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

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: $18,785.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,015.00 / 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
Language ClericalClerical 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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