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Coder - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Coder"

How much does a Coder in the federal government get paid? $53,076.14* *Based on the 2017 average.

Coder was the 523rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 7 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Federal Election Commission hired the most employees titled Coding, with an average salary of $53,076.

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.

Job Description

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.

Agencies that have hired a Coder

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Election Commission 7 $53,076.14

Coder Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Coder is $53,076.14. The highest paid Coder made $58,428 in 2017.

Common Coder Payscales

Payscale Number of Coding Employees
GS - General Schedule 7

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 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
Consumer Safety InspectionTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Social Services Aid and AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
CodingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Office Automation Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Biological Science TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Coding Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Coder was $38,324. Since then, the average pay has increased to $53,076 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.

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The series code of this occupation is 0357.

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