Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $43,514.48* *Based on the 2018 average.
39,975 EMPLOYEES
$1.6B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 7th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 39,975 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $33,762.

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 10,066 $33,762.32
Veterans Health Administration 8,987 $44,682.22
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3,096 $46,729.69
Internal Revenue Service 2,360 $37,315.75
National Park Service 1,144 $41,147.90
Forest Service 870 $42,234.40
Social Security Administration 836 $46,511.77
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 790 $59,529.39
National Institutes of Health 587 $54,606.94
Small Business Administration 556 $42,548.38
Veterans Benefits Administration 493 $43,692.51
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 469 $47,367.64
National Cemetery Administration 377 $45,448.07
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 361 $46,907.96
Indian Affairs 359 $45,001.84
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 322 $45,958.43
Food and Drug Administration 314 $49,205.56
Federal Aviation Administration 291 $48,677.22
Bureau of Land Management 282 $43,519.26
Indian Health Service 280 $45,263.19
Drug Enforcement Administration 264 $54,925.46
Transportation Security Administration 263 $46,495.39
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 259 $45,546.75
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 252 $56,197.40
Natural Resources Conservation Service 237 $51,045.16
U.S. Coast Guard 226 $50,712.22
Department of Energy 217 $97,251.43
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 215 $48,313.31
Agricultural Research Service 207 $50,923.05
Geological Survey 188 $49,705.22
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 179 $69,993.35
Federal Emergency Management Agency 173 $49,576.87
National Institute of Standards and Technology 166 $53,984.87
Office of Comptroller of Currency 144 $74,030.74
Department of State 143 $54,061.37
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 140 $62,937.00
Bureau of Reclamation 134 $43,007.28
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 118 $50,618.78
U.S. Marshals Service 94 $50,692.66
Federal Highway Administration 92 $53,956.55
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 86 $51,134.54
Agricultural Marketing Service 85 $47,514.85
Environmental Protection Agency 81 $59,041.59
Offices, Boards and Divisions 79 $56,724.16
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 79 $72,783.30
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 78 $46,354.97
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 73 $49,888.66
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 73 $53,688.73
Office of the Director 72 $53,096.42
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 68 $51,445.12
Office of Personnel Management 65 $46,939.95
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 65 $50,316.23
Federal Communications Commission 60 $63,092.78
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 58 $48,884.57
National Labor Relations Board 54 $52,088.33
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 48 $52,312.21
Patent and Trademark Office 42 $56,665.69
Public Buildings Service 42 $47,016.05
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 42 $50,939.07
Railroad Retirement Board 41 $42,963.80
Federal Student Aid 38 $55,478.16
National Science Foundation 37 $50,278.54
Maritime Administration 37 $53,700.16
U.S. Secret Service 37 $56,887.73
Farm Service Agency 36 $50,455.75
National Credit Union Administration 35 $952.27
Securities and Exchange Commission 35 $73,157.40
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 35 $52,345.83
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 34 $75,226.12
Office of Secretary of Transportation 34 $56,295.97
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 32 $49,081.34
Corporation for National and Community Service 32 $44,168.38
Peace Corps 32 $52,836.53
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 31 $51,353.77
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 30 $55,300.63
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 30 $55,295.53
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 29 $52,569.10
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 29 $51,193.41
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 29 $49,400.21
Food Safety and Inspection Service 28 $51,737.79
Food and Nutrition Service 26 $50,847.88
National Archives and Records Administration 26 $39,216.58
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 26 $50,984.92
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 26 $54,831.73
Foreign Agricultural Service 24 $56,651.87
Presidio Trust 24 $54,586.08
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 23 $50,625.83
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 22 $51,402.00
Departmental Administration 22 $54,706.73
Government Printing Office 22 $50,147.68
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 21 $70,075.10
Mine Safety and Health Administration 21 $47,684.95
Export-Import Bank of the United States 21 $75,782.86
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 19 $56,792.37
Executive Office for Immigration Review 19 $50,140.21
Employment and Training Administration 19 $53,521.21
Selective Service System 19 $53,636.58
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 18 $53,609.28
U.S. Mint 18 $54,383.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $54,749.89
Pretrial Services Agency 18 $55,598.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 17 $48,030.59
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 17 $53,991.35
Langley Research Center 17 $50,928.88
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 17 $63,650.06
Veterans Employment and Training Service 16 $51,142.88
Rural Housing Service 16 $45,173.69
Federal Railroad Administration 16 $54,797.88
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 16 $63,884.94
Federal Election Commission 16 $62,192.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 16 $58,574.44
Assistant Secretary for Administration 15 $57,757.60
Office of Management and Budget 15 $81,388.93
Agency for International Development 14 $59,155.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 14 $45,482.00
Risk Management Agency 14 $54,481.50
Federal Transit Administration 14 $59,229.79
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 14 $51,289.29
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 14 $50,353.43
Headquarters, Nasa 14 $63,016.79
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 13 $41,523.25
Administration for Children and Families 13 $54,131.15
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 13 $63,409.46
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 13 $65,937.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 13 $60,304.08
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 13 $57,040.38
Rural Utilities Service 13 $51,474.62
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 13 $54,135.77
Wage and Hour Division 13 $50,346.54
Office for Civil Rights 13 $45,450.77
Bureau of Labor Statistics 12 $55,551.92
Program Support Center 12 $51,144.75
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 12 $43,747.67
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 11 $62,519.45
Farm Credit Administration 11 $79,074.36
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 11 $51,775.91
Health Resources and Services Administration 11 $58,210.18
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 10 $57,824.50
Office of Administrative Services 10 $53,036.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 10 $9,485.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 10 $48,923.90
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 10 $70,397.70
National Gallery of Art 10 $58,881.90
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 10 $88,900.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 10 $44,298.50
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 10 $57,429.40
Federal Trade Commission 10 $62,183.60
Office of Secretary of Labor 9 $61,953.22
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $59,005.89
