Messenger - Federal Salaries of 2020
Pay Rates for "Messenger"How much does a Messenger in the federal government get paid? $35,326.50* *Based on the 2020 average.
Messenger was the 509th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 9 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Messenger, with an average salary of $37,309.
Government Messenger jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Messenger 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.
This occupation includes all classes of positions the primary duties of which are to supervise or perform general messenger work, such as receiving, delivering, and collecting incoming and outgoing mail or other documents or items, including correspondence, memoranda, publications, records, files, packages, and other similar material. Positions in this occupation may also involve the performance of light manual or mechanical work, or general office tasks of a simple and routine nature, or the operation of a motor vehicle.
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 Messenger
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|Veterans Health Administration||5||$37,308.60|
|Agricultural Research Service||1||$32,064.00|
|Indian Health Service||1||$32,064.00|
|Customs and Border Protection||1||$0.00|
Messenger Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Messenger is $35,326.50. The highest paid Messenger made $43,616 in 2020.
Common Messenger Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Messenger Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||9|
|Starting Paygrade:||$20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10|
|Category:||Clerical and Administrative Support|
|Occupation Family:||0300 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE, CLERICAL, AND OFFICE SERVICES GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade
GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Messenger 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|
|Medical Records Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Communications Clerical||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Supply Clerical and Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Financial Clerical and Technician||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Physical Science Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Messenger Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020
In 2004, the average pay for a Messenger was $24,214. Since then, the average pay has increased to $35,327 in 2020.
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