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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $45,564.44* *Based on the 2020 average.
37,486 EMPLOYEES
$1.56B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 8th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 37,486 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $36,721.

Government Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant 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 positions the duties of which are to perform or supervise clerical, assistant, or technician work for which no other occupation is appropriate. The work requires a knowledge of the procedures and technique involved in carrying out the work of an organization and involves application of procedures and practices within the framework of established guidelines.

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 Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of the Census 9,715 $36,720.72
Veterans Health Administration 8,815 $47,216.43
Internal Revenue Service 3,411 $39,047.51
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,610 $53,275.39
National Park Service 1,073 $44,242.69
Forest Service 860 $44,033.37
Veterans Benefits Administration 702 $44,287.84
Social Security Administration 621 $49,993.39
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 471 $61,682.38
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 416 $49,729.12
National Cemetery Administration 398 $49,018.38
National Institutes of Health 384 $60,189.12
Bureau of Land Management 338 $45,746.63
Indian Affairs 329 $48,333.99
Small Business Administration 326 $48,204.66
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 323 $50,475.28
Indian Health Service 311 $48,300.33
Food and Drug Administration 254 $51,491.47
Transportation Security Administration 247 $51,048.13
Agricultural Research Service 240 $51,314.48
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 228 $59,302.77
Drug Enforcement Administration 226 $60,071.56
Federal Aviation Administration 218 $52,934.59
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 204 $64,839.17
U.S. Coast Guard 189 $53,732.26
Citizenship and Immigration Services 187 $51,018.84
Department of Energy 186 $118,708.79
Federal Emergency Management Agency 185 $51,573.15
Natural Resources Conservation Service 182 $52,445.20
Customs and Border Protection 179 $49,283.36
National Institute of Standards and Technology 176 $58,604.13
Geological Survey 173 $51,467.14
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 141 $74,919.59
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 123 $47,734.80
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 116 $52,544.68
Bureau of Reclamation 113 $45,264.42
Department of State 104 $57,329.36
Office of Comptroller of Currency 96 $81,482.33
National Labor Relations Board 92 $56,063.62
Offices, Boards and Divisions 73 $62,423.40
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 71 $58,356.57
U.S. Marshals Service 70 $50,856.51
Agricultural Marketing Service 68 $47,428.84
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 63 $78,950.78
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 57 $59,642.26
Environmental Protection Agency 56 $64,247.61
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 54 $56,438.37
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 53 $49,602.52
Patent and Trademark Office 52 $57,341.10
Office of the Director 51 $59,170.55
Federal Communications Commission 50 $69,739.82
Federal Highway Administration 48 $61,181.33
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 45 $54,085.84
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 43 $51,746.84
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 42 $53,591.07
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 41 $52,192.51
Maritime Administration 36 $60,358.56
Office of Personnel Management 32 $52,999.25
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 30 $53,654.23
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 30 $51,745.27
Corporation for National and Community Service 28 $48,147.57
Food Safety and Inspection Service 27 $52,512.22
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 26 $55,399.04
Public Buildings Service 26 $51,348.12
Mine Safety and Health Administration 25 $53,621.24
National Science Foundation 25 $54,603.44
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 23 $56,828.70
Securities and Exchange Commission 23 $81,252.43
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 22 $54,108.64
Farm Service Agency 22 $51,566.45
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 22 $79,446.09
Office of Secretary of Transportation 22 $63,878.64
National Archives and Records Administration 21 $41,218.57
National Credit Union Administration 20 $0.00
Railroad Retirement Board 20 $56,272.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 19 $60,143.53
Departmental Administration 19 $58,600.11
Federal Election Commission 18 $63,603.50
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 18 $66,323.56
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 18 $55,516.44
U.S. Secret Service 17 $59,138.50
Food and Nutrition Service 17 $56,573.06
Peace Corps 17 $61,046.65
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 16 $70,840.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 16 $48,458.00
Program Support Center 16 $51,247.63
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 16 $41,427.75
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 16 $59,714.56
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 16 $52,374.63
Government Printing Office 16 $52,995.38
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 16 $54,740.81
Fpac Business Center 15 $56,085.40
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 15 $63,966.40
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 14 $52,673.43
Office for Civil Rights 14 $51,353.43
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 13 $46,056.00
Office of Management and Budget 13 $86,195.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 13 $54,266.31
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 13 $59,559.62
Employment and Training Administration 13 $59,796.77
Office of Labor-Management Standards 13 $60,092.23
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 13 $61,436.62
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 12 $57,218.42
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 12 $65,592.58
U.S. Mint 12 $58,097.50
Foreign Agricultural Service 12 $61,678.17
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 12 $48,138.75
Export-Import Bank of the United States 12 $81,281.67
Pretrial Services Agency 12 $59,912.67
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 11 $72,985.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 11 $61,441.09
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 11 $58,736.91
Federal Student Aid 11 $63,049.45
National Endowment for the Humanities 11 $51,860.55
U.S. Agency for International Development 11 $64,420.64
Selective Service System 10 $56,237.10
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 10 $55,759.10
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 10 $67,217.20
Presidio Trust 10 $73,071.30
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 10 $73,384.10
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 10 $53,632.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 9 $63,836.33
National Gallery of Art 9 $59,164.11
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 9 $53,201.44
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $58,169.56
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 9 $100,625.11
Bureau of Labor Statistics 9 $60,282.78
Farm Credit Administration 9 $0.00
Office of Administrative Services 9 $57,414.22
Board of Veterans Appeals 9 $45,719.44
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $48,787.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 8 $69,589.50
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $64,496.50
Veterans Employment and Training Service 8 $57,188.38
Offices of the Regional Administrators 8 $9,484.14
Administration for Children and Families 8 $58,505.25
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 7 $48,958.29
Rural Housing Service 7 $47,574.43
Risk Management Agency 7 $58,167.57
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 7 $67,375.57
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 7 $59,721.71
Wage and Hour Division 7 $56,188.57
Office of Administration 7 $52,377.29
