Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

Civilian - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Civilian"

How much does a Civilian in the federal government get paid? $44,637.80* *Based on the 2012 average.

Civilian was the 178th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 913 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Civilian Pay, with an average salary of $44,581.

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 637 $44,581.21
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 91 $39,138.02
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 40 $44,041.98
Internal Revenue Service 37 $48,931.40
Department of State 14 $43,250.43
Veterans Benefits Administration 12 $44,168.50
Indian Health Service 11 $43,433.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 9 $48,597.22
Federal Aviation Administration 9 $48,293.89
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 6 $52,223.17
Bureau of the Census 5 $41,900.60
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 5 $46,150.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $53,723.25
Government Printing Office 4 $54,171.50
U.S. Secret Service 3 $63,697.00
Indian Affairs 3 $39,381.33
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $53,808.33
Financial Management Service 2 $60,204.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $55,725.00
National Park Service 2 $46,383.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $96,540.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $42,865.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $53,581.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $44,795.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $0.00
Department of Energy 1 $52,136.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $43,046.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $40,706.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $53,935.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $41,402.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $58,516.00

Civilian Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Civilian is $44,637.80. The highest paid Civilian made $129,407 in 2012.

Common Civilian Payscales

Payscale Number of Civilian Pay Employees
GS - General Schedule 850
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 40
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 9
ZS - Administrative Support 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
AO - Management Support Career Path 2
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 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

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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Civilian was $37,718. Since then, the average pay has increased to $45,311 in 2017.

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.

Federal employee salaries are public information under open government laws (5 U.S.C. § 552). FederalPay provides this data in the interest of government transparency — employee data may not be used for commercial soliciting or vending of any kind. Learn more about the FederalPay Employees Dataset here.

The series code of this occupation is 0544.

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