Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $43,201.79* *Based on the 2016 average.
40,095 EMPLOYEES
$1.73B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 7th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 40,095 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $32,399.

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 10,163 $32,398.84
Veterans Health Administration 9,749 $42,865.41
Internal Revenue Service 2,427 $36,313.64
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,193 $48,643.29
National Park Service 1,759 $36,984.26
Forest Service 965 $40,332.95
Social Security Administration 960 $45,563.77
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 792 $56,943.23
National Institutes of Health 689 $52,350.57
Veterans Benefits Administration 559 $42,332.23
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 461 $44,681.86
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 389 $45,590.71
Food and Drug Administration 382 $46,850.90
Indian Affairs 375 $42,842.33
National Cemetery Administration 359 $43,711.43
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 356 $43,300.12
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 324 $45,349.32
Federal Aviation Administration 322 $45,023.45
Natural Resources Conservation Service 294 $47,888.63
Bureau of Land Management 274 $42,318.84
Indian Health Service 272 $43,435.61
Drug Enforcement Administration 269 $52,107.19
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 268 $65,691.84
Transportation Security Administration 268 $44,660.19
Department of Energy 265 $86,915.27
Small Business Administration 265 $44,778.94
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 263 $54,000.71
U.S. Coast Guard 261 $48,665.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 254 $47,249.79
Agricultural Research Service 221 $49,155.59
Federal Emergency Management Agency 219 $47,876.31
Geological Survey 219 $47,338.81
Office of Comptroller of Currency 176 $73,395.78
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 161 $49,750.36
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 139 $47,967.02
Bureau of Reclamation 121 $43,168.47
Environmental Protection Agency 112 $56,687.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 106 $50,868.90
U.S. Marshals Service 104 $49,019.19
Federal Highway Administration 98 $51,815.38
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 96 $48,594.71
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 95 $68,426.85
Agricultural Marketing Service 92 $45,117.64
National Agricultural Statistics Service 89 $29,794.90
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 87 $49,281.54
Offices, Boards and Divisions 84 $56,882.29
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 84 $53,028.32
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 83 $49,424.96
Federal Communications Commission 78 $57,834.35
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 78 $47,362.55
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 78 $44,461.23
Office of Personnel Management 75 $45,012.19
Office of the Director 75 $50,535.77
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 62 $47,591.37
National Labor Relations Board 61 $50,068.23
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 59 $48,154.05
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 55 $47,518.95
U.S. Secret Service 54 $54,276.46
Corporation for National and Community Service 51 $42,327.08
Peace Corps 50 $47,705.56
Public Buildings Service 50 $48,033.80
National Science Foundation 49 $50,763.63
Office of Secretary of Transportation 48 $51,045.71
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 44 $53,038.20
Food Safety and Inspection Service 44 $51,036.77
National Credit Union Administration 44 $64,120.55
Farm Service Agency 42 $49,199.31
Maritime Administration 42 $52,344.48
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 $48,988.76
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 41 $49,593.05
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 41 $500.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 41 $67,087.88
Federal Student Aid 40 $54,155.20
Patent and Trademark Office 39 $51,550.13
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 38 $52,271.39
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 38 $46,130.11
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 37 $49,584.41
Railroad Retirement Board 37 $42,446.22
National Archives and Records Administration 37 $37,729.51
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 35 $49,834.89
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 34 $54,128.65
Export-Import Bank of the United States 34 $71,012.50
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 33 $47,969.15
Food and Nutrition Service 31 $50,301.42
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 31 $48,675.48
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 30 $62,516.33
Foreign Agricultural Service 29 $58,600.28
Employment and Training Administration 27 $52,769.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 27 $47,869.67
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 25 $49,883.20
Rural Housing Service 25 $42,923.60
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 24 $48,557.88
Government Printing Office 23 $48,778.96
U.S. Mint 22 $51,889.45
Presidio Trust 22 $48,207.64
Agency for International Development 22 $50,960.64
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 22 $58,868.05
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 22 $40,036.82
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 21 $50,532.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 21 $54,194.90
Pretrial Services Agency 21 $53,137.19
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 21 $49,528.71
Executive Office for Immigration Review 21 $49,673.14
Federal Trade Commission 21 $59,231.81
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 21 $49,720.57
Selective Service System 20 $52,552.55
Veterans Employment and Training Service 20 $49,862.50
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 19 $44,468.42
National Gallery of Art 19 $51,967.68
Assistant Secretary for Administration 19 $57,384.63
Wage and Hour Division 19 $47,163.21
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 19 $63,492.11
Federal Railroad Administration 19 $50,394.58
Broadcasting Board of Governors 19 $59,692.26
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $64,853.61
Federal Transit Administration 18 $54,068.22
Office of Management and Budget 18 $73,934.39
Departmental Administration 17 $55,483.82
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 17 $60,788.41
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 16 $53,382.75
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 16 $60,901.56
Mine Safety and Health Administration 16 $44,886.75
Administration for Children and Families 16 $50,807.00
Headquarters, Nasa 15 $58,114.20
Health Resources and Services Administration 15 $54,190.07
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 15 $51,545.73
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 15 $48,060.00
Federal Election Commission 14 $59,413.14
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 14 $57,622.64
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 14 $54,321.93
U.S. Trustee Program 14 $52,890.50
Program Support Center 14 $52,050.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 14 $52,970.29
Risk Management Agency 13 $52,838.38
Bureau of Labor Statistics 13 $52,939.85
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 12 $47,707.67
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 12 $65,529.75
U.S. International Trade Commission 12 $56,771.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 12 $49,700.83
Office of Secretary of Labor 11 $59,103.09
Offices of the Regional Administrators 11 $9,485.00
Federal Acquisition Service 11 $49,990.09
National Endowment for the Humanities 11 $53,216.45
Federal Maritime Commission 11 $50,739.18
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 11 $58,408.09
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 10 $49,963.90
Langley Research Center 10 $49,506.10
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 10 $59,806.40
Board of Veterans Appeals 10 $42,345.10
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 10 $47,521.50
Office of Special Counsel 9 $50,313.44
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 9 $56,355.11
Office for Civil Rights 9 $51,859.11
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 9 $60,480.44
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 9 $54,002.89
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 9 $51,013.33
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 9 $80,372.78
Rural Utilities Service 9 $48,207.22
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 9 $50,162.67
Ames Research Center 8 $67,689.88
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $63,548.88
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 8 $65,444.75
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 8 $39,814.63
