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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $45,699.07* *Based on the 2021 average.
38,017 EMPLOYEES
$1.58B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 7th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 38,017 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $37,356.

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.

Agencies that have hired a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of the Census 9,324 $37,356.41
Veterans Health Administration 8,558 $47,977.70
Internal Revenue Service 5,006 $37,770.61
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,696 $54,389.82
National Park Service 1,048 $45,106.23
Forest Service 801 $44,595.09
Veterans Benefits Administration 657 $45,736.49
Social Security Administration 551 $51,142.66
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 479 $62,396.18
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 440 $51,208.63
National Cemetery Administration 409 $49,226.65
National Institutes of Health 367 $60,397.19
Bureau of Land Management 325 $47,433.18
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 320 $51,898.82
Indian Health Service 298 $49,535.37
Small Business Administration 294 $50,300.08
Federal Aviation Administration 250 $52,804.98
Transportation Security Administration 248 $51,908.57
Agricultural Research Service 244 $52,185.85
Food and Drug Administration 244 $52,223.03
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 241 $60,950.63
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 222 $61,093.95
Drug Enforcement Administration 221 $61,439.35
Natural Resources Conservation Service 191 $53,738.25
U.S. Coast Guard 188 $54,131.14
Customs and Border Protection 181 $48,337.50
Citizenship and Immigration Services 172 $53,062.13
Department of Energy 168 $122,510.46
Indian Affairs 167 $50,446.10
Federal Emergency Management Agency 166 $52,956.17
National Institute of Standards and Technology 163 $62,227.85
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 162 $47,303.79
Geological Survey 160 $52,150.40
160 $43,965.46
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 117 $79,146.71
Bureau of Reclamation 109 $46,665.06
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 105 $53,860.24
Department of State 92 $57,293.61
National Labor Relations Board 91 $57,049.08
Office of Comptroller of Currency 83 $83,520.60
Agricultural Marketing Service 69 $48,513.97
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 68 $51,648.19
U.S. Marshals Service 65 $51,846.03
Offices, Boards and Divisions 63 $62,687.19
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 60 $79,579.52
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 60 $55,701.00
Environmental Protection Agency 52 $66,650.63
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 51 $56,987.96
Patent and Trademark Office 50 $58,554.18
Office of the Director 48 $60,329.65
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 46 $54,228.11
Federal Communications Commission 42 $70,873.95
Federal Highway Administration 38 $61,971.58
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 37 $50,756.78
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 36 $55,104.72
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 36 $53,735.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 32 $66,504.66
Maritime Administration 29 $62,438.59
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 28 $53,512.11
Corporation for National and Community Service 28 $53,559.43
Farm Service Agency 27 $47,782.04
Office of Personnel Management 25 $56,057.80
Mine Safety and Health Administration 24 $55,422.00
National Science Foundation 24 $55,937.42
Securities and Exchange Commission 23 $83,671.04
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 22 $50,152.59
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 22 $59,662.05
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 22 $86,897.32
Food Safety and Inspection Service 22 $54,169.23
Office of Secretary of Transportation 22 $62,394.05
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 21 $51,964.76
Public Buildings Service 21 $52,193.05
20 $50,434.55
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 20 $57,301.45
Federal Election Commission 19 $64,347.11
Food and Nutrition Service 18 $56,766.56
Program Support Center 18 $52,055.11
National Credit Union Administration 17 $1,000.00
National Archives and Records Administration 17 $44,095.12
Peace Corps 17 $64,223.35
Railroad Retirement Board 17 $57,924.19
Departmental Administration 16 $60,497.75
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 15 $52,003.07
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 15 $60,637.73
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 15 $43,088.33
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 15 $55,194.60
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 15 $54,641.67
Office for Civil Rights 14 $56,122.43
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 14 $60,149.36
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 14 $59,883.71
U.S. Secret Service 14 $62,954.60
Office of Management and Budget 13 $88,830.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 13 $51,901.54
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 13 $58,493.54
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 13 $57,314.15
Government Printing Office 13 $52,810.54
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 12 $61,526.17
Employment and Training Administration 12 $61,219.17
Office of Labor-Management Standards 12 $60,719.17
Foreign Agricultural Service 12 $63,694.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 12 $42,404.58
Board of Veterans Appeals 12 $49,244.42
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 11 $76,299.27
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 11 $54,265.82
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 11 $54,589.64
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 11 $65,740.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 11 $82,588.91
Federal Student Aid 11 $64,021.82
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 11 $67,680.82
National Protection and Programs Directorate 11 $36,425.09
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 11 $47,195.55
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 10 $74,727.20
Selective Service System 10 $58,621.60
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 10 $48,123.10
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 10 $102,335.90
Farm Credit Administration 10 $1,165.70
Pretrial Services Agency 10 $63,453.10
Presidio Trust 10 $75,028.20
Office of Administrative Services 9 $58,096.78
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 9 $60,297.33
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 9 $74,810.67
Broadcasting Board of Governors 9 $65,220.33
Fpac Business Center 9 $59,739.22
National Endowment for the Humanities 9 $56,492.89
U.S. Agency for International Development 8 $60,032.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 8 $62,396.88
U.S. Mint 8 $57,965.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 8 $53,285.63
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 8 $43,639.63
Bureau of Labor Statistics 8 $61,816.63
Veterans Employment and Training Service 8 $57,877.13
Office of Administration 8 $55,611.75
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 8 $68,536.50
National Gallery of Art 8 $62,366.13
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 8 $54,180.25
Wage and Hour Division 7 $57,469.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 7 $9,484.17
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 7 $49,282.14
Administration for Children and Families 7 $59,038.57
Langley Research Center 6 $54,695.83
Goddard Space Flight Center 6 $72,505.33
