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Lowest Paid 100 Federal Occupations in 2020

This table shows the top 100 least well-paid occupations in the federal government in 2020, ranked by average pay. In 2020, the worst paying job was "Sales Store Clerical," with an average yearly pay of $27,299. The second worst paying job, "Education Student Trainee," follows with an average of $30,295, which is a 10.97% increase.

Rank Occupation Title Average Pay Lowest Paid Individual
1 Sales Store Clerk $27,298.77 $18,178
2 Education Student Trainee $30,294.76 $25,500
3 Agricultural Commodity Aid $31,064.83 $25,479
4 Supply Student Trainee $33,559.75 $22,660
5 Biological Science Student Trainee $33,618.94 $22,660
6 Information Receptionist $33,651.52 $25,479
7 Information and Arts Student Trainee $33,948.22 $25,479
8 Miscellaneous Personal Services $34,224.84 $21,267
9 Data Transcriber $34,338.72 $25,738
10 Laundry Worker $34,846.62 $20,557
11 Miscellaneous Food Preparer and Server $34,972.43 $29,948
12 Messenger $35,326.50 $31,941
13 $35,591.13 $22,660
14 Business and Industry Student Trainee $35,659.88 $25,479
15 Custodial Worker $36,100.16 $20,557
16 Language Clerk $36,264.00 $31,704
17 Wiper $36,273.00 $36,273
18 General Student Trainee $36,770.50 $22,660
19 Food Service Worker $36,788.88 $18,887
20 Plant Protection Technician $37,260.70 $25,479
21 Mail and File Employee $37,595.91 $25,967
22 Telephone Operator $37,959.15 $27,800
23 Laboratory Worker $38,776.47 $34,310
24 Laborer $38,802.60 $21,580
25 Community Planning Technician $38,921.00 $38,921
26 Physical Science Student Trainee $39,001.13 $27,800
27 $39,022.13 $30,481
28 Medical and Health Student Trainee $39,076.25 $26,580
29 Guide $39,092.75 $27,800
30 Transportation Student Trainee $39,419.38 $31,208
31 Statistical Assistant $39,869.48 $31,208
32 Second Cook $40,600.14 $40,355
33 Investigation Student Trainee $40,684.37 $31,526
34 Financial Management Student Trainee $41,174.41 $25,479
35 Nursing Assistant $41,195.24 $27,800
36 Sewing Machine Operator $41,342.86 $30,115
37 Insects Production Worker $41,627.56 $27,131
38 Clerk-Typist $41,892.75 $30,265
39 Information Technology Student Trainee $41,922.27 $25,500
40 Oiler $42,413.10 $42,039
41 $42,475.20 $35,889
42 Library and Archives Student Trainee $42,586.50 $31,208
43 Medical Technician $42,817.41 $27,800
44 Equipment Operator $42,932.21 $31,208
45 Cash Processer $43,780.22 $27,800
46 Communications Clerk $43,867.45 $31,208
47 Supply Clerk and Technician $43,950.78 $19,493
48 Medical Support Assistant $44,075.98 $27,800
49 Able Seaman $44,184.55 $43,619
50 Telecommunications Processer $44,208.48 $34,916
51 Store Worker $44,213.00 $43,389
52 $44,253.91 $25,479
53 Laundry Machine Operator $44,937.00 $24,627
54 Engine Utilityman $45,091.00 $45,091
55 Recreation Aid and Assistant $45,153.99 $29,550
56 $45,341.25 $25,479
57 Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant $45,564.44 $9,484
58 Legal Occupations Student Trainee $45,575.51 $27,800
59 Irrigation System Operator $45,866.19 $27,800
60 Miscellaneous Vessel Jobs $46,307.31 $36,273
61 $46,439.57 $27,800
62 Security Guard $46,465.10 $25,129
63 Civilian $46,588.77 $31,805
64 $46,769.63 $32,870
65 Animal Caretaker $46,854.30 $32,119
66 Dental Assistant $47,195.51 $25,479
67 Health Aid and Technician $47,306.41 $25,479
68 Biological Science Technician $47,433.58 $22,660
69 Social Services Aid and Assistant $47,493.97 $31,208
70 Transportation Clerk and Assistant $47,617.07 $31,208
71 Dispatcher $47,678.44 $31,208
72 Tax Examiner $47,825.37 $31,208
73 Economics Assistant $47,881.55 $31,284
74 Pharmacy Technician $47,886.38 $25,479
75 Work Unit Supervisor $48,379.51 $38,921
76 Farmer $48,571.33 $37,796
77 Veterinary Student Trainee $48,623.46 $27,800
78 Soil Conservation Technician $48,683.02 $27,800
79 Security Clerk and Assistant $48,722.97 $27,800
80 Forestry Technician $48,738.14 $25,479
81 Hazardous Waste Disposer $48,789.00 $40,905
82 Voucher Examiner $49,022.56 $34,916
83 Human Resources Assistance $49,038.02 $27,975
84 Social Science Student Trainee $49,112.09 $26,166
85 Cemetery Caretaker $49,364.38 $25,962
86 Food Inspector $49,387.28 $34,916
87 Tractor Operator $49,409.68 $30,491
88 Mobile Equipment Servicing $49,450.19 $41,239
89 Financial Clerk and Assistant $49,470.45 $31,208
90 Purchasing $49,595.20 $34,916
91 Unlicensed Junior Engineer $49,707.00 $49,377
92 Medical Supply Aide and Technician $49,722.10 $27,800
93 Instrument Mechanic $49,787.67 $33,371
94 Seaman/Fisherman $49,804.23 $43,619
95 Miscellaneous General Services and Support Worker $49,882.37 $27,465
96 Tools and Parts Attendant $50,201.92 $31,597
97 Motor Vehicle Operator $50,268.86 $25,420
98 Art Specialist $50,457.00 $50,457
99 Packing $50,555.26 $43,493
100 Materials Examiner and Identifier $50,738.33 $46,206

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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