Federal Transit Administration 7 $60,330.86
Langley Research Center 6 $53,909.67
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 6 $55,818.33
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 6 $58,639.50
Departmental Offices 6 $54,112.50
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 6 $67,699.50
International-American Foundation 6 $50,561.17
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 6 $68,261.50
Federal Trade Commission 6 $69,336.83
National Appeals Division 6 $55,765.33
National Protection and Programs Directorate 5 $38,622.20
Goddard Space Flight Center 5 $68,071.40
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $62,935.60
U.S. Trustee Program 5 $59,760.40
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 5 $60,381.00
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 5 $65,019.40
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 5 $58,769.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 5 $67,649.40
Headquarters, Nasa 5 $70,764.40
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 4 $59,038.50
Federal Maritime Commission 4 $66,669.50
Office of National Drug Control Policy 4 $83,746.25
Armed Forces Retirement Home 4 $61,124.50
International Trade Administration 4 $63,256.75
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $57,230.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $50,581.75
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 4 $58,063.25
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $57,237.25
Federal Housing Finance Agency 4 $79,988.75
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $84,199.75
Office of Secretary of Labor 4 $64,423.50
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 4 $60,661.25
Election Assistance Commission 4 $78,441.50
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 3 $51,240.67
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $44,796.33
Minority Business Development Agency 3 $56,346.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 3 $68,731.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 3 $54,936.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $66,766.33
Government National Mortgage Association 3 $66,811.00
Ames Research Center 3 $79,099.33
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $84,986.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $54,049.33
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $51,082.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 3 $54,298.67
Employee Benefits Security Administration 3 $62,020.67
Office of Communications and Outreach 3 $60,723.00
Trade and Development Agency 3 $70,141.33
Office of Special Counsel 3 $63,468.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $55,883.00
Administration for Community Living 2 $74,367.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 2 $62,603.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $62,254.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $51,123.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $82,794.50
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $61,088.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $61,645.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental Affairs 2 $81,313.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 2 $73,156.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 2 $70,072.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $70,331.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $65,580.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $93,638.00
Economic Development Administration 2 $57,731.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $77,651.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $61,522.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 2 $64,872.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $75,842.50
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 2 $51,654.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 2 $75,288.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $71,011.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $57,479.00
National Security Council 2 $51,100.00
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $62,572.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $85,231.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $69,761.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $56,600.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $75,411.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $71,442.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 1 $63,267.00
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 1 $74,549.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $56,780.00
Civil Rights 1 $54,019.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $55,158.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $63,267.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $53,536.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $77,396.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $75,411.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $28,672.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $66,478.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $64,572.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $80,860.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $85,231.00
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness 1 $0.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $85,231.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $70,072.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $56,939.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $68,275.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $59,233.00
Office of Justice Programs 1 $70,072.00
Women's Bureau 1 $63,267.00
Denali Commission 1 $62,874.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $70,072.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 1 $48,670.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $63,267.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $60,023.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $45,408.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $56,939.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 1 $34,916.00
Immediate Office Assistant Secretary Congress & Legislation Affairs 1 $68,275.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $45,564.44. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $170,800 in 2020.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 30,017
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5,238
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 423
ZS - Administrative Support 273
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 254
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 247
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 159
CG - Corporate Graded 141
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 125
VC - Canteen Service 101
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 96
CE - Contract Education--year Long 71
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 66
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 59
CY - Contract Education--school Year 45
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 28
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 23
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 22
NU - Employees In The National Nuclear Security Administration's Technician And Administrative Support Career Path 22
CU - Credit Union Employees 20
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 17
PG - Printing Office Grades 15
VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial 9
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 9
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 4
NA - Nonappropriated Funds - Nonsupervisory And Nonleader - Federal Wage System 1
PU - Government Printing Office, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 1

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 Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant 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
Electronics TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Supply Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Animal Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Office Automation Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was $34,088. Since then, the average pay has increased to $45,564 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0303.

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