Legal Instruments Examiner - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Legal Instruments Examiner"

How much does a Legal Instruments Examiner in the federal government get paid? $54,591.45* *Based on the 2012 average.

Legal Instruments Examiner was the 117th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 1,979 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Patent and Trademark Office hired the most employees titled Legal Instruments Examining, with an average salary of $59,264.

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 418 $59,263.76
Federal Bureau of Investigation 396 $53,443.28
Veterans Benefits Administration 258 $50,650.79
U.S. Coast Guard 145 $47,879.17
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 121 $57,312.13
Federal Aviation Administration 120 $60,129.38
Indian Affairs 117 $50,080.56
Bureau of Land Management 56 $45,267.71
Bureau of the Public Debt 55 $45,015.20
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 49 $60,302.63
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 29 $51,092.97
Food and Drug Administration 29 $58,933.90
Executive Office for Immigration Review 26 $62,200.12
Forest Service 20 $51,338.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 18 $55,643.28
Social Security Administration 17 $62,028.12
Securities and Exchange Commission 16 $72,347.13
Internal Revenue Service 14 $52,534.14
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 12 $50,098.50
Office of Comptroller of Currency 12 $65,522.25
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 10 $57,185.30
Agricultural Marketing Service 9 $52,234.33
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $63,737.17
Natural Resources Conservation Service 5 $45,127.40
National Park Service 3 $54,599.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $53,821.67
Department of State 3 $83,000.67
Office of Secretary of Transportation 3 $63,099.33
Department of Energy 2 $63,257.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $57,947.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $51,418.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 1 $55,272.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $70,095.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $55,070.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $61,245.00

Legal Instruments Examiner Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Legal Instruments Examiner is $54,591.45. The highest paid Legal Instruments Examiner made $112,774 in 2012.

Common Legal Instruments Examiner Payscales

Payscale Number of Legal Instruments Examining Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,762
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 69
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 65
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 51
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 16
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 12
ZS - Administrative Support 4

Starting Paygrade: $19,543.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,316.00 / 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Legal Instruments Examiner was $44,634. Since then, the average pay has increased to $56,680 in 2018.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0963.

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