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Financial Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Financial Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Financial Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $46,436.26* *Based on the 2016 average.

Financial Clerk and Assistant was the 56th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 5,152 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Financial Clerical And Assistance, with an average salary of $48,804.

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 2,398 $48,804.24
Veterans Health Administration 1,923 $41,150.96
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 133 $47,526.49
Indian Health Service 133 $42,911.47
Veterans Benefits Administration 97 $44,238.30
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 74 $44,051.14
Agricultural Research Service 58 $47,560.10
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 48 $45,552.33
National Park Service 47 $46,881.45
Environmental Protection Agency 26 $50,201.81
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 24 $50,799.67
National Agricultural Statistics Service 24 $53,316.46
Natural Resources Conservation Service 22 $52,746.05
Federal Highway Administration 17 $48,628.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 16 $44,903.94
Food Safety and Inspection Service 15 $40,747.53
Bureau of Land Management 15 $45,442.87
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 15 $39,228.93
Agricultural Marketing Service 13 $45,765.15
U.S. Coast Guard 13 $47,354.69
Bureau of Reclamation 12 $45,107.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 9 $55,122.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 7 $53,005.71
Federal Emergency Management Agency 6 $49,672.50
National Credit Union Administration 6 $65,308.50
Peace Corps 6 $46,749.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 5 $58,847.00
Wage and Hour Division 5 $51,259.80
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 5 $68,567.40
Indian Affairs 5 $44,376.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 $56,241.75
Forest Service 4 $44,780.25
Social Security Administration 4 $49,456.50
Bureau of the Census 4 $55,134.25
Geological Survey 3 $50,757.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $41,257.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $57,279.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $49,330.67
Rural Utilities Service 3 $68,465.00
Farm Service Agency 3 $47,467.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $51,437.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $51,715.67
National Institutes of Health 3 $64,552.67
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 3 $49,112.33
Drug Enforcement Administration 2 $51,501.50
Transportation Security Administration 2 $47,441.50
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 2 $53,249.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $42,079.00
Department of Energy 2 $59,466.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $49,615.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $55,685.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $74,343.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $55,970.00
Morris K Udall 1 $39,883.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $63,994.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $47,361.00
Departmental Administration 1 $61,994.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $67,110.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $58,484.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $61,994.00
U.S. Tax Court 1 $56,634.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $44,492.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $54,875.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $63,476.00
Program Support Center 1 $45,344.00
Federal Transit Administration 1 $59,689.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $62,244.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 1 $50,374.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $83,376.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $56,366.00
Maritime Administration 1 $70,945.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 1 $55,853.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $54,501.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $46,972.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $50,374.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $40,336.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $49,296.00

Financial Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Financial Clerk and Assistant is $46,436.26. The highest paid Financial Clerk and Assistant made $137,926 in 2016.

Common Financial Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Financial Clerical And Assistance Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,935
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 176
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 17
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 6
CU - Credit Union Employees 5
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
ZS - Administrative Support 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1

Starting Paygrade: $18,526.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $56,229.00 / 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
Contact RepresentativeClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Military PayClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Editorial AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Pharmacy TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Financial Clerical And Assistance Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Financial Clerk and Assistant was $37,485. Since then, the average pay has increased to $46,436 in 2016.

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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