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Lowest Paid 100 Federal Occupations in 2019

This table shows the top 100 least well-paid occupations in the federal government in 2019, ranked by average pay. In 2019, the worst paying job was "Sales Store Clerical," with an average yearly pay of $25,357. The second worst paying job, "Sales Store Clerical," follows with an average of $25,357, which is a 0% increase.

Rank Occupation Title Average Pay Lowest Paid Individual
1 Sales Store Clerk $25,357.13 $20,870
2 Sales Store Clerk $25,357.13 $20,870
3 Agricultural Commodity Aid $28,326.70 $24,773
4 Agricultural Commodity Aid $28,326.70 $24,773
5 Biological Science Student Trainee $31,119.84 $22,033
6 Biological Science Student Trainee $31,119.84 $22,033
7 Miscellaneous Food Preparer and Server $31,603.14 $27,131
8 Miscellaneous Food Preparer and Server $31,603.14 $27,131
9 Miscellaneous Personal Services $32,421.30 $20,870
10 Miscellaneous Personal Services $32,421.30 $20,870
11 Messenger $32,585.30 $24,773
12 Messenger $32,585.30 $24,773
13 Supply Student Trainee $33,204.00 $30,344
14 Supply Student Trainee $33,204.00 $30,344
15 Data Transcriber $33,416.48 $24,972
16 Data Transcriber $33,416.48 $24,972
17 General Student Trainee $33,492.34 $22,033
18 General Student Trainee $33,492.34 $22,033
19 Laundry Worker $33,705.81 $20,870
20 Laundry Worker $33,705.81 $20,870
21 Business and Industry Student Trainee $34,237.82 $24,773
22 Business and Industry Student Trainee $34,237.82 $24,773
23 $34,614.60 $22,033
24 $34,614.60 $22,033
25 Food Service Worker $34,766.65 $20,870
26 Food Service Worker $34,766.65 $20,870
27 Custodial Worker $34,835.74 $20,870
28 Custodial Worker $34,835.74 $20,870
29 Wiper $35,268.00 $35,268
30 Wiper $35,268.00 $35,268
31 Information Receptionist $35,312.78 $26,877
32 Information Receptionist $35,312.78 $26,877
33 Language Clerk $35,815.67 $29,869
34 Language Clerk $35,815.67 $29,869
35 Plant Protection Technician $35,846.51 $24,773
36 Plant Protection Technician $35,846.51 $24,773
37 Guide $35,895.83 $22,033
38 Guide $35,895.83 $22,033
39 Mail and File Employee $36,321.09 $25,156
40 Mail and File Employee $36,321.09 $25,156
41 Physical Science Student Trainee $36,804.04 $24,773
42 Physical Science Student Trainee $36,804.04 $24,773
43 Laborer $36,906.55 $20,494
44 Laborer $36,906.55 $20,494
45 Telephone Operator $37,055.94 $27,030
46 Telephone Operator $37,055.94 $27,030
47 Insects Production Worker $37,929.83 $29,051
48 Insects Production Worker $37,929.83 $29,051
49 $38,398.20 $28,177
50 $38,398.20 $28,177
51 $38,524.48 $25,475
52 $38,524.48 $25,475
53 Medical and Health Student Trainee $38,918.46 $5,006
54 Medical and Health Student Trainee $38,918.46 $5,006
55 Second Cook $39,484.00 $39,237
56 Second Cook $39,484.00 $39,237
57 Communications Clerk $39,618.36 $31,382
58 Communications Clerk $39,618.36 $31,382
59 Recreation Aid and Assistant $39,826.20 $24,773
60 Recreation Aid and Assistant $39,826.20 $24,773
61 Nursing Assistant $39,904.54 $26,877
62 Nursing Assistant $39,904.54 $26,877
63 Laboratory Worker $40,058.12 $32,140
64 Laboratory Worker $40,058.12 $32,140
65 Investigation Student Trainee $40,216.15 $30,219
66 Investigation Student Trainee $40,216.15 $30,219
67 Forestry Technician $40,300.06 $22,033
68 Forestry Technician $40,300.06 $22,033
69 Statistical Assistant $40,430.67 $30,344
70 Statistical Assistant $40,430.67 $30,344
71 Sewing Machine Operator $40,696.50 $29,218
72 Sewing Machine Operator $40,696.50 $29,218
73 Miscellaneous General Services and Support Worker $40,785.19 $26,609
74 Miscellaneous General Services and Support Worker $40,785.19 $26,609
75 Oiler $41,141.14 $40,874
76 Oiler $41,141.14 $40,874
77 Information and Arts Student Trainee $41,479.07 $27,030
78 Information and Arts Student Trainee $41,479.07 $27,030
79 Medical Technician $41,680.96 $27,154
80 Medical Technician $41,680.96 $27,154
81 Financial Management Student Trainee $42,200.77 $24,773
82 Financial Management Student Trainee $42,200.77 $24,773
83 $42,425.32 $24,633
84 $42,425.32 $24,633
85 $42,436.82 $24,773
86 $42,436.82 $24,773
87 Education Student Trainee $42,518.73 $33,925
88 Education Student Trainee $42,518.73 $33,925
89 Telecommunications Processer $42,618.44 $30,344
90 Telecommunications Processer $42,618.44 $30,344
91 Clerk-Typist $42,726.06 $35,058
92 Clerk-Typist $42,726.06 $35,058
93 Medical Support Assistant $42,749.04 $27,030
94 Medical Support Assistant $42,749.04 $27,030
95 Information Technology Student Trainee $42,759.88 $27,030
96 Information Technology Student Trainee $42,759.88 $27,030
97 Biological Science Technician $42,822.81 $22,033
98 Biological Science Technician $42,822.81 $22,033
99 $42,851.66 $27,030
100 $42,851.66 $27,030

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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