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Computer Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Computer Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Computer Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $56,398.40* *Based on the 2016 average.

Computer Clerk and Assistant was the 173rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 957 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Computer Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $57,597.

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 330 $57,596.54
Social Security Administration 221 $56,523.88
Federal Bureau of Investigation 51 $61,750.90
Veterans Health Administration 44 $49,848.30
Forest Service 32 $45,558.94
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 28 $52,665.61
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 23 $51,998.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 21 $55,603.71
Indian Affairs 17 $48,864.06
Geological Survey 16 $48,964.19
Office of Personnel Management 14 $52,635.14
Bureau of the Census 13 $61,444.69
Bureau of Labor Statistics 12 $55,564.00
Agricultural Research Service 12 $46,448.75
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 12 $56,506.17
Indian Health Service 12 $41,962.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 10 $42,443.10
Rural Housing Service 8 $54,749.75
Railroad Retirement Board 8 $62,926.38
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $55,889.71
National Park Service 7 $42,902.57
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 $43,219.29
Food Safety and Inspection Service 6 $51,598.83
U.S. Coast Guard 4 $53,738.00
Bureau of Reclamation 4 $51,828.25
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 4 $61,545.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 4 $51,090.25
Small Business Administration 3 $46,054.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 3 $49,810.33
Department of Energy 3 $62,073.67
Patent and Trademark Office 3 $65,685.67
National Institutes of Health 3 $59,986.00
Bureau of Land Management 3 $44,391.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 2 $50,119.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $67,849.00
Farm Service Agency 2 $46,483.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 2 $55,204.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $54,909.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 2 $60,459.50
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $63,838.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $63,462.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $55,970.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $51,666.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $55,970.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $35,140.00
Departmental Administration 1 $50,374.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $51,437.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 1 $31,944.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $48,800.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $60,611.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $58,092.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $47,481.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $58,814.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $49,166.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $67,371.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $49,388.00
U.S. Mint 1 $57,745.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $39,171.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $87,590.00
Food and Drug Administration 1 $46,340.00
Government Printing Office 1 $75,312.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $47,361.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $53,748.00
National Science Foundation 1 $61,994.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $68,465.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $73,491.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $52,668.00

Computer Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Computer Clerk and Assistant is $56,398.40.

Common Computer Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Computer Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 904
ZS - Administrative Support 17
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 11
CY - Contract Education--school Year 7
CE - Contract Education--year Long 6
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 4
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 1

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

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 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Computer Clerk and Assistant was $39,834. Since then, the average pay has increased to $56,398 in 2016.

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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