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Clerk-Typist - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Clerk-Typist"

How much does a Clerk-Typist in the federal government get paid? $42,297.30* *Based on the 2021 average.

Clerk-Typist was the 502nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 10 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Clerk-typist, with an average salary of $43,739.

Government Clerk-typist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Clerk-typist 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

This occupation covers all positions the primary duties of which are to perform typing work on either manual or electric typewriters. This work may be performed solely or in combination with general clerical work that does not require prior specialized experience or training. Included is typing work prepared from written material and voice recordings. Supervisory positions involved in supervising work characteristic of this occupation are also included when typing ability is an essential part of the job.

Agencies that have hired a Clerk-Typist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 4 $43,739.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $42,890.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $46,791.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $46,384.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $38,952.00
Indian Affairs 1 $36,500.00
1 $36,500.00

Clerk-Typist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Clerk-Typist is $42,297.30. The highest paid Clerk-Typist made $55,082 in 2021.

Common Clerk-Typist Payscales

Payscale Number of Clerk-typist Employees
GS - General Schedule 9
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $63,734.00 / 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 Clerk-Typist 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
Pathology TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Cargo SchedulingTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Production ControlClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Engineering TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Clerk-typist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Clerk-Typist was $31,804. Since then, the average pay has increased to $42,297 in 2021.

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 0322.

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