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Messenger - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Messenger"

How much does a Messenger in the federal government get paid? $32,158.30* *Based on the 2018 average.

Messenger was the 520th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 10 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Messenger, with an average salary of $34,741.

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.

Job Description

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 $34,741.00
Indian Health Service 2 $28,227.50
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $33,220.00
Maritime Administration 1 $28,816.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $29,387.00

Messenger Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Messenger is $32,158.30. The highest paid Messenger made $40,699 in 2018.

Common Messenger Payscales

Payscale Number of Messenger Employees
GS - General Schedule 10

Starting Paygrade: $19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,907.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support

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 TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Communications ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Supply Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Financial Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Physical Science TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Messenger Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Messenger was $24,214. Since then, the average pay has increased to $32,158 in 2018.

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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The series code of this occupation is 0302.

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