Communications Clerk - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Communications Clerk"How much does a Communications Clerk in the federal government get paid? $43,867.45* *Based on the 2020 average.
Communications Clerk was the 504th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 11 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Communications Clerical, with an average salary of $39,127.
Government Communications Clerical jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Communications Clerical 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 all classes of positions the duties of which are to supervise or perform communications clerical work required in support of communications operations or in the maintenance of communications records when the work requires knowledge of and ability to apply communications instructions, rules, regulations, and procedures, but does not require knowledge of the concepts, methodology, and techniques of communications or of technical communications principles. Included in this occupation is such clerical work as: keeping memorandum records of communication operations and services, clerical processing and maintaining records of frequency allocations, clerical processing and maintaining records of call sign allocations, maintaining records of common communication rates and tariffs, maintaining records of circuit usage and equipment, and the compilation of summaries and reports and other clerical work incident to the support of communication operations or the maintenance of communication records.
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 Communications Clerk
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||7||$39,126.57|
|National Park Service||2||$50,671.00|
|National Institute of Standards and Technology||1||$55,477.00|
|Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology||1||$51,837.00|
Communications Clerk Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Communications Clerk is $43,867.45. The highest paid Communications Clerk made $55,477 in 2020.
Common Communications Clerk Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Communications Clerical Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||10|
|ZS - Administrative Support||1|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$61,227.00 / 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 Communications Clerical 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|
|Medical Records Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Correspondence Clerk||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Computer Operation||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Mathematics Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Forestry Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Communications Clerical Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Communications Clerk was $35,941. Since then, the average pay has increased to $43,867 in 2020.
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