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Legal Instruments Examiner - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Legal Instruments Examiner"

How much does a Legal Instruments Examiner in the federal government get paid? $50,803.12* *Based on the 2008 average.

Legal Instruments Examiner was the 106th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 2,143 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Patent and Trademark Office hired the most employees titled Legal Instruments Examining, with an average salary of $52,586.

Government Legal Instruments Examining jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Legal Instruments Examining 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 Legal Instruments Examiner

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Patent and Trademark Office 455 $52,585.84
Federal Bureau of Investigation 393 $50,428.32
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 282 $54,014.34
Veterans Benefits Administration 137 $49,749.28
Federal Aviation Administration 131 $55,847.27
Indian Affairs 121 $45,186.83
Bureau of the Public Debt 108 $38,849.75
U.S. Coast Guard 79 $47,115.44
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 75 $49,147.63
Bureau of Land Management 66 $42,261.71
Food and Drug Administration 39 $54,468.28
Forest Service 34 $47,326.97
Executive Office for Immigration Review 25 $53,882.52
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 24 $49,536.29
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 20 $51,978.95
Securities and Exchange Commission 20 $67,004.95
Social Security Administration 20 $57,058.35
Internal Revenue Service 18 $51,701.78
Drug Enforcement Administration 15 $58,333.80
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 13 $52,026.23
Agricultural Marketing Service 12 $47,166.33
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 11 $44,742.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $58,605.25
Department of State 5 $69,776.60
National Park Service 5 $57,077.00
Agricultural Research Service 4 $57,495.75
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $50,051.50
Department of Energy 3 $57,978.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $55,326.00
Rural Utilities Service 3 $58,993.67
Natural Resources Conservation Service 2 $47,191.50
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $58,856.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $44,321.50
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $56,624.00
Geological Survey 1 $62,546.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $52,683.00
Employment Standards Administration 1 $51,809.00

Legal Instruments Examiner Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Legal Instruments Examiner is $50,803.12. The highest paid Legal Instruments Examiner made $99,557 in 2008.

Common Legal Instruments Examiner Payscales

Payscale Number of Legal Instruments Examining Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,743
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 237
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 121
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 20
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 10
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
ZS - Administrative Support 3
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,048.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,809.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support
Occupation Family: 0900 LEGAL AND KINDRED GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Legal Instruments Examining 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
Engineering TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Property Disposal Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Claims Assistance and ExaminingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Information ReceptionistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Legal Instruments Examining Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Legal Instruments Examiner was $44,634. Since then, the average pay has increased to $44,928 in 2017.

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 0963.

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