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.
13 EMPLOYEES
$665,647 TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

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.

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.

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: $18,526.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $56,229.00 / 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 SupportClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Recreation Aid and AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
SecretaryClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Management and Program Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Forestry TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-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.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0357.

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