Legal Instruments Examiner - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Legal Instruments Examiner"

How much does a Legal Instruments Examiner in the federal government get paid? $55,204.52* *Based on the 2016 average.

Legal Instruments Examiner was the 123rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,767 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Legal Instruments Examining, with an average salary of $52,198.

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
Federal Bureau of Investigation 470 $52,197.92
Patent and Trademark Office 354 $60,562.42
Veterans Benefits Administration 274 $51,625.22
Federal Aviation Administration 126 $58,847.40
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 119 $55,461.70
Indian Affairs 93 $52,601.17
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 67 $58,943.94
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 47 $40,475.96
Bureau of Land Management 44 $45,636.09
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 27 $53,846.85
Food and Drug Administration 22 $62,601.36
Executive Office for Immigration Review 20 $64,534.40
Social Security Administration 15 $64,824.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 10 $61,044.60
Agricultural Marketing Service 10 $52,542.90
Securities and Exchange Commission 9 $82,526.44
Office of Comptroller of Currency 9 $74,920.44
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 7 $54,592.86
Forest Service 7 $57,470.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 6 $59,015.67
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $66,647.20
Internal Revenue Service 5 $55,188.60
Natural Resources Conservation Service 4 $52,444.25
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $56,543.33
Department of Energy 3 $69,218.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 2 $52,750.50
Food and Nutrition Service 2 $48,378.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $60,557.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $67,679.00
Department of State 1 $98,289.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $60,557.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $72,820.00
National Park Service 1 $61,783.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 1 $56,976.00

Legal Instruments Examiner Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Legal Instruments Examiner is $55,204.52. The highest paid Legal Instruments Examiner made $109,465 in 2016.

Common Legal Instruments Examiner Payscales

Payscale Number of Legal Instruments Examining Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,570
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 68
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 58
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 50
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 9
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 9
ZS - Administrative Support 3

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

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.

Federal employee salaries are public information under open government laws (5 U.S.C. § 552). FederalPay provides this data in the interest of government transparency — employee data may not be used for commercial soliciting or vending of any kind. Learn more about the FederalPay Employees Dataset here.

The series code of this occupation is 0963.

** This Document Provided By - The Civil Employee's Resource **