Civilian - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Civilian"

How much does a Civilian in the federal government get paid? $44,782.00* *Based on the 2010 average.

Civilian was the 180th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 905 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Civilian Pay, with an average salary of $44,617.

Government Civilian Pay jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Civilian Pay 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 a Civilian

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 614 $44,617.12
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 65 $40,439.34
Internal Revenue Service 44 $44,598.26
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 30 $44,273.70
Department of State 24 $43,599.13
Veterans Benefits Administration 18 $41,658.44
Federal Aviation Administration 13 $48,560.54
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 12 $46,462.83
U.S. Secret Service 11 $49,807.18
Indian Health Service 9 $43,952.33
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 9 $53,658.22
Bureau of the Census 8 $38,932.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 6 $43,782.67
Government Printing Office 4 $53,116.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 4 $40,591.25
Indian Affairs 3 $38,993.67
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $53,008.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $48,741.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $57,149.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $36,384.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $55,771.50
Office of Thrift Supervision 2 $97,778.50
National Park Service 2 $46,565.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $92,961.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $52,990.00
1 $37,983.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $52,428.00
Financial Management Service 1 $60,404.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $41,429.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $47,316.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $37,983.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $67,254.00
Department of Energy 1 $51,852.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $43,050.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $58,516.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $40,706.00

Civilian Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Civilian is $44,782.00. The highest paid Civilian made $123,971 in 2010.

Common Civilian Payscales

Payscale Number of Civilian Pay Employees
GS - General Schedule 843
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 30
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 13
ZS - Administrative Support 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
AO - Management Support Career Path 3
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 2

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

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Civilian Pay 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
DispatchingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Voucher ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Social Services Aid and AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Fingerprint IdentificationClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Communications ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Civilian Pay Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Civilian was $37,718. Since then, the average pay has increased to $45,342 in 2018.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0544.

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