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Financial Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Financial Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Financial Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $49,470.45* *Based on the 2020 average.

Financial Clerk and Assistant was the 59th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 5,098 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Financial Clerical And Assistance, with an average salary of $51,409.

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 2,278 $51,408.60
Veterans Health Administration 1,970 $45,876.69
Indian Health Service 141 $48,185.89
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 128 $49,705.09
Veterans Benefits Administration 105 $46,962.68
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 89 $53,627.65
Agricultural Research Service 57 $52,711.60
Office of Comptroller of Currency 48 $85,067.71
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 28 $41,764.61
National Park Service 28 $47,627.29
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 26 $51,933.96
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 21 $0.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 20 $57,823.60
U.S. Coast Guard 14 $51,440.86
Bureau of Land Management 13 $49,981.69
National Credit Union Administration 12 $0.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 12 $48,164.08
Federal Highway Administration 11 $57,016.27
Agricultural Marketing Service 10 $57,365.10
Environmental Protection Agency 10 $62,501.70
Bureau of Reclamation 10 $49,308.40
Federal Emergency Management Agency 7 $48,206.00
Fpac Business Center 5 $53,854.20
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $47,133.75
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 4 $61,110.50
Forest Service 3 $45,265.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 3 $63,811.33
Bureau of the Census 3 $54,246.67
Drug Enforcement Administration 3 $64,682.00
Transportation Security Administration 2 $58,664.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 2 $74,419.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2 $0.00
Geological Survey 2 $59,657.00
Indian Affairs 2 $53,890.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $77,396.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $77,396.00
Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Foundation 1 $51,316.00
Department of Energy 1 $59,999.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $56,939.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $60,600.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $59,233.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $53,901.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $62,269.00
Program Support Center 1 $52,426.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $92,961.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $66,478.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $39,291.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 1 $69,637.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $70,072.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $59,291.00
Maritime Administration 1 $44,381.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $71,442.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 1 $46,133.00
Social Security Administration 1 $65,488.00
Department of State 1 $63,267.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 1 $63,267.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $73,227.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $57,885.00

Financial Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Financial Clerk and Assistant is $49,470.45. The highest paid Financial Clerk and Assistant made $135,130 in 2020.

Common Financial Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Financial Clerical And Assistance Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,855
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 172
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 48
CU - Credit Union Employees 12
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 6
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 2
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 1
MC - Employees Of The Millennium Challenge Corporation Appointed Under Public Law 108-199 Only. 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $61,227.00 / 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 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Financial Clerk and Assistant was $37,485. Since then, the average pay has increased to $49,470 in 2020.

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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