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Computer Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Computer Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Computer Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $56,960.37* *Based on the 2017 average.

Computer Clerk and Assistant was the 179th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 899 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Computer Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $60,042.

Government Computer Clerk And Assistant jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Computer Clerk And Assistant 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 positions involving performance or supervision of data processing support and services functions for users of digital computer systems including such work as: (1) receiving, maintaining, and issuing data storage media for computer operations; (2) collecting and sequentially staging input media with associated program instructions for processing; (3) scheduling the use of computer time for program processing; (4) collecting, maintaining, and distributing program and systems documentation; and (5) collecting raw information, preparing flow charts, and coding in program languages; or, (6) other support functions. This work requires knowledge of external data processing sequences, controls, procedures, or user and programming languages, rather than in-depth knowledge of computer requirements or techniques associated with development and design of data processing systems.

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 Computer Clerk and Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 314 $60,042.04
Social Security Administration 229 $59,809.51
Veterans Health Administration 47 $51,463.34
Forest Service 33 $45,047.39
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 29 $55,609.48
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 25 $55,711.72
Indian Affairs 16 $51,569.00
Agricultural Research Service 15 $46,402.40
Federal Bureau of Investigation 13 $765.00
Geological Survey 12 $53,820.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10 $46,344.70
National Park Service 10 $43,620.10
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 10 $55,728.50
Rural Housing Service 10 $56,521.30
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10 $55,712.30
Indian Health Service 10 $42,513.70
Office of Personnel Management 9 $53,380.89
Railroad Retirement Board 7 $69,519.86
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 $45,238.29
Bureau of the Census 7 $62,501.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 7 $59,515.43
National Institute of Standards and Technology 6 $61,229.00
Small Business Administration 4 $56,487.25
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $57,328.75
National Agricultural Statistics Service 4 $53,172.25
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 3 $63,038.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $47,919.33
Department of Energy 3 $65,197.00
Environmental Protection Agency 3 $59,947.00
National Institutes of Health 3 $56,960.33
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 2 $65,968.50
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $73,240.00
Patent and Trademark Office 2 $68,083.00
Bureau of Reclamation 2 $56,978.50
Bureau of Land Management 2 $54,087.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $55,860.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 2 $41,267.50
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $58,428.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $41,494.00
Government Printing Office 1 $78,614.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $76,423.00
National Science Foundation 1 $64,699.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $58,840.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $66,419.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $61,382.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $94,938.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $45,364.00
U.S. Mint 1 $59,928.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $1,145.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $52,024.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $65,997.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $58,067.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $50,935.00
Departmental Administration 1 $52,579.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $47,185.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $75,686.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $65,220.00
Office of Justice Programs 1 $62,303.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $51,279.00

Computer Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Computer Clerk and Assistant is $56,960.37.

Common Computer Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Computer Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 849
ZS - Administrative Support 15
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 12
CY - Contract Education--school Year 8
CE - Contract Education--year Long 5
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,048.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,809.00 / 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 Computer Clerk and Assistant 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
Engineering TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Correspondence ClerkClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Hydrologic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Clerk-TypistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Physical Science TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Computer Clerk And Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Computer Clerk and Assistant was $39,834. Since then, the average pay has increased to $56,960 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 0335.

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