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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $42,469.86* *Based on the 2017 average.
39,987 EMPLOYEES
$1.59B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 7th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 39,987 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $33,771.

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 10,097 $33,770.95
Veterans Health Administration 8,982 $44,687.15
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3,135 $12,132.44
Internal Revenue Service 2,415 $37,115.56
National Park Service 1,193 $40,865.60
Forest Service 895 $41,874.42
Social Security Administration 846 $46,433.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 794 $59,459.25
National Institutes of Health 592 $54,626.72
Small Business Administration 559 $42,564.59
Veterans Benefits Administration 481 $43,835.30
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 469 $47,070.81
National Cemetery Administration 377 $45,420.42
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 364 $46,856.37
Indian Affairs 363 $44,816.93
Food and Drug Administration 325 $49,167.53
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 311 $46,114.41
Federal Aviation Administration 292 $48,635.87
Bureau of Land Management 288 $43,409.85
Indian Health Service 280 $45,164.75
Drug Enforcement Administration 268 $29,334.92
Transportation Security Administration 266 $46,411.13
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 258 $45,361.68
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 249 $56,209.78
Natural Resources Conservation Service 237 $51,008.90
Department of Energy 221 $95,255.56
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 218 $48,468.64
Agricultural Research Service 208 $50,850.97
Geological Survey 189 $49,475.03
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 179 $69,756.96
Federal Emergency Management Agency 174 $49,638.49
National Institute of Standards and Technology 165 $52,797.22
Department of State 144 $54,151.46
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 142 $6,543.20
Office of Comptroller of Currency 141 $74,092.31
Bureau of Reclamation 135 $42,840.03
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 119 $50,657.35
Federal Highway Administration 93 $53,827.24
U.S. Marshals Service 93 $50,577.96
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 87 $50,740.52
Agricultural Marketing Service 87 $47,358.33
Environmental Protection Agency 81 $59,101.43
Offices, Boards and Divisions 81 $56,914.53
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 79 $72,764.82
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 78 $46,276.09
Office of the Director 73 $53,054.08
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 72 $53,682.76
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 72 $49,831.46
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 68 $51,318.60
Office of Personnel Management 66 $46,403.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 63 $50,381.54
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 60 $48,859.67
Federal Communications Commission 60 $62,957.25
National Labor Relations Board 54 $52,088.33
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 49 $52,335.18
Public Buildings Service 43 $46,842.51
Patent and Trademark Office 42 $55,176.43
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 42 $50,839.00
Railroad Retirement Board 41 $42,963.80
Federal Student Aid 39 $55,637.95
National Science Foundation 38 $49,670.47
U.S. Secret Service 37 $50,152.74
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 36 $266.67
Farm Service Agency 36 $50,418.08
Maritime Administration 36 $54,061.72
National Credit Union Administration 35 $70,327.63
Securities and Exchange Commission 35 $73,145.97
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 35 $52,176.14
Office of Secretary of Transportation 33 $56,644.03
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 32 $48,649.25
Corporation for National and Community Service 32 $43,925.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 31 $51,171.32
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 30 $55,218.83
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 30 $55,233.00
Peace Corps 30 $53,237.73
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 29 $51,089.86
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 29 $52,569.10
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 29 $49,213.90
Food Safety and Inspection Service 28 $51,737.79
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 26 $54,705.92
National Archives and Records Administration 26 $39,216.58
Food and Nutrition Service 26 $50,785.23
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 26 $50,927.31
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 23 $50,519.52
Foreign Agricultural Service 23 $56,586.70
Departmental Administration 22 $54,706.73
Presidio Trust 22 $54,155.73
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 22 $51,255.95
Government Printing Office 22 $50,029.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 21 $70,075.10
Mine Safety and Health Administration 21 $47,548.95
Export-Import Bank of the United States 21 $75,782.86
Employment and Training Administration 19 $53,378.79
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 19 $56,756.11
Executive Office for Immigration Review 19 $50,598.84
Pretrial Services Agency 18 $55,598.00
Selective Service System 18 $54,074.94
U.S. Mint 18 $26,665.22
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $54,749.89
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 18 $53,541.50
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 17 $63,899.71
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 17 $63,650.06
Langley Research Center 17 $50,928.88
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 17 $53,899.47
Federal Election Commission 16 $62,192.50
Rural Housing Service 16 $45,080.06
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 16 $58,358.81
Veterans Employment and Training Service 16 $50,779.69
Federal Railroad Administration 16 $54,797.88
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 16 $47,463.44
Assistant Secretary for Administration 15 $57,757.60
Office of Management and Budget 15 $81,254.40
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 14 $42,247.23
Risk Management Agency 14 $54,378.14
Agency for International Development 14 $59,083.57
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 14 $50,317.86
Headquarters, Nasa 14 $63,016.79
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 14 $45,392.79
Federal Transit Administration 14 $59,114.36
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 14 $51,173.14
Rural Utilities Service 13 $51,474.62
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 13 $53,764.23
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 13 $63,332.54
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 13 $65,937.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 13 $60,304.08
Wage and Hour Division 13 $50,252.62
Office for Civil Rights 13 $44,788.69
Administration for Children and Families 13 $54,131.15
National Gallery of Art 12 $56,774.83
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 12 $57,027.75
Bureau of Labor Statistics 12 $55,551.92
Program Support Center 12 $51,144.75
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 12 $43,635.33
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 11 $62,519.45
Farm Credit Administration 11 $78,977.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 11 $51,775.91
Health Resources and Services Administration 11 $58,210.18
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 10 $57,492.80
Offices of the Regional Administrators 10 $9,485.00
Office of Administrative Services 10 $53,036.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 10 $70,397.70
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 10 $48,923.90
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 10 $57,429.40
Federal Trade Commission 10 $62,000.30
Office of Secretary of Labor 9 $61,953.22
Federal Acquisition Service 9 $51,666.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $44,664.33
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 9 $89,991.44
National Endowment for the Humanities 8 $55,065.38
U.S. Trustee Program 8 $55,041.75
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 8 $52,482.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 8 $62,570.25
