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Lowest Paid 100 Federal Occupations in 2013

This table shows the top 100 least well-paid occupations in the federal government in 2013, ranked by average pay. In 2013, the worst paying job was "Barbering," with an average yearly pay of $400. The second worst paying job, "Sales Store Clerical," follows with an average of $21,289, which is a 5222.25% increase.

Rank Occupation Title Average Pay Lowest Paid Individual
1 Barber $400.00 $400
2 Sales Store Cleric $21,288.99 $16,571
3 Agricultural Commodity Aid $26,246.47 $22,851
4 Miscellaneous Food Preparer and Server $26,271.94 $23,479
5 Library and Archives Student Trainee $28,262.37 $21,686
6 Messenger $29,136.53 $22,851
7 Biological Science Student Trainee $30,228.05 $20,324
8 Copyright and Patent Student Trainee $30,659.00 $30,456
9 Food Service Worker $31,023.83 $16,049
10 Laundry Worker $31,068.76 $18,386
11 Administration and Office Support Student Trainee $31,311.12 $20,324
12 Quality Inspection Student Trainee $31,315.00 $31,315
13 General Student Trainee $31,769.74 $20,324
14 Custodial Worker $32,355.93 $300
15 Guide $32,446.83 $20,324
16 Wiper $32,532.00 $32,532
17 Supply Student Trainee $32,928.73 $22,851
18 Miscellaneous General Services and Support Worker $33,016.49 $19,931
19 Plant Protection Technician $33,270.18 $20,324
20 Laborer $33,395.79 $400
21 Investigation Student Trainee $33,538.27 $22,851
22 Insects Production Worker $33,799.13 $25,837
23 Physical Science Student Trainee $33,801.01 $20,324
24 Medical and Health Student Trainee $33,802.06 $3,566
25 Telephone Operator $33,894.99 $24,933
26 Information Receptionist $34,131.02 $23,294
27 Financial Management Student Trainee $34,265.49 $22,115
28 Mail and File Employee $34,641.08 $250
29 Data Transcriber $35,029.99 $25,304
30 Language Cleric $35,494.36 $24,933
31 Ordinary Seaman $35,500.00 $35,500
32 Nursing Assistant $36,066.61 $22,851
33 Engineer and Architecture Student Trainee $36,173.30 $22,851
34 Second Cook $36,364.23 $36,193
35 Sewing Machine Operator $36,661.56 $27,486
36 Miscellaneous Personal Services $36,812.75 $34,644
37 Legal Occupations Student Trainee $36,927.82 $22,851
38 Information and Arts Student Trainee $36,935.76 $24,933
39 Laboratory Worker $37,026.74 $23,082
40 Range Technician $37,187.05 $22,851
41 Store Worker $37,347.00 $36,606
42 Clerk-Typist $37,656.98 $22,115
43 Ofc Automation Cleric and Assistant $37,729.81 $332
44 Oiler $37,755.00 $37,704
45 Business and Industry Student Trainee $37,775.72 $22,851
46 Recreation Aid and Assistant $37,778.63 $20,324
47 Statistical Assistant $38,088.05 $27,990
48 Miscellaneous Vessel Jobs $38,154.84 $32,532
49 Human Resources Management Student Trainne $38,246.18 $24,865
50 Medical Support Assistant $38,469.37 $79
51 Forestry Technician $38,689.43 $20,324
52 Autopsy Assistant $38,705.23 $27,990
53 Equipment Operator $38,707.89 $743
54 Communications Cleric $38,878.53 $28,072
55 Medical Technician $39,349.04 $24,933
56 Equipment and Facilities Management Student Trainee $39,349.65 $27,990
57 Telecommunications Processer $39,446.20 $24,933
58 Transportation Student Trainee $39,476.59 $27,990
59 Irrigation System Operator $39,656.83 $24,933
60 Miscellaneous Transportation/Mobile Equipment Operator $39,673.69 $26,922
61 Cash Processer $39,712.69 $17,948
62 Information Technology Student Trainee $39,761.39 $22,865
63 Able Seaman $39,967.88 $39,120
64 Social Science Aid and Technician $39,977.10 $24,933
65 Correspondence Clerk $40,021.82 $29,855
66 Compliance Inspector $40,055.51 $27,640
67 Engine Utilityman $40,587.50 $40,442
68 Biological Science Technician $40,636.94 $20,324
69 Medical Supply Aide and Technician $40,878.82 $100
70 Dispatcher $41,093.00 $27,990
71 Animal Caretaker $41,095.43 $24,439
72 Dental Assistant $41,205.24 $22,851
73 Insurance Accountant $41,234.89 $33,026
74 Pharmacy Technician $41,256.19 $150
75 Security Guard $41,503.79 $21,087
76 Laboratory Support Worker $41,671.87 $38,505
77 Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant $41,706.53 $50
78 Supply Cleric and Technician $41,713.59 $150
79 Social Services Aid and Assistant $41,782.99 $27,990
80 Health Aid and Technician $41,914.18 $150
81 Laundry Machine Operator $41,949.66 $22,039
82 Voucher Examiner $42,404.28 $27,990
83 Security Cleric and Assistant $42,459.87 $27,990
84 Mathematician and Statistics Student Trainne $42,526.18 $24,933
85 Social Science Student Trainee $42,633.44 $21,686
86 General Telecommunications Employee $42,822.14 $31,315
87 Cemetery Caretaker $43,112.00 $23,207
88 Economics Assistant $43,156.97 $24,933
89 Claims Assistance and Examining Personnel $43,226.10 $28,056
90 Art Specialist $43,257.50 $40,084
91 Soil Conservation Technician $43,299.06 $20,324
92 Transportation Clerk and Assistant $43,344.69 $29,860
93 Education Student Trainee $43,384.54 $27,990
94 Seaman/Fisherman $43,788.45 $35,683
95 Tractor Operator $43,846.36 $24,209
96 Tools and Parts Attendant $43,910.90 $31,639
97 Civilian $44,329.99 $24,933
98 Financial Cleric and Assistant $44,406.46 $17,468
99 Motor Vehicle Operator $44,411.09 $100
100 Chief Cook $44,428.33 $42,533

Data Sources

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