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Freight Rate Employee - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Freight Rate Employee"

How much does a Freight Rate Employee in the federal government get paid? $58,294.28* *Based on the 2020 average.

Freight Rate Employee was the 451st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 25 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Freight Rate, with an average salary of $42,451.

Government Freight Rate jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Freight Rate 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

This occupation includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to administer, supervise, or perform work involved in the procurement of common carrier and other transportation service by rail, motor, air, water, and miscellaneous means, for the domestic and foreign movement of freight. This requires: the study and application of published classification guides, rate tariffs, dockets, agreements, contracts, and related carrier and Federal publications in the classification of freight and the determination of appropriate rates and routes. In addition to positions that determine classification, rates, and/or routes prior to shipment, this occupation includes positions engaged in the pre-audit or the post-audit of freight bills to determine the propriety of the rates paid or to be paid.

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 Freight Rate Employee

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of the Census 8 $42,450.75
Department of State 7 $69,564.43
U.S. Coast Guard 4 $58,751.50
Social Security Administration 3 $69,737.67
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $58,562.00
Government Printing Office 1 $69,457.00

Freight Rate Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Freight Rate Employee is $58,294.28. The highest paid Freight Rate Employee made $79,472 in 2020.

Common Freight Rate Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Freight Rate Employees
GS - General Schedule 16
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 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: 2100 TRANSPORTATION GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Freight Rate 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
Accounting TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Recreation Aid and AssistantTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Environmental Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Insurance AccountsClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Freight Rate Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Freight Rate Employee was $47,658. Since then, the average pay has increased to $58,294 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 2131.

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