Clerk-Typist - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Clerk-Typist"How much does a Clerk-Typist in the federal government get paid? $38,297.73* *Based on the 2016 average.
Clerk-Typist was the 465th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 22 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Clerk-typist, with an average salary of $38,954.
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.
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.
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 Clerk-Typist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||23||$38,954.35|
|Indian Health Service||2||$37,121.00|
|Federal Aviation Administration||1||$32,319.00|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||1||$22,560.00|
|Veterans Benefits Administration||1||$41,899.00|
|Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System||1||$40,393.00|
|Office of Management (Department of Education)||1||$35,982.00|
|Broadcasting Board of Governors||1||$40,393.00|
|Bureau of Land Management||1||$34,861.00|
Clerk-Typist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Clerk-Typist is $38,297.73. The highest paid Clerk-Typist made $48,300 in 2016.
Common Clerk-Typist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Clerk-typist Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||20|
|ZS - Administrative Support||1|
|FG - Similar To The General Schedule||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$18,785.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$57,015.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Clerical and Administrative Support|
|Occupation Family:||0300 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE, CLERICAL, AND OFFICE SERVICES GROUP|
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 Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Freight Rate||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Data Transcriber||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Purchasing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Industrial Engineering Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Clerk-typist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for a Clerk-Typist was $31,804. Since then, the average pay has increased to $38,298 in 2016.
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