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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $35,143.64* *Based on the 2005 average.
56,807 EMPLOYEES
$1.99B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 56,807 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $35,753.

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
Veterans Health Administration 14,549 $35,752.61
Bureau of the Census 7,282 $27,388.07
Internal Revenue Service 5,449 $30,102.72
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,351 $42,053.19
Social Security Administration 2,180 $31,530.43
National Park Service 2,067 $30,385.17
National Institutes of Health 1,177 $42,051.72
Office of Personnel Management 1,087 $28,506.60
Forest Service 912 $35,028.01
Federal Emergency Management Agency 782 $33,877.75
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 722 $37,176.72
Veterans Benefits Administration 685 $33,840.32
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 669 $28,178.58
Federal Aviation Administration 658 $38,256.61
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 553 $34,657.62
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 552 $37,864.15
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 512 $34,342.62
Drug Enforcement Administration 488 $37,700.57
Department of Energy 456 $54,732.96
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 434 $48,224.16
Natural Resources Conservation Service 402 $37,108.46
Department of State 399 $38,202.68
U.S. Coast Guard 349 $39,403.83
Bureau of Land Management 344 $33,793.31
Indian Affairs 344 $32,494.87
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 342 $40,748.39
Food and Drug Administration 338 $41,941.64
Offices, Boards and Divisions 310 $34,920.23
Geological Survey 310 $40,619.70
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 297 $48,202.47
Environmental Protection Agency 277 $41,306.36
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 256 $39,720.94
Small Business Administration 237 $34,082.03
National Cemetery Administration 233 $36,693.44
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 225 $37,649.45
Agricultural Research Service 216 $40,136.80
U.S. Secret Service 203 $30,525.14
Indian Health Service 193 $36,380.47
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 192 $39,337.12
Employment Standards Administration 184 $39,829.42
Federal Highway Administration 182 $39,946.75
Bureau of Reclamation 180 $33,187.49
Financial Management Service 176 $36,402.01
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 173 $44,188.68
Agricultural Marketing Service 170 $36,143.66
U.S. Marshals Service 170 $40,487.57
National Science Foundation 137 $43,999.95
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 134 $40,321.40
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 133 $37,752.57
Office of Comptroller of Currency 130 $51,059.21
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 118 $40,243.40
Securities and Exchange Commission 116 $44,288.67
Federal Communications Commission 113 $43,698.37
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 110 $42,598.76
Public Buildings Service 109 $39,460.73
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 109 $54,188.79
Farm Service Agency 105 $36,316.08
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 99 $32,635.13
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 98 $41,305.98
Patent and Trademark Office 96 $42,795.53
National Labor Relations Board 96 $43,265.70
Peace Corps 91 $38,909.30
National Institute of Standards and Technology 90 $38,571.18
Government Printing Office 88 $37,588.26
National Archives and Records Administration 85 $30,287.20
Export-Import Bank of the United States 81 $52,248.96
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 78 $39,119.77
Foreign Agricultural Service 77 $43,764.18
Office of the Director 76 $39,461.26
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 74 $41,351.82
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 74 $39,958.11
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 74 $42,476.07
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 73 $42,169.16
Federal Student Aid 73 $41,956.01
Rural Housing Service 70 $31,192.83
Headquarters, Nasa 69 $42,459.74
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 68 $41,001.46
Transportation Security Administration 66 $35,858.95
U.S. Mint 63 $41,028.24
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 59 $41,335.37
Office of Management and Budget 58 $49,270.95
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 58 $42,315.53
Program Support Center 56 $43,595.09
Food and Nutrition Service 54 $36,911.83
Executive Office for Immigration Review 53 $30,495.62
Federal Railroad Administration 52 $39,314.62
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 50 $45,709.48
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 50 $43,338.30
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 50 $36,718.46
Assistant Secretary for Administration 49 $46,967.98
Veterans Employment and Training Service 49 $40,191.86
Federal Trade Commission 49 $41,404.08
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 47 $50,129.62
Employment and Training Administration 46 $45,938.26
Maritime Administration 44 $38,514.57
Federal Supply Service 44 $37,520.39
Food Safety and Inspection Service 43 $32,062.58
Administration for Children and Families 43 $39,184.72
Office of Secretary of Transportation 42 $47,120.62
Broadcasting Board of Governors 42 $46,227.43
Corporation for National and Community Service 42 $39,823.38
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 41 $36,705.27
Railroad Retirement Board 41 $42,023.59
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 41 $36,896.37
National Credit Union Administration 39 $40,761.97
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 39 $41,185.62
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 38 $32,229.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 37 $36,219.11
Presidio Trust 37 $45,734.38
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 37 $41,376.68
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 36 $36,960.17
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 35 $37,877.69
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 35 $48,046.74
Office for Civil Rights 35 $39,419.43
Health Resources and Services Administration 35 $44,954.31
