Data Transcriber - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Data Transcriber"How much does a Data Transcriber in the federal government get paid? $35,115.43* *Based on the 2021 average.
Data Transcriber was the 263rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 371 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Data Transcriber, with an average salary of $34,737.
Government Data Transcriber jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Data Transcriber 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 covers positions that involve operating or supervising the operation of keyboard controlled machines (such as card punch machines, paper tape recording machines, magnetic tape, or disc encoders, optical character equipment, and computer controlled data entry, update and remote inquiry devices) to transcribe or verify data in a form that can be used in automated data processing systems. The work requires (1) skill in operating typewriter or a modified typewriter style alphabetic and numeric keyboard with acceptable speed and accuracy, and (2) ability to understand and apply machine operating and data transcribing procedures. Data transcribing work that is combined with clerical work is covered in this occupation unless the clerical work requires specialized experience or training that constitutes the paramount qualification requirement of the position.
Agencies that have hired a Data Transcriber
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Internal Revenue Service||316||$34,737.06|
|National Archives and Records Administration||33||$37,145.55|
|Veterans Health Administration||12||$35,141.58|
|Selective Service System||3||$45,874.67|
|Social Security Administration||3||$46,547.67|
|Indian Health Service||3||$28,390.00|
|U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service||1||$40,974.00|
Data Transcriber Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Data Transcriber is $35,115.43. The highest paid Data Transcriber made $53,590 in 2021.
Common Data Transcriber Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Data Transcriber Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||329|
|IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only||42|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$63,734.00 / 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 Data Transcriber 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|
|Equipment Operator||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Cargo Scheduling||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Language Clerical||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Engineering Technical||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Contact Representative||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Data Transcriber Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Data Transcriber was $28,702. Since then, the average pay has increased to $35,115 in 2021.
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