Accountant - Federal Salaries of 2009
Pay Rates for "Accountant"How much does an Accountant in the federal government get paid? $99,879.27* *Based on the 2009 average.
Accountant was the 37th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 7,841 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission hired the most employees titled Accounting, with an average salary of $155,932.
Government Accounting jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Accounting job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. 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.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.
Agencies that have hired an Accountant
Accountant Pay Distribution
The average pay for an Accountant is $99,879.27. The highest paid Accountant made $242,300 in 2009.
Common Accountant Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Accounting Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||5,955|
|SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez||957|
|ZA - Administrative||218|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||182|
|GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate||119|
|CG - Corporate Graded||57|
|NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin||49|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||38|
|GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns||27|
|NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only||22|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||22|
|AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path||22|
|SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec||22|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||21|
|IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos||16|
|TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul||15|
|NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation||13|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||10|
|SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan||9|
|VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial||7|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||7|
|PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions||6|
|CU - Credit Union Employees||5|
|CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos||4|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||3|
|EI - Advisory Committee Member (other)||2|
|MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation||2|
|NF - Nnsa Future Leaders||2|
|EG - Consultant (other)||1|
|SN - Senior Level System||1|
|EM - Fdic Executive-level Positions Only||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$36,070.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$152,771.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Professional and Scientific|
|Occupation Family:||0500 ACCOUNTING AND BUDGET GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade
GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Accounting jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Biological Science Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Archives Technician||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Wage and Hour Investigation||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Education and Vocational Training||Professional and Scientific||GS-6||GS-15|
|Equipment Operator||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Accounting Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for an Accountant was $83,282. Since then, the average pay has increased to $123,350 in 2021.
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