International Trade Administration 34 $40,723.85
Goddard Space Flight Center 34 $30,850.82
Agency for International Development 33 $47,396.45
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 33 $46,237.21
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 32 $46,804.91
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 31 $41,142.61
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 30 $38,993.20
Bureau of the Public Debt 29 $30,667.14
Departmental Offices 29 $39,524.41
U.S. Trustee Program 29 $44,062.69
Bureau of Labor Statistics 28 $37,114.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 27 $40,796.56
U.S. International Trade Commission 27 $46,296.59
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 27 $48,649.48
National Gallery of Art 26 $43,692.00
National Transportation Safety Board 25 $47,257.80
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 25 $31,584.92
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 25 $40,478.16
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 24 $48,556.83
Selective Service System 24 $43,286.29
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 24 $40,750.96
Economic Research Service 24 $47,949.42
National Agricultural Statistics Service 22 $42,262.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 22 $29,775.77
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 21 $49,114.14
Pretrial Services Agency 21 $43,131.43
Federal Transit Administration 20 $42,075.95
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 20 $44,786.00
Departmental Administration 19 $37,183.37
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 18 $38,905.17
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 18 $42,372.28
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 18 $43,820.89
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 17 $40,570.76
Ames Research Center 17 $50,382.94
Office of National Drug Control Policy 17 $43,101.59
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight 17 $54,614.35
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 16 $37,906.38
Mine Safety and Health Administration 16 $40,223.88
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 16 $33,105.44
Office of Management (Department of Education) 16 $43,782.25
Office of Thrift Supervision 16 $54,917.06
Federal Technology Service 15 $39,412.73
National Security Council 15 $53,593.60
Federal Election Commission 15 $40,615.53
National Endowment for the Arts 15 $39,836.07
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 15 $45,124.33
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 14 $42,620.50
Office of Secretary of Labor 14 $45,110.79
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 14 $33,750.79
Offices of the Regional Administrators 13 $15,224.33
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 13 $26,620.46
U.S. Institute of Peace 13 $34,245.54
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 13 $50,713.15
Ous Management 13 $24,269.85
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 13 $38,451.46
Office of Administration 13 $44,154.08
Office of Postsecondary Education 13 $49,678.54
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 13 $43,097.31
Consumer Product Safety Commission 12 $43,707.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 12 $43,392.17
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 12 $40,238.75
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 12 $34,977.08
Federal Maritime Commission 12 $45,442.92
Employee Benefits Security Administration 11 $40,133.55
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 11 $46,374.73
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 11 $49,494.64
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 11 $51,218.27
National Endowment for the Humanities 11 $40,534.18
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 11 $43,600.55
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 10 $36,666.00
Risk Management Agency 10 $43,634.70
Council of Economic Advisers 10 $55,113.10
Office of Justice Programs 10 $37,713.30
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 10 $48,023.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 10 $50,468.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 10 $40,800.40
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 9 $46,450.89
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $47,889.89
Office of Disability Employment Policy 9 $37,208.67
Institute of Education Sciences 9 $40,229.89
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 9 $42,428.22
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 8 $49,811.88
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 8 $41,589.25
Federal Labor Relations Authority 8 $58,514.13
Bureau of Economic Analysis 8 $43,670.75
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 8 $41,671.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 8 $36,612.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 8 $46,878.75
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 8 $47,365.88
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 8 $51,585.75
Minority Business Development Agency 7 $45,316.71
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 7 $41,804.71
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 7 $44,177.71
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 7 $26,654.71
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 7 $39,107.14
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 7 $45,417.43
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 7 $52,012.14
Office of Departmental Operations and Coordinator 6 $37,745.17
International-American Foundation 6 $37,004.83
National Mediation Board 6 $47,059.00
National Appeals Division 6 $34,729.50
Economic Development Administration 6 $46,165.83
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 6 $47,188.67
Office of Communications and Outreach 6 $39,619.83
Farm Credit Administration 6 $42,757.83
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 6 $42,716.83
Ous Border and Transportation Security 6 $31,429.33
Langley Research Center 5 $29,903.20
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $40,954.80
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 5 $38,519.60
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 5 $45,093.60
National Technical Information Service 5 $34,433.40
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 5 $39,575.80
