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Financial Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Financial Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Financial Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $47,447.51* *Based on the 2018 average.

Financial Clerk and Assistant was the 60th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 4,844 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Financial Clerical And Assistance, with an average salary of $51,144.

Government Financial Clerical And Assistance jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Financial Clerical And Assistance 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

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 Financial Clerk and Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 2,094 $51,144.25
Veterans Health Administration 1,862 $42,445.25
Indian Health Service 138 $44,680.19
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 126 $48,806.68
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 105 $45,760.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 88 $46,088.37
Agricultural Research Service 52 $50,619.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 41 $45,806.78
National Park Service 25 $45,591.12
Office of Comptroller of Currency 23 $85,583.65
National Agricultural Statistics Service 23 $56,037.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 22 $42,884.64
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 21 $0.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 19 $45,987.95
Bureau of Land Management 18 $48,158.44
Federal Highway Administration 14 $53,212.79
U.S. Coast Guard 14 $48,563.57
Food Safety and Inspection Service 13 $42,546.46
Bureau of Reclamation 10 $46,282.40
Agricultural Marketing Service 10 $47,864.90
Natural Resources Conservation Service 10 $50,010.10
Wage and Hour Division 6 $56,257.50
Environmental Protection Agency 6 $58,993.67
Federal Emergency Management Agency 6 $51,290.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $55,458.40
National Credit Union Administration 5 $875.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 5 $54,812.20
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 4 $56,369.00
Indian Affairs 4 $47,346.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 4 $105,715.25
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 4 $51,848.25
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $50,242.25
Farm Service Agency 4 $47,218.50
Bureau of the Census 3 $53,548.00
Forest Service 3 $45,639.67
Social Security Administration 3 $49,554.00
National Institutes of Health 3 $56,945.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 2 $57,235.00
Department of Energy 2 $56,992.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $0.00
Rural Utilities Service 2 $71,467.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $54,774.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $57,819.50
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 2 $57,068.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $75,106.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 2 $52,893.00
Department of State 2 $61,563.50
Geological Survey 2 $50,551.50
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 2 $67,901.50
Maritime Administration 2 $55,620.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $60,495.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $0.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $56,943.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $52,579.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $40,615.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $59,723.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $86,747.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $47,691.00
Peace Corps 1 $53,605.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $84,488.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $64,837.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $64,949.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $49,437.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $46,562.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $64,136.00
Transportation Security Administration 1 $52,354.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $58,763.00
Program Support Center 1 $47,685.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $69,884.00
Morris K Udall 1 $43,447.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $59,773.00

Financial Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Financial Clerk and Assistant is $47,447.51. The highest paid Financial Clerk and Assistant made $141,894 in 2018.

Common Financial Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Financial Clerical And Assistance Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,644
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 161
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 23
CU - Credit Union Employees 5
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 4
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2
ZS - Administrative Support 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 1
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 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 Financial Clerical and Technician 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
Claims Assistance and ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Voucher ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Language ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Medical Supply Aide and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Financial Clerical And Assistance Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Financial Clerk and Assistant was $37,485. Since then, the average pay has increased to $47,448 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 0503.

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