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Legal Instruments Examiner - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Legal Instruments Examiner"

How much does a Legal Instruments Examiner in the federal government get paid? $53,772.59* *Based on the 2011 average.

Legal Instruments Examiner was the 113th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 2,089 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Patent and Trademark Office hired the most employees titled Legal Instruments Examining, with an average salary of $58,363.

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 427 $58,363.32
Federal Bureau of Investigation 398 $53,183.09
Veterans Benefits Administration 275 $49,092.49
U.S. Coast Guard 151 $45,863.76
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 133 $56,428.68
Federal Aviation Administration 127 $59,561.95
Indian Affairs 122 $48,881.39
Bureau of the Public Debt 68 $44,487.34
Bureau of Land Management 60 $45,364.25
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 53 $57,697.85
Executive Office for Immigration Review 31 $60,613.10
Food and Drug Administration 31 $58,361.26
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 30 $51,879.17
Forest Service 21 $52,090.52
Internal Revenue Service 21 $53,637.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 19 $72,443.95
Social Security Administration 18 $61,572.67
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 18 $55,360.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 12 $66,669.67
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 12 $57,359.25
Drug Enforcement Administration 11 $61,136.18
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 11 $50,583.09
Agricultural Marketing Service 9 $53,551.44
Department of State 5 $76,501.80
Natural Resources Conservation Service 5 $45,450.80
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $53,458.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $61,952.00
National Park Service 3 $53,105.33
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $62,824.00
Department of Energy 2 $63,641.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $57,087.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $51,244.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $61,270.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $51,418.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $57,367.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 1 $55,132.00
Geological Survey 1 $67,114.00

Legal Instruments Examiner Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Legal Instruments Examiner is $53,772.59. The highest paid Legal Instruments Examiner made $112,774 in 2011.

Common Legal Instruments Examiner Payscales

Payscale Number of Legal Instruments Examining Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,857
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 76
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 70
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 51
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 19
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 12
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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