Federal Acquisition Service 9 $51,927.22
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 8 $53,760.75
Departmental Offices 8 $50,714.13
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 8 $69,474.88
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 8 $62,570.25
Federal Maritime Commission 8 $52,023.75
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 8 $65,538.00
National Appeals Division 8 $50,443.38
National Endowment for the Humanities 8 $55,065.38
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 8 $61,147.88
U.S. Trustee Program 8 $55,041.75
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 8 $52,482.33
Armed Forces Retirement Home 7 $56,824.86
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 7 $57,476.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 7 $55,337.43
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 7 $55,096.14
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 7 $48,468.14
Office of Special Counsel 7 $59,138.57
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 7 $50,859.57
U.S. International Trade Commission 6 $59,694.17
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 6 $50,113.33
Economic Research Service 6 $67,701.00
International Trade Administration 6 $58,549.83
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 5 $66,060.60
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $47,777.20
Ames Research Center 5 $72,042.60
Goddard Space Flight Center 5 $63,025.20
Office of National Drug Control Policy 5 $74,190.80
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $43,797.00
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
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 5 $47,171.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 5 $38,739.20
International-American Foundation 4 $45,951.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $54,140.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 4 $57,409.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 4 $50,623.50
Office of Communications and Outreach 4 $53,181.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $52,253.25
Office of Postsecondary Education 4 $63,173.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $43,967.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 4 $43,866.25
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $49,740.50
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 4 $56,254.25
Federal Housing Finance Agency 4 $72,081.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $75,164.75
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $46,414.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 4 $55,771.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $54,574.00
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
National Agricultural Statistics Service 3 $55,389.00
Civil Rights 3 $57,290.00
Minority Business Development Agency 3 $50,584.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $64,715.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 3 $56,378.00
Office of Innovation and Improvement 3 $49,493.33
Office of Administration 3 $50,769.00
Trade and Development Agency 3 $63,536.33
Administration for Community Living 3 $57,277.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 3 $60,191.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $56,180.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $85,351.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 2 $74,076.00
Economic Development Administration 2 $52,734.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 2 $65,048.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $71,701.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $56,570.00
Office of Justice Programs 2 $59,393.50
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 2 $68,051.50
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $63,281.50
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $52,893.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 2 $59,368.50
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $89,858.50
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 2 $44,846.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $58,428.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 2 $61,052.50
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $64,039.50
Surface Transportation Board 2 $59,723.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 2 $51,982.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $57,235.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $56,231.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $64,699.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $61,382.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $51,230.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $58,428.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $78,703.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $96,666.00
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 1 $56,364.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $71,467.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $78,703.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $54,809.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $69,634.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $67,801.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $51,230.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $59,723.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $71,467.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $41,494.00
National Technical Information Service 1 $52,579.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $76,685.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $52,579.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Labor) 1 $50,935.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $63,251.00
Immediate Office Assistant Secretary Congress & Legislation Affairs 1 $61,382.00
Women's Bureau 1 $58,428.00
National Security Council 1 $47,893.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $58,442.00
Denali Commission 1 $53,945.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $67,801.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $64,699.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $49,437.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 1 $64,699.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 1 $65,969.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 1 $58,428.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $64,136.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $64,699.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $47,938.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $43,514.48. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $162,647 in 2018.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 33,862
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3,525
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 728
ZS - Administrative Support 278
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 263
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 235
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 181
CG - Corporate Graded 179
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 144
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 87
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 77
CE - Contract Education--year Long 71
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 56
CY - Contract Education--school Year 51
CU - Credit Union Employees 35
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 35
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 34
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 32
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 32
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 23
PG - Printing Office Grades 21
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 11
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 10
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 4
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,048.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,809.00 / 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was $34,088. Since then, the average pay has increased to $43,514 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0303.

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