Office of Special Counsel 5 $35,830.80
Administration for Community Living 5 $40,541.40
Ous for Science and Technology 5 $34,175.40
Government National Mortgage Association 5 $51,639.20
Office of the Executive Secretariat 4 $41,951.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 4 $45,949.75
Trade and Development Agency 4 $40,022.75
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $44,419.00
Civil Rights 4 $41,744.75
Federal Housing Finance Board 4 $31,708.25
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 4 $30,520.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 4 $37,460.50
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 4 $44,454.25
Office of Governmentwide Policy 4 $32,288.25
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 4 $32,457.75
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 4 $42,835.75
4 $51,715.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 4 $44,942.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 4 $43,541.25
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 4 $32,310.50
Department of Veterans Affairs 4 $28,714.75
Office of Innovation and Improvement 4 $44,156.50
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Bus Utilization 4 $38,745.75
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 4 $18,575.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 3 $44,906.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 3 $41,136.67
Office of Science and Technology Policy 3 $47,260.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation 3 $49,625.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 3 $48,387.67
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $39,883.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 3 $41,432.33
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 3 $58,086.33
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 3 $37,710.33
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 3 $32,463.00
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 3 $44,170.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 3 $57,874.67
Office of Government Ethics 3 $39,344.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 3 $35,548.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 3 $46,418.33
Commission on Civil Rights 3 $36,485.67
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 3 $47,598.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $39,763.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 2 $47,973.00
Office of the Chief Economist 2 $34,209.00
Office of Citizen Services and Communicatns 2 $44,660.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 2 $53,735.50
Interagency Council on the Homeless 2 $40,770.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $37,636.00
Marine Mammal Commission 2 $45,306.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $43,761.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $29,811.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 2 $49,207.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 2 $19,730.00
Women's Bureau 2 $43,133.50
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 2 $45,417.50
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 2 $46,457.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $54,124.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $37,191.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 1 $68,209.00
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 1 $49,728.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program & Data Analysis 1 $53,481.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $42,543.00
National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics 1 $56,371.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 1 $47,111.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & International Affairs 1 $43,365.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $18,575.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $37,211.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 1 $60,494.00
African Development Foundation 1 $46,088.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $32,966.00
Community Relations Service 1 $51,036.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $52,036.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $36,633.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Labor) 1 $52,036.00
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation 1 $27,131.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $40,570.00
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 1 $35,093.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $46,088.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $36,157.00
National Institute for Literacy 1 $49,728.00
Economics and Statistics Administration 1 $62,086.00
Board of Contract Appeals 1 $38,997.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 1 $53,481.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $35,143.64. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $123,901 in 2005.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 51,819
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2,482
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 400
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 388
CG - Corporate Graded 297
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 258
ZS - Administrative Support 220
VC - Canteen Service 184
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 130
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 116
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 99
PG - Printing Office Grades 85
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 66
CY - Contract Education--school Year 50
CE - Contract Education--year Long 42
CU - Credit Union Employees 39
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 36
MA - Milk Marketing 21
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 17
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 16
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 15
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 11
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 7
TS - Federal Housing Finance Board Step Sys. 4
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
PJ - Gpo, Afge, 12% Night Rate 2
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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