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 8 $52,482.88
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 7 $49,526.14
Economic Research Service 7 $62,748.71
International Trade Administration 7 $52,625.86
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 7 $50,191.71
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 7 $51,907.43
Goddard Space Flight Center 7 $54,987.29
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 7 $41,352.57
John F. Kennedy Space Center 7 $48,272.29
Office of Management (Department of Education) 7 $51,293.14
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 6 $45,728.67
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 6 $53,169.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 6 $51,045.50
National Appeals Division 6 $47,310.33
Valles Caldera Trust 6 $33,067.33
John C. Stennis Space Center 6 $50,321.33
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 6 $44,020.50
Departmental Offices 6 $48,803.83
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 6 $38,507.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $51,185.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $46,256.20
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 5 $54,047.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 5 $59,240.80
Employee Benefits Security Administration 5 $53,610.80
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 5 $44,557.60
Office of National Drug Control Policy 5 $68,956.40
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 5 $51,943.80
Farm Credit Administration 5 $63,982.20
Council of Economic Advisers 5 $48,000.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 5 $54,966.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 5 $62,125.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 5 $62,630.20
Office of Administration 4 $48,220.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 4 $51,148.25
International-American Foundation 4 $42,899.50
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 4 $48,670.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $69,019.50
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 4 $56,020.00
Office of Communications and Outreach 4 $49,131.50
Office of Disability Employment Policy 4 $44,232.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $64,150.25
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $41,583.75
National Technical Information Service 4 $50,187.25
Office of Innovation and Improvement 4 $42,829.75
Administration for Community Living 4 $49,089.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $50,814.50
Civil Rights 3 $43,684.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 3 $69,391.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 3 $71,192.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 3 $50,006.33
Trade and Development Agency 3 $60,425.67
Institute of Education Sciences 3 $60,277.67
Minority Business Development Agency 3 $45,036.67
Office of Justice Programs 3 $56,857.67
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 3 $49,776.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 3 $51,694.67
Office of Administrative Services 3 $45,235.67
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 3 $56,832.33
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 3 $56,354.33
National Security Council 3 $39,846.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 3 $67,577.67
Office of Field Policy and Management 2 $65,927.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $81,778.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 2 $60,881.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 2 $53,010.00
Office of Government Ethics 2 $56,830.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 2 $54,892.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 2 $55,872.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $53,699.50
Surface Transportation Board 2 $58,019.00
Dean for VA Learning University 2 $41,782.50
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $49,513.50
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $50,890.50
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $82,307.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $56,830.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $58,021.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $55,970.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 2 $63,199.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $47,883.50
Federal Labor Relations Authority 2 $65,229.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 2 $55,634.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $68,886.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $48,336.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $61,340.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 2 $69,997.50
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $0.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $35,918.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $68,465.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $62,759.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $55,970.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $64,955.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $52,454.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Labor) 1 $44,492.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $77,467.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $43,057.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 1 $55,634.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $50,374.00
Women's Bureau 1 $55,970.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $34,759.00
Veteran Employment Services Office 1 $51,666.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $75,895.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $54,535.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $40,039.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $75,695.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $39,171.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $57,224.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $69,597.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $64,955.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $50,864.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 1 $61,994.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $59,293.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $50,231.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $61,994.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 1 $61,544.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $44,492.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $40,393.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $63,199.00
Denali Commission 1 $45,377.00
Interagency Council on the Homeless 1 $43,057.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 1 $59,333.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $75,785.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $60,404.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $43,201.79. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $165,428 in 2016.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 36,285
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 958
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 765
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 266
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 258
ZS - Administrative Support 255
CG - Corporate Graded 231
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 202
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 152
VC - Canteen Service 98
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 96
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 81
CE - Contract Education--year Long 66
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 60
CY - Contract Education--school Year 50
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 47
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 46
CU - Credit Union Employees 39
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 39
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 37
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 23
PG - Printing Office Grades 21
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 8
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 7
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 4
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 1

Starting Paygrade: $18,526.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $56,229.00 / 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
Construction Control TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Sales Store ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Animal Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Management and Program Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was $34,088. Since then, the average pay has increased to $43,202 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0303.

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