Lowest Paid 100 Federal Occupations in 2007

This table shows the top 100 least well-paid occupations in the federal government in 2007, ranked by average pay. In 2007, the worst paying job was "Deck Midshipman," with an average yearly pay of $10,371. The second worst paying job, "Barbering," follows with an average of $16,605, which is a 60.11% increase.

Rank Occupation Title Average Pay Lowest Paid Individual
1 Deck Midshipman $10,371.00 $10,371
2 Barber $16,604.67 $100
3 Sales Store Cleric $19,522.79 $14,254
4 Agricultural Commodity Aid $24,100.88 $21,061
5 Messenger $26,651.47 $21,061
6 Miscellaneous Food Preparer and Server $27,058.00 $21,934
7 Quality Inspection Student Trainee $27,329.50 $25,797
8 Plant Protection Technician $27,680.64 $18,698
9 Administration and Office Support Student Trainee $27,865.32 $16,630
10 Laundry Worker $28,412.90 $16,905
11 Food Service Worker $28,428.40 $14,212
12 Guide $28,854.92 $19,520
13 Laborer $29,091.29 $16,905
14 Custodial Worker $29,331.38 $16,821
15 Insects Production Worker $29,334.38 $20,160
16 Information Receptionist $29,403.23 $20,401
17 Ordinary Seaman $29,736.00 $29,489
18 Wiper $29,941.57 $29,489
19 Biological Science Student Trainee $30,070.21 $16,630
20 Clerk-Typist $30,105.35 $18,732
21 Transportation Student Trainee $30,873.20 $23,992
22 Ofc Automation Cleric and Assistant $30,974.39 $16,630
23 Medical and Health Student Trainee $31,270.77 $8,632
24 Telephone Operator $31,563.25 $22,980
25 Data Transcriber $31,805.62 $21,061
26 Mail and File Employee $31,819.54 $72
27 Library and Archives Student Trainee $31,957.41 $23,746
28 Financial Management Student Trainee $32,028.72 $19,722
29 Business and Industry Student Trainee $32,185.26 $500
30 Recreation Aid and Assistant $32,953.94 $18,732
31 Second Cook $33,004.26 $32,807
32 Investigation Student Trainee $33,090.33 $22,902
33 Nursing Assistant $33,109.19 $100
34 Human Resources Management Student Trainne $33,236.61 $18,920
35 Engineer and Architecture Student Trainee $33,258.53 $500
36 Supply Student Trainee $33,259.00 $28,746
37 Range Technician $33,517.24 $21,061
38 General Student Trainee $33,577.50 $22,902
39 Oiler Diesel $33,601.00 $33,601
40 Information and Arts Student Trainee $33,623.88 $22,980
41 Physical Science Student Trainee $33,701.88 $20,401
42 Legal Occupations Student Trainee $33,845.08 $22,223
43 Able Seaman $33,885.38 $31,737
44 Miscellaneous Personal Services $34,060.00 $33,455
45 Medical Support Assistant $34,073.08 $18,732
46 Miscellaneous Vessel Jobs $34,124.98 $29,489
47 Oiler $34,349.71 $34,172
48 Sewing Machine Operator $34,350.58 $24,167
49 Second Radio Electronics Technician $34,602.00 $34,602
50 Equipment Operator $34,608.41 $22,980
51 Miscellaneous Transportation/Mobile Equipment Operator $34,757.85 $23,980
52 Statistical Assistant $34,822.46 $25,278
53 Compliance Inspector $35,055.66 $22,902
54 Security Guard $35,100.67 $17,253
55 Laboratory Worker $35,147.81 $23,333
56 Forestry Technician $35,293.72 $742
57 Insurance Accountant $35,316.44 $28,862
58 Dispatcher $35,397.60 $22,980
59 Biological Science Technician $35,585.42 $16,630
60 Mechanical Parts Repairman $35,604.40 $33,434
61 Correspondence Clerk $35,665.64 $26,656
62 Able Seaman (Maintenance) $35,712.71 $35,457
63 Medical Technician $35,818.16 $600
64 Dental Assistant $35,847.01 $21,061
65 Autopsy Assistant $35,865.26 $27,481
66 Cash Processer $35,871.82 $22,980
67 Laboratory Support Worker $36,365.50 $23,395
68 Animal Caretaker $36,511.99 $24,835
69 Equipment and Facilities Management Student Trainee $36,593.00 $29,824
70 Pharmacy Technician $36,618.93 $300
71 Information Technology Student Trainee $36,725.09 $21,061
72 Engine Utilityman $36,828.00 $36,654
73 Medical Supply Aide and Technician $36,891.27 $18,732
74 Education Student Trainee $37,042.29 $25,797
75 Telecommunications Processer $37,348.52 $23,746
76 Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant $37,497.45 $200
77 Social Science Aid and Technician $37,560.12 $18,698
78 Rubber Equipment Repairman $37,629.00 $37,629
79 Irrigation System Operator $37,814.26 $22,980
80 Cemetery Caretaker $37,954.30 $22,289
81 Health Aid and Technician $37,967.40 $18,732
82 Social Services Aid and Assistant $37,985.86 $21,061
83 Laundry Machine Operator $38,007.07 $19,493
84 Miscellaneous Plant and Animal Work $38,012.23 $24,647
85 Education and Training Technician $38,178.62 $16,719
86 Voucher Examiner $38,279.37 $22,980
87 Soil Conservation Technician $38,318.06 $18,698
88 Supply Cleric and Technician $38,371.87 $15,694
89 Communications Cleric $38,604.58 $26,656
90 Meatcutter $39,204.00 $26,296
91 Claims Assistance and Examining Personnel $39,294.78 $21,061
92 Social Science Student Trainee $39,475.88 $19,720
93 Language Cleric $39,527.56 $30,094
94 Seaman/Fisherman $39,688.98 $30,014
95 Baker $39,820.00 $39,820
96 Farmer $39,974.10 $20,953
97 Food Inspector $40,018.77 $22,980
98 Survey Technician $40,124.41 $18,732
99 Mobile Equipment Servicing $40,131.76 $29,385
100 Tractor Operator $40,159.16 $25,607

Data Sources

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