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Clerk-Typist - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Clerk-Typist"

How much does a Clerk-Typist in the federal government get paid? $33,033.09* *Based on the 2005 average.

Clerk-Typist was the 119th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 1,942 employed. The most common payscale was the foreign service personnel payscale.

In 2005, the Department of State hired the most employees titled Clerk-typist, with an average salary of $34,055.

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.

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
Department of State 1,574 $34,054.52
Veterans Health Administration 124 $32,300.77
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 47 $24,935.28
Environmental Protection Agency 25 $25,340.28
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 22 $27,287.59
Indian Health Service 21 $28,591.38
Forest Service 12 $22,911.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 12 $24,554.50
Indian Affairs 11 $31,279.36
Foreign Agricultural Service 8 $25,541.75
Natural Resources Conservation Service 8 $27,155.38
Federal Aviation Administration 7 $26,093.86
National Institutes of Health 7 $24,227.71
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 6 $25,279.17
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 6 $29,789.50
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 6 $25,236.17
Social Security Administration 5 $33,602.60
Veterans Benefits Administration 5 $30,322.40
Internal Revenue Service 4 $33,385.25
National Park Service 4 $28,746.25
Rural Housing Service 2 $28,372.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $24,641.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2 $28,806.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $24,859.50
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $25,581.00
Geological Survey 2 $27,982.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 2 $37,250.00
Maritime Administration 1 $34,689.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $40,236.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $25,870.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 1 $29,624.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $38,383.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $27,877.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $33,253.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $31,037.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $33,253.00
Office of Justice Programs 1 $25,581.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $33,253.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $26,831.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $29,611.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $27,804.00

Clerk-Typist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Clerk-Typist is $33,033.09. The highest paid Clerk-Typist made $143,519 in 2005.

Common Clerk-Typist Payscales

Payscale Number of Clerk-typist Employees
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 1,534
GS - General Schedule 387
FO - Foreign Service Officers 9
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 7
MA - Milk Marketing 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,543.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,316.00 / 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
Freight RateClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
PurchasingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Industrial Engineering TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Clerk-typist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Clerk-Typist was $31,804. Since then, the average pay has increased to $40,042 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 0322.

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