Correspondence Clerk - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Correspondence Clerk"How much does a Correspondence Clerk in the federal government get paid? $42,147.67* *Based on the 2016 average.
Correspondence Clerk was the 502nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 12 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Correspondence Clerk, with an average salary of $38,129.
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.
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
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||9||$38,129.11|
|National Transportation Safety Board||1||$45,844.00|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||1||$62,888.00|
|Natural Resources Conservation Service||1||$53,878.00|
Correspondence Clerk Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Correspondence Clerk is $42,147.67. The highest paid Correspondence Clerk made $62,888 in 2016.
Common Correspondence Clerk Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Correspondence Clerk Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||11|
|ZS - Administrative Support||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|
|Occupation Family:||0300 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE, CLERICAL, AND OFFICE SERVICES GROUP|
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|
|Cartographic Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Purchasing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Telecommunications Processing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Coding||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Fingerprint Identification||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-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.
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