Census 3 $56,929.33
National Credit Union Administration 3 $0.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $56,812.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $69,211.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $90,926.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 3 $57,776.00
Federal Communications Commission 2 $61,671.50
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 2 $64,136.00
Presidio Trust 2 $52,637.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $52,455.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $42,719.00
Patent and Trademark Office 2 $59,509.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 2 $67,604.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $58,428.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $50,407.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $55,846.00
National Cemetery Administration 2 $51,135.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $59,600.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $58,887.50
Maritime Administration 1 $49,492.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $46,690.00
Departmental Offices 1 $66,369.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 1 $58,428.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $46,110.00
Agency for International Development 1 $59,723.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $49,687.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $59,040.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $63,517.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $69,884.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $52,640.00
Office of Special Counsel 1 $47,938.00
Government Printing Office 1 $52,879.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $58,428.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $49,522.00

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
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
CU - Credit Union Employees 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
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 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.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0525.

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