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 8 $69,474.88
Federal Maritime Commission 8 $52,023.75
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 8 $53,760.75
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 8 $65,538.00
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $60,422.75
Departmental Offices 8 $50,675.88
National Appeals Division 8 $49,846.63
U.S. International Trade Commission 7 $58,987.43
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 7 $55,096.14
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 7 $48,468.14
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 7 $61,871.29
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 7 $50,859.57
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 7 $55,337.43
Office of Special Counsel 7 $58,876.71
Armed Forces Retirement Home 7 $56,824.86
International Trade Administration 6 $58,549.83
U.S. Coast Guard 6 $47,741.33
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 6 $49,905.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 6 $58,399.50
Economic Research Service 6 $67,701.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 5 $38,739.20
Council of Economic Advisers 5 $52,800.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 5 $56,629.80
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 5 $66,373.20
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 5 $66,060.60
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $47,777.20
Goddard Space Flight Center 5 $63,025.20
Ames Research Center 5 $72,042.60
Office of National Drug Control Policy 5 $74,190.80
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $43,797.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 5 $23,685.50
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 4 $43,866.25
Federal Housing Finance Agency 4 $72,081.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $46,414.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $75,164.75
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 4 $55,771.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $49,740.50
International-American Foundation 4 $45,901.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $52,253.25
John F. Kennedy Space Center 4 $50,623.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $54,140.50
Office of Postsecondary Education 4 $63,173.50
Office of Communications and Outreach 4 $53,181.75
Office of Management (Department of Education) 4 $57,409.50
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 4 $56,254.25
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $65,347.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 3 $75,686.00
Office of Administration 3 $50,769.00
Office of Innovation and Improvement 3 $49,493.33
Trade and Development Agency 3 $63,536.33
Civil Rights 3 $57,290.00
Administration for Community Living 3 $57,277.67
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $45,426.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $64,715.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 3 $55,389.00
Minority Business Development Agency 3 $50,584.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $56,378.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $54,574.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $57,235.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $64,039.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 2 $65,048.50
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 2 $68,051.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $56,180.00
Office of Justice Programs 2 $59,393.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 2 $74,076.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 2 $59,368.50
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 2 $51,982.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $63,281.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $53,183.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 2 $61,052.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $85,351.50
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 2 $44,846.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $71,701.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $58,428.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $52,893.00
Economic Development Administration 2 $52,734.50
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $88,158.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 2 $60,050.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $59,723.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $56,570.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $64,699.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 1 $64,699.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 1 $65,969.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $58,428.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $71,467.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $51,230.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $64,699.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 1 $65,969.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $76,685.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $64,699.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $71,467.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $63,251.00
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 1 $56,364.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $69,634.00
National Security Council 1 $47,893.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $61,382.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $59,723.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $67,801.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $96,666.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $52,579.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $51,230.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $64,136.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $54,809.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $41,494.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 1 $58,428.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $78,703.00
Immediate Office Assistant Secretary Congress & Legislation Affairs 1 $61,382.00
Women's Bureau 1 $58,428.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $49,437.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $78,703.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $52,579.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Labor) 1 $49,437.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $58,442.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $67,801.00
Denali Commission 1 $53,945.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $47,938.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $42,469.86. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $162,500 in 2017.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 33,885
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3,519
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 732
ZS - Administrative Support 274
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 266
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 237
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 179
CG - Corporate Graded 179
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 141
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 87
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 75
CE - Contract Education--year Long 71
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 55
CY - Contract Education--school Year 51
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 36
CU - Credit Union Employees 35
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 35
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 32
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 30
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 22
PG - Printing Office Grades 21
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 11
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 9
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 4
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 1

Starting Paygrade: $18,785.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,015.00 / 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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was $34,088. Since then, the average pay has increased to $42,470 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0303.

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