Fingerprint Identifier - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Fingerprint Identifier"How much does a Fingerprint Identifier in the federal government get paid? $124,646.56* *Based on the 2020 average.
Fingerprint Identifier was the 397th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 67 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration hired the most employees titled Fingerprint Identification, with an average salary of $136,099.
Government Fingerprint Identification jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Fingerprint Identification 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 classifying, searching, verifying, and filing fingerprints and other vestigial prints (such as footprints or palm prints) for identifying persons. The work requires a knowledge of the methods used in fingerprint classification and identification.
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 Fingerprint Identifier
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Drug Enforcement Administration||13||$136,099.00|
|U.S. Secret Service||13||$116,572.69|
|Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives||10||$135,221.00|
|Immigration and Customs Enforcement||9||$140,553.89|
|Customs and Border Protection||7||$0.00|
|Federal Bureau of Investigation||5||$145,587.00|
|Internal Revenue Service||5||$121,469.60|
|Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration||3||$124,539.67|
|Office Secretary Health and Human Services||2||$65,392.00|
Fingerprint Identifier Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Fingerprint Identifier is $124,646.56. The highest paid Fingerprint Identifier made $157,709 in 2020.
Common Fingerprint Identifier Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Fingerprint Identification Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||66|
|IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions 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|
|Occupation Family:||0000 MISCELLANEOUS OCCUPATIONS GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Fingerprint Identification 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|
|Correspondence Clerk||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Military Pay||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Computer Operation||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Consumer Safety Inspection||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Purchasing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Fingerprint Identification Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Fingerprint Identifier was $50,896. Since then, the average pay has increased to $124,647 in 2020.
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