Coder - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Coder"How much does a Coder in the federal government get paid? $51,203.62* *Based on the 2016 average.
Coder was the 501st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 13 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the Federal Election Commission hired the most employees titled Coding, with an average salary of $53,280.
Government Coding jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Coding 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 includes positions engaged in supervising, verifying, or performing work involved in coding information from schedules, questionnaires, reports, documents, and other written source material, according to codes involving numerical and alphabetical symbols, and performing other incidental clerical tasks. This occupation includes those positions that require some knowledge of the information being coded in addition to procedural knowledge, as well as those positions that require only procedural coding knowledge.
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 Coder
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Federal Election Commission||8||$53,279.75|
|Mine Safety and Health Administration||6||$49,340.83|
Coder Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Coder is $51,203.62. The highest paid Coder made $57,905 in 2016.
Common Coder Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Coding Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||13|
|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 Coding 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|
|Compliance Inspection and Support||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Recreation Aid and Assistant||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Secretary||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Management and Program Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Forestry Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Coding Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for a Coder was $38,324. Since then, the average pay has increased to $51,204 in 2016.
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