National Transportation Safety Board 6 $66,326.33
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 6 $59,228.00
Rural Housing Service 6 $48,719.17
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 6 $68,521.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 6 $57,778.83
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 6 $69,832.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 6 $61,477.33
Federal Trade Commission 6 $70,638.17
Departmental Offices 6 $54,938.17
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 5 $70,246.60
Headquarters, Nasa 5 $70,939.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 5 $59,015.20
Federal Railroad Administration 5 $65,156.60
Risk Management Agency 5 $63,966.20
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $51,821.80
Federal Housing Finance Agency 5 $82,404.00
U.S. Trustee Program 5 $60,364.40
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 5 $61,895.50
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 5 $68,592.40
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 5 $65,833.40
Office of Secretary of Labor 4 $65,446.75
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 4 $63,196.25
Election Assistance Commission 4 $82,225.75
Federal Transit Administration 4 $63,054.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $58,918.75
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 4 $54,007.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 4 $53,610.25
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $57,805.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $51,144.75
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 4 $58,894.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 4 $58,547.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $85,046.25
National Appeals Division 4 $60,931.50
International Trade Administration 4 $64,061.50
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 4 $72,211.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 3 $53,759.33
Minority Business Development Agency 3 $57,997.67
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 3 $58,769.33
Office of Communications and Outreach 3 $62,284.67
Trade and Development Agency 3 $77,625.67
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $87,282.67
Armed Forces Retirement Home 3 $62,937.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $56,942.00
Federal Maritime Commission 3 $66,412.33
Ames Research Center 3 $81,096.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 2 $63,235.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $70,859.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $62,875.00
International-American Foundation 2 $58,281.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 2 $87,094.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 2 $54,557.50
Employee Benefits Security Administration 2 $60,039.50
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 2 $66,600.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $77,600.50
Office of Special Counsel 2 $59,859.50
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 2 $71,400.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 2 $71,036.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $66,887.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $94,581.00
Economic Development Administration 2 $58,390.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $63,025.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $62,607.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental Affairs 2 $82,126.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 2 $74,995.50
Administration for Community Living 2 $76,263.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 2 $50,796.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $59,286.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 2 $64,481.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $64,379.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $0.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $70,586.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 1 $57,472.00
National Security Council 1 $60,170.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $76,162.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $86,085.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $61,054.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $47,672.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $57,506.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $63,906.00
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 1 $48,660.00
Immediate Office Assistant Secretary Congress & Legislation Affairs 1 $70,775.00
Office of Justice Programs 1 $71,475.00
Women's Bureau 1 $63,906.00
Denali Commission 1 $63,510.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $50,269.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $58,256.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $70,775.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 1 $54,440.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $63,906.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $70,775.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $65,219.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $82,170.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $58,297.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $66,715.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $70,399.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $57,506.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $70,775.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $74,158.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 1 $64,656.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $57,351.00
Civil Rights 1 $57,032.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $55,712.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $63,906.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $54,074.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $78,167.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $77,165.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $29,648.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $68,960.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $70,775.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $45,699.07. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $175,250 in 2021.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 30,549
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5,346
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 422
ZS - Administrative Support 255
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 248
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 192
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 144
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 121
CG - Corporate Graded 117
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 113
* - Invalid 111
VC - Canteen Service 97
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 83
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 58
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
CU - Credit Union Employees 17
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 17
NU - Employees In The National Nuclear Security Administration's Technician And Administrative Support Career Path 16
PG - Printing Office Grades 12
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 10
VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial 10
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 5
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
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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was $34,088. Since then, the average pay has increased to $45,699 in 2021.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0303.

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