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Correspondence Clerk - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Correspondence Clerk"

How much does a Correspondence Clerk in the federal government get paid? $45,782.50* *Based on the 2018 average.

Correspondence Clerk was the 530th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 8 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Correspondence Clerk, with an average salary of $39,151.

Government Correspondence Clerk jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Correspondence Clerk 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 all classes of positions the duties of which are to supervise or perform work involved in the composition or review of correspondence prepared for the purpose of obtaining or supplying factual information when the work primarily requires skill in the composition of letters and memoranda.

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 Correspondence Clerk

Correspondence Clerk Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Correspondence Clerk is $45,782.50. The highest paid Correspondence Clerk made $65,311 in 2018.

Common Correspondence Clerk Payscales

Payscale Number of Correspondence Clerk Employees
GS - General Schedule 7
ZS - Administrative Support 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,907.00 / 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 Correspondence Clerk 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
Hydrologic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Production ControlClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Information ReceptionistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
SecretaryClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Security Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Correspondence Clerk Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Correspondence Clerk was $32,213. Since then, the average pay has increased to $45,783 in 2018.

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 0309.

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