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Accounting Technician - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Accounting Technician"

How much does an Accounting Technician in the federal government get paid? $46,566.11* *Based on the 2010 average.
3,910 EMPLOYEES
$181.79M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Accounting Technician was the 73rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 3,910 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Accounting Technician, with an average salary of $44,460.

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 787 $44,460.18
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 323 $54,135.29
Internal Revenue Service 321 $45,990.77
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 213 $44,033.14
U.S. Coast Guard 205 $46,896.32
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 160 $40,454.57
Federal Bureau of Investigation 137 $51,961.22
Indian Health Service 137 $40,173.58
Federal Aviation Administration 126 $44,897.33
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 122 $44,178.92
Bureau of the Public Debt 101 $42,353.90
Drug Enforcement Administration 99 $47,950.87
Forest Service 94 $36,670.43
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 89 $45,285.94
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 85 $48,794.51
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 58 $49,457.52
Indian Affairs 56 $43,548.93
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 46 $42,205.22
National Institutes of Health 45 $48,891.20
Veterans Benefits Administration 42 $47,416.76
Rural Housing Service 39 $49,356.69
Department of Energy 39 $52,384.64
Federal Emergency Management Agency 37 $42,802.46
National Institute of Standards and Technology 36 $51,385.19
Bureau of Land Management 35 $42,838.09
Bureau of Reclamation 33 $48,382.00
Office of Personnel Management 30 $53,144.67
Social Security Administration 30 $52,062.90
National Park Service 29 $52,048.38
Farm Service Agency 21 $49,909.95
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 20 $47,014.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 17 $46,804.35
Geological Survey 17 $48,940.47
U.S. Marshals Service 15 $48,481.87
Bureau of the Census 14 $46,045.21
Offices, Boards and Divisions 14 $52,646.36
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 12 $50,800.50
Small Business Administration 11 $49,728.10
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $55,482.60
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 10 $52,208.90
Securities and Exchange Commission 10 $60,816.20
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 9 $54,558.33
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 8 $51,799.88
Federal Communications Commission 8 $56,555.88
Program Support Center 8 $52,262.43
U.S. Secret Service 7 $47,916.14
Export-Import Bank of the United States 7 $64,214.86
Agricultural Research Service 7 $46,841.14
National Cemetery Administration 6 $46,853.17
Ous for Science and Technology 6 $53,178.67
National Credit Union Administration 6 $62,791.83
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 6 $51,472.83
Financial Management Service 5 $52,027.20
Office of Comptroller of Currency 5 $73,790.60
Government Printing Office 5 $48,471.40
National Labor Relations Board 5 $49,182.60
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 5 $55,169.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 5 $49,234.20
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $50,615.20
Office of Justice Programs 4 $51,729.25
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 4 $56,151.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 3 $52,176.67
Patent and Trademark Office 3 $53,304.00
National Technical Information Service 3 $47,837.33
Employment Standards Administration 3 $52,721.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 3 $54,391.33
Departmental Offices 3 $56,324.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $46,686.33
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $55,463.67
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $49,219.33
Broadcasting Board of Governors 3 $57,364.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 2 $59,986.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $56,719.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $43,250.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $55,186.50
Maritime Administration 2 $56,191.00
U.S. Mint 2 $58,883.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $44,611.00
Food and Drug Administration 2 $56,860.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $39,929.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 2 $48,266.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $45,443.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $54,734.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $52,976.00
Presidio Trust 1 $43,043.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $66,361.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $52,698.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $64,678.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $38,397.00
National Science Foundation 1 $54,875.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $50,246.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $67,114.00
Agency for International Development 1 $50,304.00
Department of State 1 $59,087.00
African Development Foundation 1 $66,893.00

Accounting Technician Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Accounting Technician is $46,566.11. The highest paid Accounting Technician made $87,157 in 2010.

Common Accounting Technician Payscales

Payscale Number of Accounting Technician Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,321
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 309
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 126
ZS - Administrative Support 91
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 25
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 10
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 8
CU - Credit Union Employees 6
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 5
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 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 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

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The series code of this occupation is 0525.

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